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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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napoli
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

yes, it's full of touristy shops but it's still fun to walk up and down. loved it! one must is the hector russell kilt shop. they have the best and the quality is worth the price!

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Edmonton, Alberta
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

So many shops, pubs, and restaurants to see and go into. Great for people watching. A little expensive but if you look around you can find good prices. Well worth spending a day or 2 here. So many beautiful/ interesting things to see and do.

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Zichron Yaakov, Israel
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

So much to see, reccomending with a free tour, you'll learn a lot like that. Don't miss the toe guy and the heart!

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Cleethorpes, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This street is stunning it has amazing architectural buildings with many streets that lead off to go and explore what is on offer and it would be very easy lose inquisitive people as this is the place were sightseeing, museums, shopping, and different restaurants and bars to eat and drink are at their best. You can easily walk from Holyrood... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

So much to savor, take a taxi to Castle early in morning and walk down afterwards and enjoy everything Scottish and more by strolling by cheeseshop, pubs, whiskey, wools, etc.

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northern ireland
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171 reviews 171 reviews
32 attraction reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Lots of street artists, restaurants and interesting shops and stalls and great buildings. The castle at the top is the icing on the cake and I loved Cockburn street.

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Indialantic, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The epitome' of shopping, but not for the faint of heart or "wanderer". You must keep in mind you "get what you pay for". However, on that note, its prime for souvenirs & high quality Scottish woolens (scarves, socks, sweaters, hats, kilts, etc.) The walk is tiring, but the street is lined with fun cafes where you may dine in... More

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Love it you can walk from the castle down to the palace and see lots of wonderful building and visit the museum of Edinburgh. Lots of nice cafés and restaurants along the way are a bonus.

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Calgary
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143 reviews 143 reviews
85 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Great place for shopping, sightseeing (Castle, Camera Obscura, museums), restaurants, bars, buskers etc. Sidewalks are very busy. You can easily walk from Hollyrod to Edinburgh castle, with lots to see inbetween. Lots of charm, just wear good shoes for walking!

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owen sound
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Great atmosphere to soak up. Bag pipers piping, great selection of pubs,lots of shopping, something for everyone. A must do.

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