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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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I walked the Royal Mile at night on December 1st 2016 , amazing sense of history as you browse the wonderful architecture and shop fronts . Loads of tempting places to Drink or... read more

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cork city ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I walked the Royal Mile at night on December 1st 2016 , amazing sense of history as you browse the wonderful architecture and shop fronts . Loads of tempting places to Drink or eat or both

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Deventer
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A must visit when you visit Edinburgh walking up to the castle. A bit full of tourist shops but still worth walking over and wander through the narrow streets connecting to the Royal Mile.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Was a bit disappointed as this street is the same as many other city streets with national chains, off the Main Street is more character though

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Gogreous shops, pretty, great pubs and whisky bars! Everything you need in one Street. Hardly any big brand shops, mainly souvenir and tartan shops. Gorgeous cobbled streets!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Taking in the full mile from the castle down to Holyrood Palace is a great experience. Plenty shops to see, from the cheap and tacky tourist items, tourist spots and some very good clothing shops. Plenty of stops for food and drinks, fudge shops are worth a visit but say bye bye to your waist line afterwards.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

You can't fail to be impressed with a walk along the Royal Mile, the buildings and shops are all worth a look

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Offers a great view anywhere you look. Plenty of wool stores and a few bagpipe players. I was just in awe looking around the area. One of the most amazing streets I have been on.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were lucky enough to be in Edinburgh at the same time as both the Tattoo and Festival when the Royal Mile was alive with buskers and spruikers. A vibrant shopping street bookended by the Castle and Holyrood Palace; a great place for a drink, feed or that souvenir you have never wanted but buy anyway.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fabulous!!! Paula was amazing & her knowledge was incredible! 2nd time I've been on a free walking tour & I would definitely recommend it!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Loved everything about the Royal Mile, from the palace of Hollyrood House to the imposing castle. It is uphill walking but not arduous. Stores have the best in woollen articles. Give yourself a few hours to internalize everything

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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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