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Royal Mile

Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2PB, Scotland (Castle / Royal Mile / High St)
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Ranked #21 of 207 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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Forres, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

A perfect place to visit for the serious historian, those with an interest in Scottish history and tourists alike. Great buildings and monuments with the historic castle at one end and Hollywood at the other, with fantastic buildings and museums in between. Many restaurants and bars. Also the inevitable tat shops for the tourists.

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Melbourne, Australia
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

I'm sure that I would not be the last to comment on the sheer number of tacky tourist shops in the royal mile but it is a pity that so many of them are destroying the feel of this very impressive street. Take a look for yourselves.....if you want to see many of the sites you simply have no choice.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

When we visited the Edinburgh Fringe we spent most of our time being entertained on the royal mile. There was so much to watch and enjoy and most of the road was pedestrianised.

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Elmsford, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

The Royal Mile which ended with the Castle was filled with Scots celebrating the Fringe Festival and people from everywhere having a great time. It was more interesting because of the election in September to decide Scotland's fate.

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Westfield, IN
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We were so fortunate to stay for several days at the Radison Blu which is located mid-way on the Royal Mile...right in the heart of it, for sure. There during the Fringe, any direction that we walked, we found entertainment. Lots of great shopping, too.

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Poynton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

History, arts, people, architecture, dodgy £29 kilts - the Royal Mile has it all. Just stand still and watch the world go by. You won't be disappointed.

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Sherwood Park, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

A must see in Edinburgh. We walked up and down the royal mile enjoying the shops and sites. Had lunch at a pub and enjoyed the local beer.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Walked this everyday as our hotel was near the bottom, some lovely little pubs and lots of nice little jewellers aswell as lots of souvenir shops.

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Duisburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

I love the little closes which you could reach in between the houses of high street. There is live in the street. Every time some artists.

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Douglasville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

The Royal Mile is certainly touristy, but during the Festival it is so full of life, people of all walks, and different acts that it is a delight to visit.

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