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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” (507 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2PB, Scotland
Old Town
+44 131 510 7555
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Reviewed yesterday

The Royal Mile is still amazing with so many shop and the history is still there I quite an experience to walk the mile it is very busy with visitor there is also a market with some love things. there a lot of cafes also...More

Thank jlmackay2
Reviewed yesterday

a lovely way to spend the day, plenty to do & see...lots of nice shops & restaurants & nice whisky tasting treats too

Thank Wondermom73
Reviewed yesterday

I always love walking and shopping in the Royal Mile. It usually has a great vib and has excellent tartan shops.

Thank Eileen S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Whilst in Edinburgh it was very cold so we decided to do the bus tour. We decided that on the way we would visit the Royal yacht. It didn’t disappoint, it was really interesting. You do the tour on your own with the aid of...More

Thank lynnebird22
Reviewed yesterday

There so much to see when you walk from end to the other, plenty of places to eat drink, the whiskey shops are to die for, if you like whiskey

Thank Mark L
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Stayed in Edinburgh at the weekend (19th jan 2018) . The royal mile is a lovely stretch leading straight up to the castle . It has a lot of touristy type shops that all tend to sell the same things but the architecture of the...More

Thank gemz-sand
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Fascinating and beautiful place. Definitely worth exploring when in Edinburgh! The closes off the main strip are well worth exploring too because you never know what you’ll find!

Thank Andrew T
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lots to see while walking up the street it’s architectural rich and full of culture with great shopping

Thank Aaron B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The royal mile a full of tourist shops all trying to get your money.there are lots of shops selling Scottish items,at tourists price and if you are after something typical Scottish then you will find it here

Thank tony b
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice walk with beautiful buildings and a lot of souvenir shops and expensive cashmere and kilt shops for tourists. It's also where the city tours, ghost tours and pub crawls start.

Thank Diana B
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