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Address: Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2PB, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 131 202 9157
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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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Gorgeous and Engaging

We arrived late and were exposed to the start of the ghost tours, which only added to the magic of this place. Wonderful selection of bars, restaurants, cafes, shops, etc. PLUS... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Frankfurt, Germany
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Frankfurt, Germany
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329 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We arrived late and were exposed to the start of the ghost tours, which only added to the magic of this place. Wonderful selection of bars, restaurants, cafes, shops, etc. PLUS it just feels "alive"

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

For such an iconic street two things: Get rid of the rubbish everywhere and limit the amount of shops that sell tat. This is one street where the city council should preserve some sense of class and limit the chains (Starbucks Costa Burger joints etc) should be the best of Scotland and not the worst of UK shopping culture

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Thank Guy M
Wickford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I visited the Royal Mile on Saturday 26th Nov during a trip to Edinburgh with my two friends! It's a great place to have a mooch around the shops and get a bite to eat and a drink!! A def must visit for anyone heading to Edinburgh

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Nanaimo, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Wonderful clolourful historic walk. Walk down one side then up the other. Lots to see and lots of hidden gems

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Crewe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Full of history, statues and quaint streets and buildings. Variety of shops cafes and bars a very pleasant place to stroll or sit. A must see area whilst visiting Edinburgh

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

The Royal Mile (The High Street) has so many interesting nooks and crannies of history. It starts at Edinburgh Castle (well worth a visit) and goes down to Holyrood Palace at the entrance to Holyrood park (another amazing green space with three Lochs in it and the ruined chapel of St Anthony which stands above St Margaret's Loch Walking down... More 

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Linlithgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

outstanding sights, it is the heart of the tourist/capital start at the castle - and walk to the bottom Holyrood palace/parliment ALTHOUGH please avoid a lot of the tourist tacky shops that do take away from the 'royal theme' but there are many classic places to visit St Giles cathedral for one, many many outstanding bars and resturants

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Thank Steedsy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The walk from Holyrood Palace to Edinburgh Castle is very varied. History, shopping, people watching, food, what more does one need on holiday!

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Downham Market, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We walked the whole length from Hollyrood to the castle.Lots to see and do on the way. Perhaps a few too many tartan souvenir shops but great atmospheric architecture.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

if you love everything old style and historic then you cannot visit Edinburgh without a trip up royal mile. The beautiful buildings and cobble streets make it special and takes away from the business of the city below

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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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