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Royal Mile

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Stretch of road connecting Edinburgh Castle with Holyrood Palace, the Queen's residence in Scotland.
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2PB, Scotland
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+44 131 510 7555
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Me and my partner went on the royal Mile my god there is so much to see lots of good pubs along the way we tried a couple all very welcome you don't have to eat in those we had a drink yes it is...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank mandyslater491
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The royal mile is my favourite part of edinburgh, there are lots of things to do and see, and it just beautifully old with magnificent buildings!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Charlie F
Reviewed 2 days ago

One visiting Edinburgh must spend a good few hours walking the Royal Mile. Starting at the top from the Castle downwards. There are lots of little shops well worth visiting. Be sure to go down the little Closes their full of history and wonderful old...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Edinburgh is just breath taking. No other city incorporates traditional and modern architecture so beautifully.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Vicky N
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visiting Edinburgh and my friend had never been up to the Castle on her many visits to Edinburgh. I love the Royal Mile area and was more than happy to accompany her and show her all the fantastic historical buildings along the way. This stretch...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank annstreks
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Chose this area of the city to go to for a few Saturday night drinks! I would not recommend it. Every single pub had the same non existent atmosphere. Lots of pubs offer food and that seemed to be why the majority of people were...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Real1985
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great avenue. Place full of history that links the castle of Edinburgh to the Holyrood Palace. Great journey from one place to another with awesome pics to take :)

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ivof507
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I love this street,full of amazing buildings, lots of places to eat and drink with lots of little alley waste other streets.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 350neo
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful buildings and cool layout, but stores are full of same stuff. More expensive than streets next to it.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank m_rtm2019
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The street is pretty with lots of shops selling Scottish gifts and Harry Potter memorabilia. Bagpipes are often played. Take care on the cobbles. Some of it is pedestrianised and some isn’t.

Date of experience: January 2019
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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-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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19 October 2018|
Response from hazhenderson | Reviewed this property |
The Royal Mile is free. It’s basically a long street that leads you to the castle at the top. There is an entrance fee to the castle but you can walk right up to it and take photos etc without having to pay.
19 October 2018|
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Response from harrymon | Reviewed this property |
£14.00 if I remember rightly.
13 October 2018|
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Response from Steve D | Reviewed this property |
Royal Mile Curios do not seem to list web/email, UK phone number available (+44 131 2264050)