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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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Ideal city break

Great to feel the history and share the experiences of this wonderful city. Great pubs, restaurants and tourist attractions, sightseeing options available, plenty to do from this... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Alsager
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Great to feel the history and share the experiences of this wonderful city. Great pubs, restaurants and tourist attractions, sightseeing options available, plenty to do from this part of the city.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

We were visiting Edinburgh for the weekend. Walked from our apartment through Grassmarket to Royal Mile. It was the last weekend of Fringe and Bank Holiday weekend. Sunny day. The atmosphere was great, lots of street performers, entertainers, these area are alive with personality and excitement. The Scottish are very friendly and helpfu l which was delightful. We stopped for... More 

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Lots places to eat and drink, plenty of street entrainment. Visited in August at end of fringe festival, amazing atmosphere. Recommend, full of history.

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Incline Village
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Good part is there are actually some good restaurants and free street entertainment on the Mile. Check out restaurant reviews. We had some good food and entertainment during our stay. Wait staff were very nice and helpful.

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Blacktown, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Arrived the last afternoon of the festival. Quite a lot of people around. We went up a few days later and enjoyed the area. Heaps - I mean heaps - of Scottish tourist shops. There are also a lot of different eateries. We ate at 2 of these, Royale Cafe for a great breakfast and the Royal Mile Tavern for... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Edinburgh is a beautiful city and the Royal Mile is the icing on the cake. Lots to see...beautiful churches, shops, restaurants, and plenty of history topped off by the Castle.

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Edinburgh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

I always enjoy walking up / down the Royal Mile (High Street) between the North Bridge and the Castle. There are lots of interesting places to visit and plenty of pubs, restaurants and cafes. Even better if you are able to visit during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, when there are lots of street artists performing. A lot of people do... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Very dignified and yet small kirk in central location. A great deal of the capital's history is bound up in this part of the city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

While visiting Edinburgh with friends from the USA we had a fantastic time. As the Edinburgh Fringe festival was on there was no shortage of street entertainers to keep my friends happy and entertained on the way up the royal mile to the castle.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

What can you say? A historic stretch of street in the heart of the city with something always happening and a pretty comprehensive selection of shops, bars and restuarants. Especially manic during the festival (good if you like that kinda thing!)

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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.
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