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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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if you love everything old style and historic then you cannot visit Edinburgh without a trip up royal mile. The beautiful buildings and cobble streets make it special and takes... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

if you love everything old style and historic then you cannot visit Edinburgh without a trip up royal mile. The beautiful buildings and cobble streets make it special and takes away from the business of the city below

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We spent a couple of hours on the royal mile on fri 2 dec. The array of shops and watering holes is excellent will definitly be back 👍👍

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very rustic old town. With the small alleys and centuries old buildings which are pretty well maintained. You can spend hours walking along the streets and accessible to the Edinburgh Castle, St Giles Cathedral, the Christmas market and the train spendtatio.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My visit was super sunny and lovely. The Royal Mile lit up and the sun shone off of the buildings. The Mile was beautiful to say the least! Lots of clothing stores, souvenir shops, restaurants and Christmas items! This Mile is a must see!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I was lucky enough to have a conference in Edinburgh castle and the walk from my hotel to the castle was along the mile. It felt like walking through time and history with all the old buildings, cobbled streets and the "closes" or little passages. It is so picturesque and enchanting one of the finest old cities in Europe beautifully... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Walking around Edinburgh and the Royal Mile was great. Its a lovely place to people watch see some great architecture and enjoy a coffee. Its a lovely walk from Holyrood up to the castle and take in all the lovely shops restaurants along the way.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice stroll along royal mile. Plenty of little cashmere, wool clothing shops. Had lovely Christmas coffee at the cafe Nero with mince pie too. Went in the beautiful church there too. Great day nice area to stroll

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Starting at The bottom of the Mile at Holyrood Palace and working your way up to the Castle.... you couldn't spend a better day. The Royal Mile has so much to offer from quaint shops, cafes, pubs, restaurants, street entertainment and so so much history .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolute love the Royal mile! I have been up and down it as a single traveller with friends and with my partner. So much to do and see, make sure you check out the vaults and all the little closes

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed just off the Royal Mile and had a great time. Lovely to see so many visitors from overseas. The weather was great too.

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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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