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Royal Mile

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Address: Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2PB, Scotland
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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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The not-so-obvious guide to Royal Mile highlights

Here are some hidden highlights from a local - that you miss if you only do the tourist thing. Tip one: Starting at the top of the Royal Mile, once you've done the castle... read more

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Here are some hidden highlights from a local - that you miss if you only do the tourist thing. Tip one: Starting at the top of the Royal Mile, once you've done the castle esplanade, the camera obscura and the Scottish whisky experience, turn left down a wee close to investigate the back of the tenements. Find the writer's museum... More 

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Ryde, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

An area steeped in history. Best experienced during the fringe. Lots of free street entertainers & shows. You can book many ghost tours from here also, highly recommend going into the vaults. Good for shopping & Edinburgh castle at the top.

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Sydney, Australia
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Nice touristy road going from one end of town to the other. Alittle hilly and plenty of tourist shops selling the usual stuff BUT a must see

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The royal mile is amazing lots of shops and pubs for a wee dram. Plenty of historical buildings and plenty of history to go along with it. You won't be bored Down the mile. I've found that no matter what the weather is on the golden mile there's always something to do.

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Canberra, Australia
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Everything is here - Edinburgh Castle at one end and Holyrood Palace at the other. Make sure you bring an appetite for some of the lovely pubs and eating places along the route.

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Berkhamsted, England, United Kingdom
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We walked to this road for a Sat morning breakfast - there were plenty of places to choose from, all very welcoming.. charming area.

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Gdansk, Pomorskie, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

You can see the local attractions, visit souvenir shops, make crazy lot of pictures. Make sure to visit the Edinburgh Castle.

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Auchtermuchty, United Kingdom
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Fabulous atmosphere on 13th Jan 2017 in the bar; very talented and entertaining Scottish folk band who made it impossible not to sing along! Friendly locals and tourists on the Royal mile and in the bar. Great evening and can't wait to discover more of the venues in this lovely part of Scotland's capital city.

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Thank Olive39
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There is a lot of history and many interesting buildings of varied designs to look at, albeit many of them are finished in sombre grey stone. There are some fascinating small public houses and many tourist shops (a few too many for my personal liking) - if you want a Scottish souvenir. This is the very heart of the city... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I loved this section of Edinburgh. I loved the buildings, the sense of history, the friendly people in the shops and cafes, the cobbled streets....everything. There are touristy shops but there are other shops and places to eat. Loved the buskers in full kilt regalia ( you can pose for pic for donation). A real slice and sense of history... More 

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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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