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Royal Mile

Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2PB, Scotland (Castle/Royal Mile/High St)
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Ranked #19 of 197 attractions in Edinburgh
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Type: Historic Walking Areas, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Traveler Description: Edinburgh 's Royal Mile is one of the most famous streets in the world and a must see for all visitors to Edinburgh .  It is in the Old Town, the... more »
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Love,love ,love the royal mile all year round,but this is a definite must see&do during the festival,from beginning to end of August,the mile is totally buzzing with people,culture&street acts from crazy&wacky to edge of your seat acts,plenty of places to eat from quick snacks to cafes,bistros or a nice fancy restaurant &3,4,5 courses to suit any budgets,there are also free... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The Royal Mile for the 4 weeks in August is amazing! more so if the weather is good. These are the 4 weeks of the Edinburgh Festival where so many mainly amateur Entertainment groups showcase their talents. Whether it be acting,singing,theatrical, comedy, juggling, magic,circus skills.Playing musical instruments & so much more. The atmosphere is electric. Plenty of places to sit... More

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South Wales
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Fab street that runs between the castle and Holyrood...few too many tartan shops (but then it is Scotland) some great architecture, great attractions, Fab places to eat !The closes and the views down them are my favourite !

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Take in all the shops and closes, you dont know what you might find away from all the tourist tat shops - taken in St Giles Cathedral and Heart of Midlothian, easier if you walk down from castle to Holyrood, great in Festival time too

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Lots to see and do on the Royal Mile, and not just shopping . Pop in to the local museums as you wind your way down the Mile and get a feel for the real story of Edinburgh.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

From the castle down to Holyrood palace there is so much to see and do. From St Giles cathedral to the Tolbooth and more you will have so much to take in.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

You have to walk down the royal mile if your visiting Edinburgh the road runs from Edinburgh castle at the top to Holyrood palace at the bottom. Some highlights in between are the camera obscura, the jolly judge pub, royal mile curios amazing antique jewellers, st giles cathedral, the cafe in the cathedral is very good, the underground vault tours... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Fantastic place to wander up to the castle. Stop of at St. Giles Cathedral... a must, and a visit during the fringe festival in August a definate when the street is full of performers. Plenty pubs and pavement seating outside to relax and people watch.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The Royal Mile is one of thise MUST SEE places when in Edinburgh. During the Fringe and Festival the atmosphere is brilliant. Plenty to see, plenty eating places not to mention the shops. Great fun exploring the little alley ways and coming across little cafes.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Join a tour to see the closes. Go during the fesival for carnival atmosphere then enjoy the peace and the seat in St Giles Cathedral.

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