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Royal Mile

Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2PB, Scotland (Castle / Royal Mile / High St)
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Ranked #18 of 155 Attractions in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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Owner description: Stretch of road connecting Edinburgh Castle with Holyrood Palace, the Queen's residence in Scotland.
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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

A wonderful street to spend your time wondering along. Plenty of bars, restaurants, little shops and much more. You really need a good hour to spend meandering around.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Some really great shops, cafes and restaurants on the Royal Mile, I enjoyed spending time in Edinburgh, was a great experience. Will be visiting again.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

The Royal mile is actually a little over a mile but filled with all sorts of different shops, cafes and pubs not to mention a Cathedral. A very enjoyable walk from the castle to Holyrood House.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

This is a very interesting street full of great shops, restaurants, cafes, bars and museums. There is something for all ages. The castle is at the top end of the mile and Hollyrood Palace at the bottom. During the Edinburgh fringe there are many street entertainers and the atmosphere is brilliant

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Wigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

This stretch of Edinburgh is fantastic. Lovely atmospheric buildings, with nice shops and good pubs and restaurants. Definitely worth the walk up to the castle!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

I really enjoyed walking slowly down the Royal Mile from the castle to the end. Stopped in the cathedral, had lunch and did some shopping. Something to definitely do if visiting Edinburgh

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Lovely walk be prepared to go up hill to the castle but easy coming down .Full of shops ,café , pubs, restaurants churches St Giles well worth a visit beautiful inside so many stain glass windows .At one end you have Holyrood House which we did not go in but looks very impressive there is Arthur's chair if you fancy... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

The best is from The Edinburgh Castle down to Hollyrood Palace covering this entire stretch browsing buying eating drinking in #LoveEdinburgh Please note that you need an entire day to explore this stretch of Edinburgh Lots to see and do for the discerning traveller! If you in to cashmere and whiskey, then this is for you! We loved it!

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England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

The feel of the Royal Mile has undergone a change over the past few years. Most pubs, especially those in the area around the Radisson Blu hotel, now have live music, provide good varied food and a friendly welcome. Because of all this, there are many more people about in the late evening. The shops in the Mile have changed... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

The Royal Mile links Edinburgh Castle and the Palace of Holyrood House,both of which tower over the long and bloody history of Scotland. The Royal Mile is in fact the amalgam of a number of important roads which are identified separately, including importantly High Street and Canongate. To understand the development of the Mile it's important to visit the Museum... More

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