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Royal Mile

Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2PB, Scotland (Castle / Royal Mile / High St)
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Ranked #21 of 204 attractions in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Saint Louis, Missouri
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The historic aspect of the Royal Mile is enough reason to walk from the Castle to the "World's End" bar where the street used to end. The shops certainly have similar items, but there are several restaurants, the Whiskey Experience, the Cathedral and the castle, so you are bound to get here if you are doing some sightseeing. However, on... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This is a street approximately 1.8 miles long (if i remember correctly) downlhill so easy to walk along but difficult to return back. It end at the Scottish Parliament .. another beautiful building and up next the Arthur's seat. A good trek and totally work the effort. The street in itself is beautiful in parts .. becomes a little boring... More

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Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
31 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The Castle tour left a bit to be desired specifically because the city decided to add stadium seating right before the Castle entrance... which blocks the city views and is like seeing a plastic coke bottle floating down a Highland river and destroying the scenic beauty. So after you feel let down by Edinburgh castle, you walk the royal mile...... More

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
27 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Full of Scottish history and little cafes. Only little issue is most of the shops have the same thing. Great place to walk in the beautiful scottish sunshine.

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The royal mile is a must for any visitor to Edinburgh especially when the fringe is on...so much to see and do I'd definitely recommend walking up the side streets called closes very historical

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Wittlich, Germany
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Walk to the mile eat great food, shop and site see! Its worth it and at the top is the castle. If you can't walk real well just have a taxi take you close to the top.

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Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
72 attraction reviews
254 helpful votes 254 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Yes, walk the mile and experience the beautiful architecture, shops, restaurants and tourists. After you leave the Edinburgh Castle and start your walk, don't miss the small witches' fountain that remembers the hundreds of women burned as witches 300 years ago.

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London, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Really nice area with plenty to see/do/eat/drink/buy. Palace, Parliament etc at one end and castle at the other. Lovely buildings and a really nice walk. Worth doing while in Edinburgh!

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The Royal mile is the essential Edinburgh. The buildings, the people, the shops, the architecture and the overall experience is just amazing. So much happening throughout the day, and there's never a dull moment.

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St. Albert, Canada
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

What to say...We walked along the RMile many times and enjoyed each and every moment. You can only walk admiring the buildings, or get into the numerous shops (there are for all wallets capacity) with the local goods (wool, whisky and beer), pubs and restaurants, museums, churches. You have everything. Also, it is recommended to visit at different times to... More

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