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Royal Mile

Open Now: 09:00 - 17:00
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Stretch of road connecting Edinburgh Castle with Holyrood Palace, the Queen's residence in Scotland.
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Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2PB, Scotland
Old Town
+44 131 510 7555
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Reviewed yesterday

Royal Mile is a must have for a Edinburgh stay. It's crowded pubs and restaurants are not quite cheap and souvenir shops every other step. Nevertheless it's a beautiful area.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Peter K
Reviewed yesterday

the surroundings and shops / attractions are excellent without being in your face.We spent quite a while perusing the shops .

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank grumpyfoodeater
Reviewed yesterday

The Royal Mile is Edinburgh at its best (and worst!). The history is unbelievable, both good and bad. Walking down (or up) the Royal Mile requires stops every few feet to read the plaques, to experience the history and to imagine what life was like...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank cathyalexander2018
Reviewed yesterday

No trip to Edinburgh is complete without time on the Royal Mile. It's exactly what it says--the Mile used by royalty. It's a great place to shop, eat, sight see and stroll. The architecture reminds you of Scotland's past and its colorful history. You should...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank happytrails555
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Good for shopping for cashmere pieces of clothing, whiskey and Scottish cheese. Great for sightseeing. Good for pubs.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sonnentor
Reviewed 3 days ago 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
1  Thank mandyslater491
Reviewed 4 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 4 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
2  Thank Margaret H
Reviewed 4 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 4 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
1  Thank annstreks
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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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18 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.
18 October 2018|
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Response from harrymon | Reviewed this property |
£14.00 if I remember rightly.
12 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)