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Address: Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2PB, Scotland
Phone Number: +44-131-202-9157
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Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: Stretch of road connecting Edinburgh Castle with Holyrood Palace, the...
Stretch of road connecting Edinburgh Castle with Holyrood Palace, the Queen's residence in Scotland.
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What a fantastic part of Edinburgh and Scotland - so much to do and see - from the street performers to the Castle on the top of the hill to the eateries and coffee houses and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Waterford, Ireland
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Waterford, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

What a fantastic part of Edinburgh and Scotland - so much to do and see - from the street performers to the Castle on the top of the hill to the eateries and coffee houses and the Scottish Whisky Experience and the Whisky shops We enjoyed two full days on this one street and could have stayed longer.

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Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I am originaly from Edinburgh and you know what it is still great to come here the place is steeped in hist and never fails to enthrall us all from yougsters (grandsons(12-8) no me who has seen it all in the high street or thought i had

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The royal mile is a good walk to get a feel for the old city. It's very touristy but if you can ignore that and take in the architecture and people then it's cultural and historic. There are also a number of famous attractions on the way to see like the Castle on one end and Holyrood Palace on the... More 

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Really this is a must see. Although I have visited a number of times , it always seems fresh and you learn so much about the crowns history - it's hard to believe how the queen slept on such a small bed ! Also visit Ocean terminal and please try brittania spice for some authentic indian and Thai food -... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

You can walk up and down the Royal mile browsing shops, trying out all the bars and taking in the historical buildings.

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Kingston, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

The Royal Mile is a shopper's paradise. It's also a history buff's paradise. In short...it's just a wonderful place to explore, learn, shop, dine and enjoy.

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Arundel, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Stretching from the Castle to the Parliament Building, it's easy to walk down one side of the street and return (up the hill) on the other. Lots of tourist shops, selling the same thing - kilts, t shirts, fudge and tat. Whisky shops aplenty. Cafes, pubs and eateries everywhere. Some bagpipe players busking. The buildings themselves are very interesting and... More 

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Brockport, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Lovely walk down...long walk up. Had a couple of good meals in the pubs and viewed some real Scottish culture. Enjoyed the bag pipes being played as we strolled along the way. Some cute little shops. Really enjoyed walking down various Close what interesting things you can find.

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Daventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Lots of interesting building, take your camera and snap away, lots of churches and museums, pubs and eateries, a lovely place to wander round for an evening

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Beautiful place to visit. Lots to look at and experience. Friendly people everywhere! Be sure to take your camera!

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Old Town
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-flavored 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.