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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 must do when visiting Edinburgh! We took 1.5 days to walk the mile to visit all the shops, stopped to have Tea, and had dinner in a Pub.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

A must do when visiting Edinburgh! We took 1.5 days to walk the mile to visit all the shops, stopped to have Tea, and had dinner in a Pub.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

For anyone visiting Edinburgh, the Royal Mile is an absolute must for its historical significance and attractions along the way. But that is also the problem because it is also a haven for touristy kitsch. Stop at attractions like the Museum of Childhood, The Real Mary King's Close and St. Giles Cathedral, but wander the side streets for better restaurants,... More 

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Drogheda, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Definitely a must do destination if visiting Edinburgh. So lovely to stroll up and admire the fabulous architecture.

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The legendary "Heart Mile" of Scotlands Capital offers all the goods, products and impressions, Scotland stands for --- (apart of the sheeps, endless highlands and the lochs, of course)

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Such a lovely high street. Lost of shops mixed in with some absolutely amazing history. Not to mention the beauty of the area. Loved to see the bag pipers there playing for all the tourists. There's some really great shops mixed in with the "generic" or "chain" clothing outlets. Get out and see things!

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Start at the Castle and keep on walking. Nice old buildings. Main attraction of the City. Try not to bring your car with you there - parking around is very expensive.

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Reigate
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Lovely to walk along. Lots of small, interesting, independent shops and plenty of places to stop for a drink or something to eat. It had a great atmosphere.

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Grove, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The Royal Mile is a favorite historically, but over the years most of the shops along it have become souvenir shops with the same items in nearly all of them. There are also numerous restaurants and sandwich shops so you are sure to find a snack, lunch, and/or dinner. For Diana Gabaldon fans, closer to Holyrood is "The World's End"... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

A good place to stroll along especially when looking for souvenirs, food, street performers, etc. This is a place where tourists wander around, full of history as well.

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Bristol
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Whilst the area itself has a great history and makes for an interesting stroll the whole thing is very tourist orientated with loads of tacky shops selling overpriced whiskey and tartan wares etc combined with coach loads of people pointing cameras at everything that doesn't move (and some things that do) making for a rather stressful barging day out.

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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.
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