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Royal Mile

Address: Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2PB, Scotland (Castle / Royal Mile / High St)
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Ranked #15 of 459 things to do 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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Go here when The Festival is on and find a seat outside a nice pub and enjoy the street entertainers, you will not be disappointed.

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London, England
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

It's no longer the classy street it must have been back in its heyday. Every other shop seems to be aimed at the not very choosy souvenir hunting tourist. Best seen from the top deck of the tour bus.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Lovely views, nice old shops and pubs along cobbled streets and lanes all leading up to a nice big castle. You can walk your way up there or cheat and go part of the way by the open top bus tour.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Worth a visit to go to Royal Mile. It is surrounded by beautiful buildings and historic buildings. Plenty of cafe's, restaurants, pubs to choose for a little break when viewing the city. There are cobbled stones roads in some part which adds to the historic feel of thing. Not far from princess street which is a go to if you... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

If you spent some time checking which attractions do you want to visit in your stay in Edinburgh, you probably noticed that 90% of the attractions are situated either within this road or very close to it. It is a easy and not so long walk up and down, where going down will take you to a few museums and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

The royal mile is very enjoyable, you walk along passing many historic buildings and impressive architecture. Edinburgh has the historic feel to it that other cities in Britain do not. It's a throwback to when architecture didn't consist of plain concrete everywhere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

If you go to Edinburgh and don't visit the royal mile you haven't experienced Edinburgh :D There is a huge variety of pubs, shops and sites.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Great to walk along especially if some street entertainment in progress alongside the antics of tourist . On the downside felt there was too many Tartan Shops and it goes a bit quiet at night excepting for the Ghost Tour affectionados.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

The Royal mile is lovely lots to see, and it's always busy people just chilling out, shopping or eating outside cafes, pubs, no one seems to be in a hurry. The buildings are historical, it's worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

I was in Edinburgh for three days only and I must say it isn't enough, and to walk around the royal mile is one of the best ways to get to know the city. Edinburgh is the most beautiful city I've ever been to and if you visit it, to walk down the royal mile is a must!

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