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Royal Mile

Address: Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2PB, Scotland (Castle / Royal Mile / High St)
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Ranked #16 of 195 Attractions in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Owner description: Stretch of road connecting Edinburgh Castle with Holyrood Palace, the...
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Type: Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Owner description: Stretch of road connecting Edinburgh Castle with Holyrood Palace, the Queen's residence in Scotland.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

One of my fav places in the entire world. Despite the tartan and Scottish shops for the tourists, it is a vibrant and lively street full of interesting things to see and do. As the weather warms up there are musicians, street performers, magicians, ghost walk tours and plenty more. Cafes, bars and restaurants with something for everyone. The history... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

This is a very famous stretch of Edinburgh and I highly recommend that you get a tour guide to explain some of the fascinating histories and buildings along its route. No visit to this city is really complete without acknowledging this area.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Nothing better than a walk down the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, such a pleasant and lovely street to get lost. From the castle to the Parliament, a real pleasure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Very special for a major city to have kept so much of it's medieval history, especially more or less right in the middle of the City. But that's what Edinburgh is all about. I really liked walking down the Royal Mile, it did feel like you were walking though History!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Plenty of shops for souvenirs and coffee shops. From castle to palace plenty to see. Will take you a couple of hours to take it all in

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

A great buzz with lots of quirky closes and buildings to explore. Packed with interesting places to eat and drink. Start at the Castle and wander down to Holyrood Palace with your camera.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Just loved the royal mile. Beautiful cobble stoned street. Beautiful buildings. Visited October 2011

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

What a wonderful, historic stroll. Every building could have been there for years, or hundreds of years. If the cobblestone could talk.... Loved seeing men in kilts carrying on with their normal lives. Our first day was in glorious sunshine, and we delighted in every vista from the castle until we stopped, to run through the Christmas Market. Every shop,... More 

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Newry, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

The Royal Mile is a bit too touristy for me, with shop after shop selling tartan and cashmere, but its the same things in every shop, so if you see one you've seen them all. Its a nice looking street though, and the long flights of steps leading down from the Royal Mile add a fantastic atmosphere to the old... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Nice but seen better. Glad it was January weekend when we visited , as it was very quiet. Not a lot of people around. Great walk , just bit to comercialise for my liking. Too many shops with cheap (ok , in Edinburgh not so cheap) touristy bits. Few nice pubs , No1 is great and serving great mulled wine... More 

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