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Royal Mile

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“edinburgh castle”(1,677 reviews)
Stretch of road connecting Edinburgh Castle with Holyrood Palace, the Queen's residence in Scotland.
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2PB, Scotland
Old Town
+44 131 510 7555
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All reviews street performers tourist shops edinburgh castle lots of shops holyrood palace pubs and restaurants great walk fringe festival beautiful architecture scottish parliament old town high street walk up steeped in history tourists cashmere tartan
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Reviewed today via mobile

It was nice strolling down from Edinburgh castle and down the Royal Mile Because the weather was nice and not many days to Christmas it was rather packed There are so many things to see on the way

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank thoreyig
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Just wonder up and down, it is so beautiful here and there is a lot to look at! There are street performers and lots of pubs!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank joeyi844
Reviewed yesterday

You will find lots of restaurants, souvenir shops, meeting points for walking tours, both standart and horror, musicians, edinburgh castle and many more on this street.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Sibel D
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Didn’t think I would be reviewing a street or Road, well how could I not, after all it’s the Royal Mile with a Castle at one end👍 The Mile is charming, quirky and enchanting offering everything from pubs, food to tours. Even if u only...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mferguson11
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Royal Mile keep the sense of the name, giving you the feeling to walk on the way of kings. However the old fashion of the buildings is spotted with commercials of every kind. Remains a touristic must but not so amazing.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Urraco64
Reviewed yesterday

This long, ancient street between Holyrood Palace and the castle has many 'touristy' shops and cashmere & woolens outlet shops although the prices in these are still a bit steep. There are some interesting old, accessible buildings such as Gladstones Land and St. Giles Cathedral...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kikelmool
Reviewed 2 days ago

A cavalcade of sights and sounds await you as you stroll this historic mile. Make time to not only stop, but support €/£/$, the various and truly magnificently talented street artists - while also taking in the architecture, and general ambiance.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JanetJulia
Reviewed 2 days ago

This has to be a key part of any trip to Edinburgh, for the beautiful buildings and views, as well as the various stopping points along the way or just off. Beautiful in its own right, although shopping wise, this is not the heart of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lilacwheaty
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lovely part of Edinburgh. Interesting buildings and a leisurely wander around is a muset when visiting the area.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Culture782813
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We walked up/down here was fab,plenty of big/small shops you have your pick of them!Also best to turn down the side streets as thats we found a little gems of cafes and cozy pubs that were v cheap and cheerful,id wear trainers as streets are...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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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
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October 18, 2018|
Response from hazhenderson | Reviewed this property |
The Royal Mile is free. It’s basically a long street that leads you to the castle at the top. There is an entrance fee to the castle but you can walk right up to it and take photos etc without having to pay.
October 18, 2018|
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Response from harrymon | Reviewed this property |
£14.00 if I remember rightly.
October 12, 2018|
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Response from Steve D | Reviewed this property |
Royal Mile Curios do not seem to list web/email, UK phone number available (+44 131 2264050)