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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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Astounding architecture

Loved everything about the Royal Mile, from the palace of Hollyrood House to the imposing castle. It is uphill walking but not arduous. Stores have the best in woollen articles... read more

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Loved everything about the Royal Mile, from the palace of Hollyrood House to the imposing castle. It is uphill walking but not arduous. Stores have the best in woollen articles. Give yourself a few hours to internalize everything

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Bit quiet this year as they moved the Street of Light to George Street. There are wonderful examples of architecture. I would recommend a walk late at night when you can imagine what it would be like in bygone times.

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Where do i start,everything was fabulous,shops for everything,i was like a child in a candy shop,i didn't know where to look first,carnt wait to return,

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A must visit whilst in Edinburgh, there are so many different types of shops, a good place to buy a souvenir especially local tartan goods, scarves etc. You can walk along the Royal Mile all the way to Edinburgh Castle, plenty of places to stop for coffee and cake on the way

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North East England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

No trip to Edinburgh is complete without a walk down the mile and a night time drink in one of the lovely quaint pubs

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Lenoir, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Royal Mile as it is called has Edinburgh Castle at one end and Holyrood Palace at the other. There are a few noteworthy places of interest along the Royal Mile, but, for the most part, it is just a succession of tourist shops, pubs and restaurants.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have done this many times. It is always fun and interesting, from the Hollyrood palace to the castle. The shops and museums along the way are always fun.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

crap. it's a shame that most of the buildings have been bought out by tourism. be good to see something a little but unique and different. braw buildings. rubbish interiors (apart from the whisky experience)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I walked around. Besides shops, there are also cool activities to do, like visit Mary or walk into a cool building. The street looks amazing with the architecture.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you're in Edinburgh you'll no doubt end up on the Royal Mile whether on purpose or happenstance. Make it on purpose, as it's a great place to soak in the city vibes and stop into plenty of interesting shops and restaurants.

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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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