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Carson Clark Gallery

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Address: 17 St. Marys Street | Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH1 1TA, Scotland
Phone Number:
+44 131 556 4710
10:30 - 18:00
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Mon - Sat 10:30 - 18:00

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Special Place on the Royal Mile

We were disappointed that the Royal Mile was the same shop over and over again. I was really hoping to find some antiques! This shop was a breath of fresh air. The owner took... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2016
Nazareth, Pennsylvania
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Nazareth, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 29 March 2016

We were disappointed that the Royal Mile was the same shop over and over again. I was really hoping to find some antiques! This shop was a breath of fresh air. The owner took his time with us, even though we weren't in the market for his goods. We will always remember the time that he took to talk with... More 

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Reviewed 13 October 2015

The history of Scotland at your finger tips in the quaint little shop.If you are looking for that special something to bring home from you trip this is the place. From old maps to fab old pictures of Edinburgh and Scotland and so much more. The owner/operator is so knowledgeable and willing to take the time to discuss and help... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 29 March 2013

I wandered in with a friend, and apart from the intriguing maps, the service was excellent. The man in charge (Mr Clark?) was exceptionally knowledgeable and spent a good 20 minutes explaining different sorts of maps and printing techniques to us. He had a lot of interesting facts about the ancient world, and was really enthusiastic about the maps in... More 

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England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 March 2012

I felt this place deserved a review as I was given a decent discount without even asking! As a result I did more trade with them. I saw something I liked in the window as I passed & was fascinated by the stock inside the shop. Huge collection of historical maps! The service was exceptional.

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Western Australia
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Reviewed 26 March 2010

My experiences with this gallery are quite different. I bought a map in December 2009 and was guaranteed delivery by 11 Jan. It finally arrived today (24 March) after endless delays. Most of my emails were ignored, and promised posting dates didn't occur. I've found this a very frustrating experience and wouldn't want to repeat the experience. I can't recommend... More 

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Reviewed 11 May 2004

We were looking for a place to eat on the Royal Mile (the place we wanted to go was closed for a few days) and an older gentleman spotted us looking confused and asked if he could assist us. He pointed out a good place to eat and said his son ran an antique map store and asked us to... More 

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Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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