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Royal Mile

Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2PB, Scotland
+44 131 510 7555
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Stretch of road connecting Edinburgh Castle with Holyrood Palace, the Queen's residence in Scotland.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“edinburgh castle” (1,515 reviews)
“souvenir shops” (555 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2PB, Scotland
Old Town
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+44 131 510 7555
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"street performers"
in 799 reviews
"edinburgh castle"
in 1,521 reviews
"souvenir shops"
in 558 reviews
"holyrood palace"
in 879 reviews
"fringe festival"
in 376 reviews
"pubs and restaurants"
in 204 reviews
"nice walk"
in 379 reviews
"beautiful architecture"
in 188 reviews
"scottish parliament"
in 251 reviews
"old town"
in 636 reviews
"high street"
in 190 reviews
"walk up"
in 174 reviews
"steeped in history"
in 181 reviews
"cashmere"
in 426 reviews
"tartan"
in 686 reviews
"tourists"
in 1,011 reviews
"kilts"
in 355 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday

Loved the Royal Mile. Got a lot of nice things there. The restaurants/cafes were nice too. But there are a lot of the same souvenir shops. The cashmere scarves and sweaters were beautiful. Had to buy a couple.

Thank Heather H
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Reviewed yesterday

Once you have visited the castle, you are faced with the gauntlet of the Royal Mile down the hill to Hollyrood House....a truly worthy attraction. The royal mile has a good church, some good architecture, street performers, way to many people, touristy restaurants and very...More

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Reviewed yesterday

We recently spend two days in Edinburgh. The Royal Mile is amazing. However, it gets very crowded so be prepared. Don't forget the Queens Palace and the Castle

Thank Jodi B
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Reviewed yesterday

I was here during the Edinburgh Festival, which is the whole of August, so if this is not your thing, then replan, but do come again.

Thank Alexandra C
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Fantastic had a great time and went over a 2 week period over the Edinburgh Festival just so alive with so much to see fab shops

Thank Maggs164
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Reviewed yesterday

Absolutely superb, from the architecture to the food and drink it's a must do for anybody visiting Edinburgh. I would highly recommend a visit during the festival.

Thank George C
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

August during all of the festivals very contested, but lots to view. Street entertainment added to abundant selection of shopping and food venues make it a "must do" if you are in Edinburgh.

Thank duda60898
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I visited the Royal Mile during the fringe festival and was therefore filled to the brim with many interesting sights. It had many shops and attractions along the walk as well.

Thank Matthew S
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is certainly the place to be during the festival. Lots going on and where the main fringe to let office is. Busy but entertaining.

Thank UkManchestergirl
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Reviewed yesterday

Edinburgh and the Royal Mile is perhaps the most unique and historic of UK major cities. It truly is like walking into the past and an amazing experience. With Edinburgh Castle on one end, and Holyrood Palace on the other, everything in between is gravy....More

Thank Teri U
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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
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August 14, 2018|
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Response from Lisa R | Reviewed this property |
Plenty of clothing shops on the Royal mile, we were surprised just how many.
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suzied717
July 25, 2018|
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Response from Stevef1951 | Reviewed this property |
Not the one we were on. Sorry
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