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Royal Mile

Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2PB, Scotland
+44 131 510 7555
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Stretch of road connecting Edinburgh Castle with Holyrood Palace, the Queen's residence in Scotland.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“souvenir shops” (506 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2PB, Scotland
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Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2PB, Scotland
+44 131 510 7555
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our hotel wasn’t far from the Royal Mile and this is not our first visit but it is always such a beautiful area to walk through. We enjoyed ourselves and had a nice wander through the street, as well as stopping off for drinks and...More

Thank Laura H
Reviewed yesterday

We stayed on the Royal mile in Abbotts Close. The best part of the city. Lots of things to see -lots of walking and free tours

Thank Grace J
Reviewed yesterday

Worth the walk, historical buildings all the way down . So many stores, a lot are touristy, but you can find the good ones too. Colourful area and people.

Thank sharedwards
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is lovely old buildings -choc full of cashmere , wool, tourist shops very disappointing as other than tour companies and odd pub there literally is not much else to look at other than the architecture. You cannot possible skip it as it is indelible...More

Thank Hobart122
Reviewed yesterday

Worth to walk this street, got a lot of things to do - shopping for souvenirs and see other tourists spots. You don't need Big Bus to tour you around, everything can be done by walking. End to End meaning Edinburgh Caste to Holyrood Place...More

Thank Jackie S
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The historic area, overall is beautiful, we came early in the morning and had a few coffees on the way. It was a beautiful day and lovely strolls! Always close to interesting shops and restaurants, and museums.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 days ago

Arrive early and visit the castle. Then walk the Royal Mile before taking the red bus tour. There is plenty to see and plenty of places to jump on the bus for the rest of the tour.

Thank Scott H
Reviewed 2 days ago

There is loads to see/do on this stretch of road leading up to Edinburgh castle. The views down the closes to the Princes Strees Gardens, formerly the man-made Nor' Loch; St. Giles Cathedral, street performers, even the opportunity to hold an owl! Edinburgh is such...More

Thank Jade H
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a walk worth taking. The buildings are amazingly beautiful. The shops are plentiful and mostly sell all of the same things, so you don't need to go in them all! And if you time it right you can see some beautiful owls on...More

Thank LFarks
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Several of the ghost tours start on The Royal Mile.... nice street walking area, great eating and shopping available along with beautiful architecture.... well worth the walk!

Thank Day_DreamerSCandOz
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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Işıl U
1 November 2017|
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Response from ThisIsMyOpinion2 | Reviewed this property |
You're welcome. By the way, whilst you are near George IV Bridge (just off the Royal Mile), visit Greyfriars Kirk (churchyard) where J K Rowling spent time looking at the graves - she used some of the names from the... More
27 July 2017|
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Response from david h | Reviewed this property |
The royal mile is very busy but I don't see why you couldn't get around on a mobility scooter.A large chunk of the mile is pedestrian only. The cobbles might be a problem but I'm not sure what the suspension on these... More
Brooke S
22 July 2016|
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Response from Tarainjag | Reviewed this property |
From Holyrood, it is all up hill. It is cobble stone, so shoes with heels or slippers/thongs/flip flops are not adviseable. Wheel chairs and walkers are very hard to push also because of the cobble stones. The sidewalks... More