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Address: Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2PB, Scotland
Phone Number: +44-131-202-9157
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Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: Stretch of road connecting Edinburgh Castle with Holyrood Palace, the...
Stretch of road connecting Edinburgh Castle with Holyrood Palace, the Queen's residence in Scotland.
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A great place to stroll while in Edinburgh

Between the Castle on one end and Holyroodhouse on the other, the Royal Mile is well named. This street is full of shops, restaurants, pubs, and places to see. If you are in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Between the Castle on one end and Holyroodhouse on the other, the Royal Mile is well named. This street is full of shops, restaurants, pubs, and places to see. If you are in Edinburgh this is a must for a place to walk. It is obviously the main tourist section of town, so expect to see large groups of people... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Another area where you can almost touch the history of the area. Beautiful as a bustling set of roads both during the day and at night, with performers on the streets most of the time and fantastic architecture surrounding you

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

This is something that I highly recommend while visiting Edinburgh. Here you will find many shops and restaurants to sample. Most of the restaurants offer traditional food options and the shops will allow you to pick up souvenirs. There are historical things to see while casually strolling along the mile.

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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Such a wide selection of things to see and join in, such a variety of talent being displayed in various places.

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Lots of shops and quaint alleys with resurants and bars hidden. Make sure you wear comfy shoes as a lot of walking

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

The royal mile turns out to be the most natural route from the Castle to the Palace of Holyroodhouse. When we went there, it was really crowded and raining, and still managed to look beautiful. There were quite a few interesting shops, most of them selling cashmere. There's even a couple of nice places to buy whiskey and cigars from,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

You can't miss this bit of Edinburgh and are guaranteed to walk up and down this street at least once. Stretching from Holyroodhouse House to Princes street, there are a number of shops to cater for everyone and they are not all tourist traps.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Charming street in Old Town that is full of woolen and souvenir shops. There is usually a bagpiper playing and street vendors and entertainers so lots to see and do. One of the best attractions on the Royal Mile is the Museum of Childhood, a toy museum with five floors of antique toys.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Decent place to visit, not a lot to do though. You walk along the short Royal Mile and there's a lot of tacky shops offering a lot of tacky stuff. There's some nice old buildings. You've got some shops. St Giles Cathedral is pretty cool. But it all took about an hour and then it was done. Walking down the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

You have to see the Royal Mile: shops, restaurants, and history. A cashmere shop every ten feet. Fortunately there's a up or,whisky sh every 30 feet. And history every 50 feet. So it's a good mix. So NOT miss,the Fudge Shop OMG.( See my separate review)

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Address: Address: Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2PB, Scotland
Phone Number: +44-131-202-9157
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town

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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavored souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.