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Castlehill

East of the Esplanade and west of Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, Scotland
+44 131 226 5649
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“old town” (4 reviews)
“royal mile” (7 reviews)
LOCATION
East of the Esplanade and west of Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, Scotland
Old Town
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+44 131 226 5649
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1 - 10 of 21 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Castlehill is basically the upper part of the "Royal Mile" that runs quite steeply down from the Castle Esplanade to Lawnmarket and would have formed an impressive arrival point to visitors. Also, historically, it was the area where witches were tried before being burnt at...More

Thank bsandrs
Reviewed 25 June 2017

The Royal Mile is my favourite part of Edinburgh that we explored, and Castlehill is part of what makes it great. The cobbled street, the old buildings. There's a lot to appreciate on your way to the castle.

Thank CaitlinAnnC
Reviewed 10 June 2017

The Royal Mile is actually made up of a number of sections, Edinburgh Castle at one end with Castlehill at its door step, before heading down Lawnmarket to High Street This cobble stone street is "steeped" in history

Thank CodyMav
Reviewed 31 January 2017

An image of what I remembered of Edinburgh from when I was here 25 years ago that I went past this time I came, the narrow cobbled street, tall old buildings hanging over the street, a church in the middle of the road, leading out...More

1  Thank Theycallitmadness
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Under de Castlehill there is a small knitwear and tartan shop. 555 Castlehill. I've bought a precious big brooche for a reasenable prize. The Scottish woman who works here is very kind, sweet and gave me a very enthusiasm welcome. I recommend this shop for...More

Thank Toyaisme
Reviewed 21 November 2016

We were staying in the centre and decided to have a walk along here which was nice, nice shops and church leading up to the castle. Nice views from the entrance way to the castle. Can get busy along here especially during the day, at...More

Thank Chris D
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Our son loved the cannons and generaliy enjoyed the visit. We had tea in the tea rooms, which was expensive, over 20 quid for three drinks and cakes, and they served the scones cold and all the staff were foreign. Whilst it's great they can...More

Thank Amy h
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Nice place to walk from Hollyrood up through old town & towards the Edinburgh castle. Lots of shops & a few museums etc along the way. A good place to start would be hollyrood or parliament & make your way up the hill to the...More

Thank Courtz4444
Reviewed 17 August 2016

So busy at all times of the year but a really quaint part of the Old Town leading up to Edinburgh Castle.

Thank George M
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed this area with variety of touristy shops, bars & eateries, great architecture & lots of interesting things to amuse you on the way up to the castle. Also this area is where you will find the Trishaw guys who will whisk you home...More

Thank Scumblebunny
Nearby
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
...More
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