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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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“edinburgh castle” (1,448 reviews)
“souvenir shops” (520 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2PB, Scotland
Old Town
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"street performers"
in 740 reviews
"edinburgh castle"
in 1,448 reviews
"souvenir shops"
in 520 reviews
"holyrood palace"
in 850 reviews
"fringe festival"
in 366 reviews
"pubs and restaurants"
in 201 reviews
"nice walk"
in 374 reviews
"beautiful architecture"
in 178 reviews
"scottish parliament"
in 243 reviews
"high street"
in 186 reviews
"old town"
in 611 reviews
"walk up"
in 172 reviews
"steeped in history"
in 180 reviews
"tartan"
in 669 reviews
"cashmere"
in 394 reviews
"tourists"
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"kilts"
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Reviewed today via mobile

Nice place to visit,have some food in various places and of course the pubs. Lots of lots of pubs to drink perfect scottish beers. Lots of little shops to buy souveniers. Different kinds of streetartists and fun, historical atmosphere. Absolutely a place to see and...More

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Reviewed yesterday

This is one of the must see streets in Edinburgh. It stretches from Edinburgh Castle to Holyrood Palace including St Giles Cathedral. Part of it is pedestrianised and part of it isn't. There are street performers along its length as well as statues and interesting...More

Thank HughMc
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

No one going to Edinburgh would skip the Royal Mile; it’s right there in the middle of everything, from the Edinburgh Castle to Holyrood Palace, with St. Giles Cathedral as the fulcrum. The architecture is stunning and often ancient. If you like to shop, this...More

Thank Robert M
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It is certainly one of the things to do for the first time visitor, or even not for the first time. But, I think my favorite part, is the grave of Adam Smith only a few meters away.

Thank Kathy S
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Reviewed yesterday

I would walk the Royal Mile (if you are able to) just to do it while in Edinburgh. It is best to walk from the Castle to the Palace because it is downhill. The Palace to the Castle is much harder uphill. Just a thought...More

Thank peace04
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Reviewed yesterday

Fabulous buildings but not great restaurants, shops selling same rubbish merchandise. The big pity is spent 3 days here and came across very few Scottish natives, big disappointment.

Thank Jack0665
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Reviewed yesterday

the royal mile is a mile of tourist shops all selling similar stuff. Edinburgh itself is an absolutely fascinating city and i would highly recommend a visit. But the Royal Mile is no big deal.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great spot. Loads of different attractions. Would recommend wearing comfy shoes! Lots of different bars, places to eat and shops along with the amazing old stule victoria buildings.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lined with traditional Scottish shops selling kilts, souvenirs, haggis and bagpipers. Cobbled streets so comfortable footwear is needed.

Thank Nikki D
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A lovely scenic walk through an amazing mile showing some great shops, sights and incredible architecture. The Scottish people we met were lovely and we had a great day walking the mile 😊. It's well worth doing.

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Nearby
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
...More
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mamarae2
1 April 2018|
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Response from dolcevita892 | Reviewed this property |
Waverley train station is centrally located, so extremely convenient. Plenty of accommodation nearby and royal mile is not far away and can easily be reached on foot from the station.
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Janice S
23 March 2018|
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Response from chrris1689 | Reviewed this property |
Hi We did the City Explorer tour and the Ghost tour and neither covered Harry Potter. Can highly recommend both if the ones we took.
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Jirathananart K
27 February 2018|
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Response from Angharad R | Reviewed this property |
Yes go for a walk and there is lots of shops to look at and there is things to do like mary kings closer or the castle at the top along with the scotch whiskey experience
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