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Royal Mile

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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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A glimpse back in time

Walking from the castle to the palace ( you have to go this way, otherwise it is all uphill) you can just picture how it must have been. Sure there are hotels, bars and a ton of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Walking from the castle to the palace ( you have to go this way, otherwise it is all uphill) you can just picture how it must have been. Sure there are hotels, bars and a ton of shops, but if you look there are also old buildings, historic structures and history to be seen. Worth the walk.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Was in Edinburgh in june. The royal mile is excellent for shopping. Purchase woollens from the factory mills, a kilt for a killing but genuine stuff. On one end is Edinburgh Castle. Other end is the Queens palace. Just before the scot parliament

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Thank Sonia S
Bratislava, Slovakia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Royal Mile is just a part of a beautiful historic centre. It is worth to wander around. Especially during August festival when the artists from all over the world are here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Really liked looking and shopping on the Royal Mile. There were not only stores to shop but people to watch along the way. Favorite place was the store that actually had weaving going on,material to sell as well as a very talented woman who makes kilts,which is all done by hand. Spent all day in that place. The selection of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Not as busy as central London and with fewer tourists and attractions but great for walking around and eateries unless you have vegan/vegetarian dietary needs of intolerance to dairy.

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Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Walked the Royal Mile from the Palace of Holyrood up to Edinburgh Castle. All uphill but bags of stops along the way where you can buy anything from a kilt to freshly made fudge and coffee shops to wash it down. People playing bagpipes to violins and freezing statues with freebie tasters along the way. The old buildings give it... More 

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Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This part of town is ripe with historic attractions, food and drink. If you stay for a few days you can walk this mile many times and see something different every time. Don't stop at the World's End...there's more to see past this great pub.

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Elgin, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Not a bad stroll up to the castle. Our boys loved some of the street performers, but the shops are just standard tourist tat...

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I absolutely loved the buildings here. For it being a little over a mile long...it certainly seemed shorter. There really is not much to look at on this road besides the beautiful buildings & performers. There are tons of shops for Tweed, Cashmere and Knit lol. I actually think there were more of those shops than actual pubs!! I walked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Along the Royal mile there are a variety of shops and restaurants to choose from on the walk to the castle. Great way to spend an afternoon.

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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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