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Address: Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2PB, Scotland
Phone Number: +44-131-202-9157
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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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Full of quaint shops, pubs,restaurants and hotels as well as choc full of history this is a lovely place to visit with something for all!

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Bexley, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Full of quaint shops, pubs,restaurants and hotels as well as choc full of history this is a lovely place to visit with something for all!

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Royal Mile in the heart of Edinburgh market is a wide paved mile long road flanked by shops on both sides selling ethnic Scottish wear(Tartan skirts, tunics, everything is tartaned here) single malts and sweets like the FUDGE. The latter is tooooooooooo sweet but that what the Scottish are all about - single malts and then the sweetest tooth.... More 

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Frankenmuth, Michigan
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Was on my way up to the castle and spotted this place just before entering. Hadn't had breakfast, so ordered some raspberry swirl porridge and fresh-squeezed orange juice. Both were excellent. I was glad I stopped in

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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178 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 246 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great to see this royal Mile. The cobbled Street leads up to the castle. Plenty to see and do from the children's museum, to fudge making, plenty restaurants and bars. Camera obscura near the castle is good to go to. Mile leads up to Castle, which looks spectacular with views over Edinburgh. You need to pay to get in.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You have to raise your eyes above the usual array of tourist shops and chain restaurants to see the real medieval Street that is the Royal Mile. Their are some magnificent buildings with the obvious highlights the Castle and Palace at either end. However, don't miss the Camera Obscure, the view down Bank St to the HQ of the Bank... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lot of interesting places to see on the Royal Mile from the Castle at the top to the Palace at the bottom, there is whisky tasting good restaurants a famous church tartan shops where you can buy anything from a kilt to cushion . And don't forget to look out for the Heart of Midlothian on the ground and spit... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Having only spent a long weekend here, I walked the royal mile 3 times! There is so much history and amazing buildings along this road. One not to be missed!

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Ballymena, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Just over a mile long, loads to see and do. Make sure you go to this part of the old town while in Edinburgh just over the north bridge from Princes street.

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North Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We have walked this part of Edinburgh often n just can't get enough of the gorgeous pieces of history that is part of it ,, you will love it !!!

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Ripoll, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Really long avenue starting from the castle and flanked by churches, government buildings and local business. The general landscape seems perfect for anybody wanting to film any Middle ages theme movies on it. It's a must see.

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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.
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