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Royal Mile

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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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A lively, thriving city!

We really enjoyed our walks up and down the Royal Mile with all the sights and sounds that made it clear we were in Scotland. Tourist shops are quite classy when compared to many... read more

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Tyrone
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We really enjoyed our walks up and down the Royal Mile with all the sights and sounds that made it clear we were in Scotland. Tourist shops are quite classy when compared to many other European cities and it was possible to avail of free walking tours all day as well as private tours as well. Very enjoyable.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Royal Mile is situated in a location that offers a ton of historical points. Their are many walking tours offered but it is very easy to explore on your own. There is a lot of shopping available also. A variety of pubs and restaurants also line the streets.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Lots of shops, restaurants and beautiful buildings around this area. If your looking for a tour this is a good spot to sign yourself up for one. We stayed just off the royal mile and will say as lovely as an area it is to stay being the heart of the city it stays very noisy throughout the night so... More 

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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I love the3 Royal Mile all the little shops the buidlings and atmosphere its great to just walk around and take it all in

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South East England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This really is the heart of the city. The castle sits at the end of the Mile and we walked past loads of whisky shops that were more than happy to give us some recommendations of brands to try, bagpipe players, and restaurants and pubs. You can't go to Edinburgh and not go to the Royal Mile!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lots to see in this area, great for a stroll around and browse the shops and lots of cafes to stop and take a break

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Beautiful architecture with quaint boutique selling local Scottish goods. So many restaurants and pubs to choose from, and the street performers are great entertainment

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We walked up and down this street many times during our visit. There are plenty of fine historic buildings and alleyways with glimpses of the streets below. A place to walked through at various times of the day and night to savour the atmosphere. It was busy both during the day and late in the evening which is good. There's... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A must see in Edinburgh! A very nice area, with lots of restaurants and cafés to take a break when you're tired of walking. You should also stop by the St Giles Cathedral: it is a very pretty church, and free of charge!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Having taken a late afternoon Edinburgh Bus Tours green bus tour we criscrossed the Royal Mile a few times and this gave us the insight to know where to head for the following day...the road itself takes from Castle to Palace and Parliament and has many things on offer to all, restaurants, shops, bars, cafes, and of course the scattering... More 

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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 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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