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“old and quaint” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Royal Mile

Royal Mile
Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2PB, Scotland (Old Town)
+44-131-202-9157
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Edinburgh Historical Walking Tour Including Royal Mile and Entry to Edinburgh...
Ranked #15 of 472 things to do in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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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“old and quaint”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

i loved the royal mile, up near the castle i visited a lovely old shop - the court curio shop, the owners were lovely and told me about the history, it has been in the family since the 1940's and you can feel the specialness of this shop. Lovely Scottish pieces. The whole street can take your imagination back to some of it's great and gruesome past...check just out side the castle for the witch burning...walk past the worlds end where the city gates were...you didn't want to be locked out! Brilliant!

Visited July 2012
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“Tourist shops”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

There were a lot of tourist shops on the royal mile. It was a bit of a hike, but fantastic. I ate a lot of meat pies.

Visited January 2012
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“Wonderful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

A must see when you are in Edinburgh! You cannot visit this historic city without experiencing this part. Many lovely cafes and speciality shops!

Visited July 2012
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“Of course you have to go!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

OK, it's touristy but you have to do it. Keep your eyes open though, between the tartan shops are wonderful things! Visit the Museum of Childhood, The People's Museum, etc. And have lunch at the best kept secret on the street - Carruthers - you need to go down the close to find it.

Visited November 2012
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“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

Plenty to see and do, was amazing just to walk down a street with such amazing character to it. I only wish we had more time to explore the places tucked away on little side streets. The Royal Mile has everything you'll need in a visit.

Visited October 2012
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