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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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A wonderful street, so full of colour

The royal mile is the historic high street of Edinburgh where Princes Street is the commercial high street, so full of colour, charm, history and lots of little passages to peer... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The royal mile is the historic high street of Edinburgh where Princes Street is the commercial high street, so full of colour, charm, history and lots of little passages to peer down. There are so many opportunities to explore, there is st Giles cathedral, Mary Kings Close.... so so much to do, you could easily spend a day here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

So much to see. So much to do! The street is beautiful. The shops are wonderful! I very much enjoyed my trip here!

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you go and visit Edinburgh there's no way you won't go and see the Royal Mile! It's appeal is in the old buildings with great architecture, the house lots of shops and restaurants. You can say it's like the Champs Elisee of Edinburgh. It's always packed and animated, you'll see pipers and artists or street performers.

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Ayrshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Royal Mile is excellent - full of small shops selling traditional Scottish items! Also plenty of bars/pubs/restaurants therefore it is a very popular/very busy street!

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Peachtree City, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice walk on a pretty day. Lots of shops and restaurants to chose from. Something the whole family can do and enjoy together.

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Gainesville, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Meh. The street was really crowded and the shops and restaurants not really worth it. The shops seemed like they sold mostly tourist garbage, and the restaurants overpriced. There are better places in Edinburgh! Unless you're into that kind of stuff.

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London, UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We found the Royal Mile a bit of a tourist trap but some interesting places along the way. It's a nice walk if going downhill from Castle to Palace of Holyroodhouse, but you might want a bus to take you back up if legs are tiring!. There are some well known attractions like the Castle, Whisky Experience, Real Mary Kings... More 

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Woodbridge, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited the Royal Mile during our recent trip to Scotland. It is a lovely street in the heart of Edinburgh and is not to be missed. We walked down from Edinburgh Castle past St. Giles Catherdral. The street is a maze of cashmere & kilt shops, pubs and amazing architecture.

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

The Royal Mile is a wonderful place to get a real sense of Edinburgh's history. There are so many things to see, both free and paying. It's rather crowded during the tourist season, but that's to be expected and I still think it's worth a visit. There are too many attractions to list, but you can join a free walking... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

From Holyrood to The Castle the streets are full of nooks and crannies and many small shops that reflect some of the range of produce from Scotland as well as other lands with a love of this small yet dynamic Western Country. From hotels to cafes Hostelries with fine ale and whisky to history in the form of ancient and... More 

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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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