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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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Must visit in Edinburgh

Long street starting from castle and leads you to center of city. Nice cathedral on the way. Historical place

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Long street starting from castle and leads you to center of city. Nice cathedral on the way. Historical place

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fabulous part of Edinburgh steeped in history and lots to see and do. We have visited many times and enjoyed the street performers and spectacles in the Fringe, as well as going underground at 'Mary Kings Close' and this year partaken in a really amazing walking tour. There are lots of quirky shops, pubs and coffee shops to enjoy on... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We stayed at a hotel on the royal mile which is ideally situated to explore the castle, the old Town and the switch whisky experience.

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Ludlow, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We sort of guessed what it might be like, but it is truly dreadful. Cheap and not so cheap tat, kilts and 6 nations rugby shirts, with the occassional haggis thrown in. The views however are great. At night it's full of drunks who wander helplessly across the street.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you want to experience Edinburgh... The Royal Mile is a must! And it's actually not that touristy!!! Just go for the fantastic architecture, the wonderful ambiance, and for the Scottish experience!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's nice place for a walking during day or night. You can also have lunch or dinner and go to lots of touristic places close to there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lots going on and lots to look at, I really enjoyed looking at what the royal mile had to offer. With many shops and pubs it is full of culture!

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Morecambe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful historic road that goes between Holyrood Palace and Edinburgh Castle. Got to be worth a stroll with shops, bars and restaurants a plenty

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Historic and interesting street to wander down. 70% of the shops seem to be selling or hiring tartan. Most of it it appears to be inferior quality, but if you want to look the part and don't want to pay to much then you will not be disappointed. There are still traditional kilt makers in Edinburgh, you can find one... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Thronged with people and full of shops selling tartan skirts/kilts/ cashmere and scarves. A few pubs thrown in for good measure. All bus tours stop here. Must visit when in Edinburgh!

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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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