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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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Nice, shops and really good to walk round in, it is really expensive as well, looking at £7 at average

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nice, shops and really good to walk round in, it is really expensive as well, looking at £7 at average

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is the historic part of Edinburgh. We walked from the castle to the Royal Mile. We passed many restaurants, shops and churches. The architecture is enchanting like you were transported to another era. You lose track of time when here.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Walked down the royal mile and thought it was a bit over the top with kilt shops!! Far too many. The walk it's self is nice with the cobble streets and the palace at the bottom

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Espoo, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Historic location with lots of great shops. Several tours around Scotland start from places along the Royal Mile.

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Balzan, Malta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Can't really miss the Royal Mile if you're strolling round Edinburgh City for the day. Great street art going on and street shows.If you fancy a bite to eat or a quick drink - I'd recommend the Royal Mile Pub for sure!

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Taking a stroll down the Royal Mile is a thoroughly experience at any time of the day. The Royal Mile starts at the Cowgate end of the city heading towards the Castle. If you walk the area early in the morning it will give you the time & space to enjoy the wonderful architecture that's to be appreciated. If you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

You can't avoid the royal mile in edinburgh. along here are the many tartan shops you can buy all the tartan goods you could ever want. The castle, whisky four, wollen mill and optical illusions

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Must see and explore the old town and the high street. The little alleyways off the The Royal Mile are often worth a perousal too. Beautifull city.

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San Salvador, El Salvador
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very nice with shop, restaurant, historic places and more. I very like living statues with invisible chairs

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Edinburgh
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This mile long street has so many things in it it actually takes a while to get up or down with Edinburgh castle at the top off it it's a great way to start if your visiting the castle too

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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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