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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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New York City
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202 reviews 202 reviews
35 attraction reviews
307 helpful votes 307 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The link from Edinburgh Castle to Holyrood Palace is filled with shops and treasures from Scotland, whether you seek a silver ring, tartan weave, taste of whisky, or pub meal. DO take time to note the doorway signs that mark every "close" off the Royal Mile which are the narrow alleys, the actual streets of old Edinburgh. The stroll of... More

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Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin
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48 reviews 48 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We loved looking at the old buildings and quaint shops on the Royal Mile. To see even more, take a parallel street on the return journey. There is so much to see, so plan on a walk of several hours.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

An aimless walk along the Royal Mile taking in all the scenery was a lovely way to spend our Sunday, this area of Edinburgh is very touristy and is very commercialised but it really does give a lovely atmospheric feel to your stay.

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Sacramento, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Scottish-made goods and great local beer were great! We came in the summer so it was very crowded. Shop keepers were friendly and proud of their city.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This street is the place to walk and shop in Edinburgh for history buffs, sight seers, shoppers, and those wanting to experience a mix of tourism and historic charm. It leads from Holyrood Palace to Edinburgh castle, and you see so much along the way!

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sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

The Royal Mile is a wonderful street to explore, with lots of beautiful buildings, and some good shops, and an interesting history. Would highly recommend staying on the Royal Mile when in Edinburgh!

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Waterford, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Please do not go to Edinburgh without walking the whole of the royal mile. There is so much history and beautiful buildings to admire, take it all in and make sure your camera is fully charged.

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Houston, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

The Royal Mile was fun to walk -- several times -- loaded with Scottish shops so was able to buy my fill of "Fraser" articles. Kind of thought it would have more antique type services to the castle, but still a fun place to explore.

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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

There are lots of pubs, restaurants, cafes and souvenir shops plus hotels. The street is just amazing, it is on top of a hill and seems to stretch forever. I have never been to another City with a street like this. The whole street is just so full of tourists. I can make out by the words they were speaking... More

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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

I love the Royal Mile. Tourist shops mix with bars and restaurants. The castle is at the top and Holyrood and the parliament at the bottom. The tartan tourist spot at the top is worth a visit as is the whisky experience although I have only been in the shop part. There is a great chippy about half way down... More

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