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Royal Mile

Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2PB, Scotland (Castle / Royal Mile / High St)
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Ranked #22 of 215 Attractions in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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Owner description: Stretch of road connecting Edinburgh Castle with Holyrood Palace, the Queen's residence in Scotland.
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Lovely walk be prepared to go up hill to the castle but easy coming down .Full of shops ,café , pubs, restaurants churches St Giles well worth a visit beautiful inside so many stain glass windows .At one end you have Holyrood House which we did not go in but looks very impressive there is Arthur's chair if you fancy... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

The best is from The Edinburgh Castle down to Hollyrood Palace covering this entire stretch browsing buying eating drinking in #LoveEdinburgh Please note that you need an entire day to explore this stretch of Edinburgh Lots to see and do for the discerning traveller! If you in to cashmere and whiskey, then this is for you! We loved it!

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England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

The feel of the Royal Mile has undergone a change over the past few years. Most pubs, especially those in the area around the Radisson Blu hotel, now have live music, provide good varied food and a friendly welcome. Because of all this, there are many more people about in the late evening. The shops in the Mile have changed... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

The Royal Mile links Edinburgh Castle and the Palace of Holyrood House,both of which tower over the long and bloody history of Scotland. The Royal Mile is in fact the amalgam of a number of important roads which are identified separately, including importantly High Street and Canongate. To understand the development of the Mile it's important to visit the Museum... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Lots of coffee shops and restaurants with quirky shops and sights if architecture. It leads nicely up to the castle and views over princess street.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

I love this Street... full of all sorts from music to street performers! Great vibe and fantastic atmosphere from just simply rambling around! When you get to the top there is an incredible castle which lights up at night... the views aren't half bad either!

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

Definitely not a long walk spoiled. It is well worth walking the full length of this street with Edinburgh Castle at the top end & Holyrood House at the bottom, with many fine sights and examples of architecture along the way.

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

Does worths the walk from the Castel up to the Scottish Parliament! Lovely coffee shops along the way and a lot of bar to have either a whisky or a pint of beer!

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UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

Love wandering this street, and looking at the little closes off the Royal Mile. A warm jacket however is a must as the wind always seems to whistle up here at times making it feel bracing.

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Dearmstadt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

Really fascinating! A lot of Kitsch but lovely houses and a few nice Shops as well! Make sure to Check out the churches and graveyards along the way. Quite a few nice pubs despite the hords of tourists.

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