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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
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Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2PB, Scotland
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"street performers"
in 729 reviews
"edinburgh castle"
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"souvenir shops"
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"holyrood palace"
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"beautiful street"
in 148 reviews
"fringe festival"
in 366 reviews
"pubs and restaurants"
in 192 reviews
"nice walk"
in 369 reviews
"beautiful architecture"
in 171 reviews
"scottish parliament"
in 250 reviews
"high street"
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"old town"
in 595 reviews
"walk up"
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"steeped in history"
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Reviewed yesterday

A lovely walk with shops along the way. You will definitely see some characters as you go. Really good way to appreciate Edinburgh and get a sense of the city. Great photo opportunities as well.

Thank Noah S
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Reviewed yesterday

Lovely walk! Great free entertainment including free ghost tours and lovely shops. A must see in Edinburgh.

Thank 992hanax
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Reviewed yesterday

One of the famous miles in the world . There is an amazing number of attractions on the road but the prime one must be the stunning buildings on the walk down to Holyrood Palace filled with museums and statues ,Quieter at this time of...More

Thank craigluscar
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Walked up and down the entire Royal Mile a few times, and it is a tough walk, so take your time and soak in all the Scottish architecture, and look in every nook and cranny you can. There are many souvenir shops that all seem...More

Thank kerriegaib
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Walk down from the castle and enjoy the architecture. Notice the little closes leading off between the shops and the different styles if building. Leads all the way to the parliament building.

Thank Sandyback2015
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Reviewed 2 days ago

a lot of walking, very interesting shops along the way. best starting at the cathedral and walking down hill.

Thank Debz F
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Reviewed 3 days ago

On our way from our hotel to Holyrood, we decided to walk the Royal Mile. I was nervous about doing this walk because I'm nearing 70 and I've got degenerative arthritis, especially in my knees But, we took our time, investigating nearly every shop, side...More

Thank BritFrenchPol
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

One of the best old cities I’ve been to. Everything from tourist attractions to food to hotels are on The Royal Mile. There are lots of guided tours, ghost tours and tours in dungeons available here. Highly recommend a guided tour on your first day....More

Thank ThyagaChandima
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Royal Mile can be pleasant enough to walk around for the history and architecture. But it’s really not an enjoyable experience with all the ‘made in China’ tourist tat on offer as well as the number of tourist shops. The local council does this...More

Thank rodney120
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

You can wander the Royal Mile and all it's related closes, bars and restaurants for hours upon hours. Particular highlights include the Devils Advocate bar (on Advocates Close) - excellent for a whisky or a well refined cocktail; Wedgewood - for a beautiful lunch or...More

Thank EmmaRyden
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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
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Melnik0919
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
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Brooke S
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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
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