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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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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2PB, Scotland
Old Town
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a great area - an easy walk. Lots of shopping or window shopping. There are a few pubs and other eateries. Definitely pop into to Deacons for at least a coffee and scone! There are street performers on the Mile often which just...More

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Reviewed yesterday

We visited Edinburgh on this occasion just to see the Christmas Lights and the Christmas market around Prince's Street and the streets around the Royal Mile. What a treat and totally free, unless you bought in the Christmas market and Stores in and around Prince's...More

Thank cussie67
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It was about an hours walk there and back, with some window shopping. The shops are quite repetitive, nothing that interesting to make it stand out. A nice way to kill some time and get some fresh air however

Thank Chloe C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A must-go if you are in Edinburgh. I got the chance to take in so many antique buildings at one go...and I feel like I am on the movie set of Harry Potter or Fantastic Beasts!

Thank zirconium11
Reviewed 2 days ago

And a place for wandering about a bit, most definitely, in the footsteps of historical figures. There's a significant connection with James 4th, King of the Scots-one of the 'good guys', who was killed at one of the many battles for regal supremacy.He was also...More

Thank Busybee888
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went to Edinburgh for 3 days and we enjoyed going to the Royal Mike as many times as possible. The buildings were magnificent and historical and we enjoyed visiting all the different shops. We actually bought a kilt from there as well. Thoroughly enjoyed...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 days ago

Buildings great, cobbled streets nice, shops not so good, tacky overpriced with no variety. Worth a visit but disappointing if you are expecting something exceptional.

Thank KITTEN86
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Avoid like the plague unless you like walking around huge groups of people. Everyone visits as it is a fantastic street but soooooo busy

Thank Charlotte J
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We stayed in a nearby hotel next to the royal Mile so easy to access there were so many shops mostly Scottish shops and souvenir shops, we went to a few restaurants to eat there are loads to pick from serving different types of food,...More

Thank Nicola J
Reviewed 2 days ago

Tons of places to shop and eat. Everything from Starbucks to fine dining. One end is at Holyrood Palace and the other Edinburgh Castle.

Thank Kellie224
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