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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.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“souvenir shops” (463 reviews)
Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2PB, Scotland
Old Town
0131 510 75 55
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Reviewed yesterday

The Royal Mile is the true centre of this historic and bustling city. It runs down from the castle to Holyrood Palace and the Scottish Parliament. There is an abundance of history associated along its entire length and many small niche shops to interest everyone....More

Thank John A
Reviewed yesterday

A nice variety of independent stores with everything scottish you could wish for. Buildings were interesting to look at too.

Thank sylvie28031956
Reviewed yesterday

If you're in Edinburgh, it's definitely worth walking the Royal Mile. A lot of shops and historic buildings are here, and it ends with a palace. What's not to love?

Thank Christina W
Reviewed 2 days ago

This place was nuts. tons of people. Fringe venues every where. Tattoo going on. Food, fun, but all very busy. If you go here in august be ready to push your way through.

Thank Jamesinthe405
Reviewed 2 days ago

Everything Scottish is available on this route,Edinburgh Castle,the Whiskey Shoppe,40 gazillion pubs,50 gazillion clothing and souvenir shops and at least 90 gazillion tourists and 3 or 4 locals.I can imagine that a nice leisurely stroll along the Royal Mile would be a wonderful experience-it is...More

Thank mimPortlandOr_
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

First class today place to visit during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Lots of street performers at various points along the street. The whole atmosphere along the way is excellent in the Old town of Edinburgh. Well recommended

Thank Vince M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

So much to do on the royal mile! Kind of crazy to not pop around. We hit a lot of the little shops and grab a few pints

Thank Laura W
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Royal Mile is crazy busy during the Festival, so much to see and do you will spend hours taking it all in and soaking up the international atmosphere, love this place

Thank stuart w
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were in Edinburgh to see the Tattoo it was our mission to visit the royal mile and go down to see the Scottish parliament and Holyrood house and the other sites along the Royal Mile. We joined the royal mile at round the half...More

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 2 days ago

Lots of street entertainment on this street. Lots going on. Lots to see and do.Great atmosphere with people of all nationalities.

Thank trevmue
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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26 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