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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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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2PB, Scotland
Old Town
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+44 131 510 7555
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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"
in 948 reviews
"kilts"
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Reviewed today

There is plenty of history here, and some great stops along the road - Edinburgh Castle, St Giles Cathedral etc - but it is also crowded with tacky tourist shops. Without all the tacky tourist stuff this would be an amazing walk, but we still...More

Thank Marianne B
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Reviewed today via mobile

The Edinburgh Castle tour had great views and a lot of history. You can get the audio accompaniment or join in a guided walking tour or do as I did and walk through it at my own pace. There weren't any time constraints involved. If...More

Thank lee p
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Plenty of street entertainers Lots of side streets and quaint shops and coffee shops so much to see and do !! Make sure you wear excellent walking shoes and take a spare jacket or jumper as the weather can change within minutes ha ! Enjoy...More

Thank Angie K
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Reviewed yesterday

A fun stroll up and down this historic and picturesque mile! As well as the Fun shops catering to tourists, the street artists and entertainment were a fun surprise! Don't miss the side roads for more eateries and shops down the quaint alleys. We walked...More

Thank janl881
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Reviewed yesterday

Wonderful atmosphere no matter the time of year. Plenty of tourist related shops and a great choice pf bars cafes and restaraunts. What isn't there to love.

Thank Beth G
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Reviewed yesterday

I think it's obligatory you walk the Mile when you visit for the first time - certainly every guidebook has told me so. We took it from the top down from the Castle to the Palace, with a couple stops along the way into St...More

Thank Jess C
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We go off the hop on hop off bus at the top of the mile and walked down the mile. It’s a great place to look for souvenirs and have lunch. As we travelled down the mile, most items in the stores all started to...More

Thank Glen P
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you enjoy the fleecing of your $$ then just take a walk through the shops. Items "designed or inspired by Scotland and imported from China". Look very carefully for the item tags if your caring about items actually made in Scotland, they are there...More

Thank Roy and Heidi D
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Reviewed yesterday

Loved the Mile. Did some great shopping, touring and relaxing. People watching is fun. The cobblestones are tricky and my 81 year old mom needed to walk down hill. Walking up would have been work!!! ha ha. Enjoy.

Thank Bonnie J
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Take your time to wander up and down the Royal Mile. Shops, bars, restaurants,bagpipes and a St Bernard dog. Even better on a sunny day.

Thank LynnWColchester
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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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15 May 2018|
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Response from Sreedevi T | Reviewed this property |
yes, there are direct trains and ones that require a change at preston
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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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