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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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The Royal Mile in Edinburgh is one of the main streets, its full of cafe's, bar's, pubs and shops. Its a great place to stay, explore, eat and get entertained.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Pontypool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Royal Mile in Edinburgh is one of the main streets, its full of cafe's, bar's, pubs and shops. Its a great place to stay, explore, eat and get entertained.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The royal mile, is nothing short of breathe taking. It is like a movie set, the architecture is amazing

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Thank Graham F
Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Many fascinating and old buildings in a wide cobbled street which gradually climbs to the castle. Plenty of shops selling all things Scottish. Busy, even in winter, and good restaurants and cafes all the way along

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Edinburgh is a beautiful city. The royal mile has the place at the bottom and the castle at the top hence the name. It's a great part of the city to explore, many places to shop and eat.

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Thank Jessica L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

So much history to see and tours to go on. A fantastic place, if in Edinburgh you must go. Take in the sights, do some shopping and enjoy it!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful place lovely shops beautiful tea rooms holy rood is at the very bottom well worth a visit then there is a little Christmas shop open all year round great tourist spot but very expensive

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was very impressed with Edinburgh, it had a very nice atmosphere, lots of history and architecture and lots to do.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Can walk down after touring the castle. Takes you past St Giles cathedral where John Knox's memorial is situated. There are many pubs, tourest shops, museums, Cannongate Kirk(the one the Queen visits when she is in the city) and ends at Holyrood Palace and the art gallery.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I felt transformed back in time when walking around here . Cobbled streets and tiny narrow stairways going off in lots of directions . Everyone in the traditional Scottish shops are so lovely and friendly as are all the staff in the old fashioned pubs . Mary kings close is a must , brilliant tour . Lots of homeless /... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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

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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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