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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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Beautiful architecture. Very historic feel, with bagpipes playing around it really was incredible. I highly recommend a visit. I will be revisiting the next time I am in the area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Beautiful architecture. Very historic feel, with bagpipes playing around it really was incredible. I highly recommend a visit. I will be revisiting the next time I am in the area.

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Wildwood, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice to walk through the old buildings. On the weekend I was there, I assume when the weather is "nice", they have street performers. Magicians, jugglers etc. Everything is a little more expensive there, but there is lots to see and do.

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Lisburn, Co. Antrim, N. Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

From Edinburgh Castle to the Palace of Holyrood House the Royal Mile has great little shops including speciality ones like the Christmas shop, the handmade Fudge shop as well as jewellery and clothes stores and everything a tourist could want. There is also St Giles Cathedral, named after a sixth century Frenchman who became the patron saint of cripples. A... More 

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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Royal Mile is a long street with loads of touristy type shops. There are a lot of old interesting buildings. It is a nice walk up to the castle and you will find a few street entertainers along the way.

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

You must visit the Royal Mile when in Edinburgh from at the top of the Castle Esplanade all the way down to Holyrood Palace. Passing along the way lots of historic buildings and atmosphere. John Knox's House, St Giles Cathedral, Parliament Square, New Holyrood Scottish Parliament, The numerous closes built hundreds of years ago, Just a few places you pass... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The road goes up from the parliament to Edinburgh castle. As it is often crowded, I would advice to do it early in the morning and stop at the Saint Gilles cathedral which is a must see.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a lovely Day, so decided to do the Royal Mile Walk. It was really good from start to finish, although it is very steep hill. There is plenty to see, with loads of History.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We really enjoyed our walks up and down the Royal Mile with all the sights and sounds that made it clear we were in Scotland. Tourist shops are quite classy when compared to many other European cities and it was possible to avail of free walking tours all day as well as private tours as well. Very enjoyable.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Royal Mile is situated in a location that offers a ton of historical points. Their are many walking tours offered but it is very easy to explore on your own. There is a lot of shopping available also. A variety of pubs and restaurants also line the streets.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lots of shops, restaurants and beautiful buildings around this area. If your looking for a tour this is a good spot to sign yourself up for one. We stayed just off the royal mile and will say as lovely as an area it is to stay being the heart of the city it stays very noisy throughout the night so... More 

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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 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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