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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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Feb 17

Beautiful friendly and lots to see and do and place to eat...... A lot of history to enquire about with museum's close by

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Beautiful friendly and lots to see and do and place to eat...... A lot of history to enquire about with museum's close by

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Ruislip, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was my first visit to Edinburgh so had an open mind. I went with my husband who had been several times before. We walked the Royal Mile in two days so I had plenty of time to visit all of the shops and sights. The first half is quite modern, plenty of everyday shops and lots of souvenir shops... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Probably one of the most beautiful street I have ever been down. So much to see a do. So much history. There is pretty much an interesting story about each and every building! Brilliant for gift shopping. The pubs and cafes are also lovely with so much character. We did a tour down here which I would definitely recommend just... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

From gin and whisky houses to bag pipe playing Scots, you will no doubt encounter all of these on the Royal Mile... start at the bottom and work your way up to the top via a few pubs and finish at the castle... happy days and well worth a visit...

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This little street really summarises the character of Edinburgh. Little closes all the way down with names of the local business' back in the day. The buildings are beautiful, quaint houses and sweet little shops. The entiteit street is full of things to see and really worth walking down.

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Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I get to walk through the old town every week for work and it never tires. Once you come up the Grassmarket in the shadow of the castle it's a lovely and gentle stroll down hill past the court and all the 'tourist' shops. On a clear day the view out across the water is priceless and then when you... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nice walk from the castle along the royal mile. Mainly just shops selling local products but very nice all the same. There a nice market half way down.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Old world Scotland --- a bit of "themed" Scottishness but very atmospheric . Plenty of plaid kilts and lots of purveyors of whisky --- a tourists "must see"

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Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This tour was free as part of our travel package, and my sister and I were amazed with the early history of the Royal Mile. Our guide was so informative and one could only imagine life in the early days of the area, not pleasant....the fact that Edinburgh is on top of a volcano ? It's a must see if... More 

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Spent most of the day walking along the Royal Mile. There are so many different types of shops selling essentially Scottish items. It is something well worthwhile doing if you are in Edinburgh. If you are into Scottish clothing and different types of whisky you will enjoy it.

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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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