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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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Full of history!!

Lovely (long) walk along a very historical street!! Loads of lovely shops, some touristy, some traditional. Holyrood at one end and Edinburgh Castle at the other. A must- visit!

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lovely (long) walk along a very historical street!! Loads of lovely shops, some touristy, some traditional. Holyrood at one end and Edinburgh Castle at the other. A must- visit!

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Kuala lumpur
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a beautiful street. We took many photos with the gorgeous buildings and architecture. The street buskers give it a very festive feeling, especially the guy playing the bagpipes. We were lucky because our hotel was just along the street and we got to experience it at various parts of the day.

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Walking up and down the royal mile is a must do for shopping for Scottish items from food to clothing. Beautiful views up and done the side streets.

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Clydebank
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

There can be few places more interesting to wander down than The Royal Mile in Edinburgh. You will see old building and new buildings. From Holyrood Palace to the Holyrood Parliament. There is wonderful architecture everywhere. On a sunny spring day the colours were spectacular. There are plaques to read, closes to wander up, little hidden gardens. There are a... More 

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Mostly tourist souvenir shops. The ones nearest the castle a better class than those nearer the bottom. There are also a few bars and restaurants. An interesting walk.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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I could spend hours walking around the Royal Mile... dozens of Scottish and gorgeous little shops, wonderful atmosphere, and usually some street performers kicking about... love it here!

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We recently walked along the Royal Mile of Edinburgh after our visit to the magnificent castle. There is plenty to see and do with great history and many options to enjoy a pint and a meal

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There is a lot to see in the Royal Mile so I would suggest you split it into two halves. On the first day start at the North Bridge junction and walk down the left-hand side in the morning. Have lunch in the vicinity of the palace. My favourite restaurant is Clarinda's, which is opposite the school. This is a... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Make time to walk the Royal Mile when in Edinburgh, even if you only go into a couple of shops, St. Giles, the castle, and a little restaurant for lunch. Many shops are very touristy, but the staff in all of them I've visited are authentically nice.

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Very nice and full of interesting things to see. There are nice small shops, cafés and old buildings. The oldest part of Edinburg

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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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