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“Heritage”
Review of Royal Mile

Royal Mile
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Owner description: Stretch of road connecting Edinburgh Castle with Holyrood Palace, the Queen's residence in Scotland.
Swindon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Heritage”
Reviewed 13 December 2013

It's lovely to walk up the mile with all the historical buildings, not sure about the new building built at the bottom as it looks rather out of place but otherwise it's great.

I would say start at the bottom as it's perfect ending at the castle :-)

Visited November 2013
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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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“one mile has a lot”
Reviewed 13 December 2013

We stayed in an appartment on the Mile. In the middle there is a pedestrian zone, where we stayed. The whole mile is filled with shops (mostly tourist traps), pubs and beautiful monuments. Take your time exploring.

Visited December 2013
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Chester, United Kingdom
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“Scottish shopping”
Reviewed 13 December 2013

Was looking for traditional gifts, so many shops offering a variety of gifts, lots of cashmere on offer but also some small gifts at competitive prices.

Visited December 2013
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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“history where ever you looked”
Reviewed 12 December 2013

A really good place to walk down.

Steeped in history with many shops (many selling the same tourist tat) but some that were interesting.

Buildings were fascinating with some great architecture. I liked the fact all shops and cafe's had used existing buildings rather than build modern monstrosities.

Plenty to see and do along here and quite a few of the major attractions are on the mile, most of the spook tours leave from here and of course at each end you have the palace and castle.

Plenty of cafes to refresh you after a good walk up and down

Visited December 2013
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Long Beach, New York
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“Royal Mile”
Reviewed 12 December 2013

Well kept, clean, neat and dignified row of buildings maintained in great condition to give visitors a glimpse of old and new Edinburgh

Visited November 2013
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