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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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Walking through old Edinburgh

A sloped route through the city joining the Edinburgh Castle with Holyrood palace.Royal Mile is a fabulous mix of shops , visitor attractions and beautiful buidings.

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Bucharest, Romania
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A sloped route through the city joining the Edinburgh Castle with Holyrood palace.Royal Mile is a fabulous mix of shops , visitor attractions and beautiful buidings.

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Tiruchirappalli, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Near to princess street a happening mile to walk leading to the castle. One could enjoy a variety of street performers along with shops which sells from cashmere, kilt to gin and whiskey. There are many "close" which one could encounter on both side of the road. Dont miss the gift shops.

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scotland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Royal Mile is the road that runs from the castle. It is filled with mostly tourist shops. It is opposite St. Giles Cathedral that one can pick up on various tours in the city. Small alley ways lead off from the Royal Mile and you can easily imagine walking here 100 years in the past. This is where one... More 

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

Loads of olde shops and amazing buildings steeped with history we absolutely love this part of Edinburgh. Take time to explore all the little closes that run off from the main streets. Or take one of the many tours/walks that are available they average between 10 to 15 pounds.the night time walks do very well as you get a great... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Walked up and down a few times plenty of bars and shops. shops were pretty much the same selling short bread /kilts etc. There was also a fair amount of shops specialising in whiskey. Plenty of bars all very busy even at lunch time, found them to be rather expensive. A pint of cider £4.50-£4.95.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Plenty of places to eat and drinks among shops and souvenir shops. Easy underfoot. Plenty of things to see. The architecture of the properties are well worth a visit

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Royal Mile basically gets you from Edinburgh Castle down to Holyrood Palace. there are shops and restaurants all along. Nice place to shop or window shop

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful friendly and lots to see and do and place to eat...... A lot of history to enquire about with museum's close by

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Ruislip, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was my first visit to Edinburgh so had an open mind. I went with my husband who had been several times before. We walked the Royal Mile in two days so I had plenty of time to visit all of the shops and sights. The first half is quite modern, plenty of everyday shops and lots of souvenir shops... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Probably one of the most beautiful street I have ever been down. So much to see a do. So much history. There is pretty much an interesting story about each and every building! Brilliant for gift shopping. The pubs and cafes are also lovely with so much character. We did a tour down here which I would definitely recommend just... 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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