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Royal Mile

Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2PB, Scotland
0131 510 75 55
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Stretch of road connecting Edinburgh Castle with Holyrood Palace, the Queen's residence in Scotland.
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  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
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Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2PB, Scotland
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0131 510 75 55
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Reviewed today via mobile

A visit to Edinburgh at Festival time is a must and the Royal Mile is the centre of it all... loads to do and see walking the mile!

Thank Mazza4533
Reviewed today

We visited and walked the Royal Mile several times during the Festival. It is so vivid, interesting colorful and joyful, that you enjoy it from start onward. You can benefit from the traditional sights as well as the Fringe and street events.

Thank Elchanan H
Reviewed today

We had a walk down the Royal Mile on the first day of the Fringe festival. There is so much to see and such a great atmosphere. Not to be missed at any time of the year.

Thank Esther V
Reviewed yesterday

here during the Fringe, the royal mile is an eclectic mix of music, mime and other performers. At the top sits Edinburgh Castle and of course the Tattoo is also on at the moment.

Thank Michelle M
Reviewed yesterday

What a journey! The Royal Mile contains just about everything from historic buildings, a Cathedral, shops, restaurants, pubs and much, much more. It's wonderfully cosmopolitan and full of energy. It's even busier during the festival but even before the festival starts there were street entertainers...More

Thank Suratrichard
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a long wide street totally closed to traffic in the month of August. There are plenty of places to eat with many having outdoor seating. Great energy as this is the month of the Fringe Festival and the Edinburgh Military tatoo.

Thank DrDJPS
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Walking the Royal Mile up to Edinburgh Castle on cobble stone streets can be a chalkenge. We took the train from Linlithgow, a suburb to the city. Took a taxi to the closest place near the Castle . Price was 5 GBP, which is reasonable....More

Thank Maureen G
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great street performances from artists. Very busy but very cost street. Happy that I have booked a hotel in the Old town.

Thank Klaas B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Interesting street to visit - lotsa of small gift shops and restaurants on both sides of the street. It was especially bustling with the Fringe Festival taking place.

Thank Cpwee
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Overly crowded during the festival time, shops selling Scottish themed offerings, bars and coffee shops. Would be nice place to walk through off peak. It's popularity spoils the attraction.

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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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
Tammy D
21 June 2016|
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Response from rubyme | Reviewed this property |
The spurred or porridge stirrers will be available in most of the Scottish Shops.Just ask any of them if they don't stock it they will happily point you in the right direction