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Royal Mile

Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2PB, Scotland
0131 510 75 55
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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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“souvenir shops” (443 reviews)
Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2PB, Scotland
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0131 510 75 55
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Reviewed yesterday

Get ready to eat, shop and be entertained by so many different street performers (bagpipers, jugglers, marionette performers, guitars, etc...) If you can't find your next take-home souvenir, you aren't looking hard enough. Reasonable prices too.

Thank Kathy P
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Edinburgh's Royal Mile is the heart of Scotland's historic capital. It has a good mix of shops, restaurants, pubs and visitor attractions. There's so much to see! A must visit place at least once in a life time.

Thank shirleyt871
Reviewed yesterday

Make sure to walk this royal mile end to end -- you'll see just about everything you need to see -- the castle, parliament, shops and , oh yeah, pubs!

Thank karin a
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What can I say ? It's Royal & it's a mile ! Usual shops that you get everywhere with a smattering of Scottish themed shops selling Scottish stuff. Nuff said. Nice

Thank Paul B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Now a Main Street of gift shops, it still a lively street to walk on! The atmosphere is festive and friendly!

Thank Migwen
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Royal Mile is the most important street in the Old Town in Edinburgh and it's full of little shops and cafes. Along the street you can also meet the classical Scottish musicians.

Thank valegianoni
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Loved every minute we spent at all the shops, sights and restaurants! Nicest man helped us in the kilt shop with everything we needed!

Thank hollymarie00
Reviewed yesterday

The Royal Mille is the center of reference for most things in Edinbourgh. From there anyone can find the sights, restaurants, pubs and commerce of the city. Besides, of course, all the beauty of the architecture and the special atmosphere of the city.

Thank Alex F
Reviewed yesterday

You can't go to Edinburgh and miss the Royal Mile. This is truly one of the most beautiful cities in the world. And, the Royal Mile gives a glimpse of the past and a window to history.

Thank HappyReader_9
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A very easy to do activity and free, use the all day ticket for all public transport but be very careful to get off the tram before you get to the airport, that last 1/4 mile cost £10 extra, booo.

Thank Xv12453
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-flavoured 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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Brooke S
Is the Royal Mile a flat comfortable walk from Holyrood Palace (we are looking at staying in an apartment near here) or is it all uphill. If it is uphill is it still comfortable to walk, like i seriously dont want to be puffing and panting all the way even though i am quite fit. I cant seem to find much on TA about whether the Royal Mile is flat or steep/hilly. Looking forward to your responses
22 July 2016|
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Response from Tarainjag | Reviewed this property |
From Holyrood, it is all up hill. It is cobble stone, so shoes with heels or slippers/thongs/flip flops are not adviseable. Wheel chairs and walkers are very hard to push also because of the cobble stones. The sidewalks... More
Tammy D
Can anyone tell me what shops on the Royal Mile sell the wooden spurtles - (cooking utensils) - Thanks Tammy
21 June 2016|
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Response from C S | Reviewed this property |
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Tammy D
is there a map that tells you where all the shops are and what they sell ?? Also, can someone tell me the names of the ones with the tartans made in Scotland Thanks Tammy
21 June 2016|
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Response from D P | Reviewed this property |
To be honest the Royal Mile is full of shops that sell Tartan so you won't have any issues finding any Tartan or Whiskey just walk the road.