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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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The place to catch some street entertainment!

Lots of music, dance, street entertainment and general people watching during the festival month of August- you have to walk up and/or down here at least once in your lifetime!

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

Lots of music, dance, street entertainment and general people watching during the festival month of August- you have to walk up and/or down here at least once in your lifetime!

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Millbrook, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Mile is one of the main pedestrian walks within the city, and it's lined with an abundance of attractions, restaurants, shops, etc. Anchored on the west end by Edinburgh Castle and the east end by Holyrood and the Scottish Parliament. Many of the shops and restaurants are of course tourist oriented, so fare and prices might be inflated a... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited during Fringe weekend, it was proper busy all the time, could hardly move at night or the day time, shops galore open late, mainly souvenirs and Scottish clothing, some nice stuff though. A bit dirty with beggars all over the place with their dogs. World citizens everywhere so be prepared for those selfie hunting fools who don't care... More 

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a place to go and visit during Fringe time, the free shows are virtually non stop through day & night

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Royal Mile ( a Scottish mile by the way) runs from Holyrood Palace to Edinburgh Castle. It is populated by museums, restaurants, shops, churches and so much more to see and do!

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Brampton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Incredible old city. Such a treat to walk to streets and take in all the sites - people and things. Busy and vibrant with old world charm but a new life too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were here for the Fringe festival at the Royal mile and the entire experience was awesome. The street acts, food stalls, the various restaurants bars, the various shows planned for the festival was awesome. The mood is quite electrifying with people of various ages and nationalities have a whale of a time. We walked up to the castle which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Never been to Edinburgh Fringe before but will definitely be going again. Lots of shops here for souvenirs, bars, cafes and hundreds of festival promoters in August but also lots of outdoor free entertainment - loved it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Royal Mile seems to be the centre of activity during the Fringe Festival. The street is packed with tourists, street performers and people handing out flyers for upcoming shows. It is a fun, vibrant place for free entertainment (although you should tip the performers that you particularly enjoyed).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Beautiful area, lots of local pubs and places to see along the Mile. You feel transported to hundreds of years ago. Maybe too overloaded with souvenir shops and could do with some pipers playing to make it more authentique.

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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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