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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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Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2PB, Scotland
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0131 510 75 55
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Reviewed yesterday

For those of you who are fans of crowded main streets with dozens of little stores and bars/restaurants to sit, then this is your place. Right in the heart of Edinburgh, this paved pedestrian road (you will see a couple of cars though) is a...More

Thank NikosHourvou
Reviewed yesterday

Still a must see in Edinburgh yes it has tourist shops and the pubs are not quite what you are looking for, but delve down he side streets and you will find some good places to go

Thank CompulsoryHoliday
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It would be difficult to come to edinburgh and void the Royal Mile. It is the heart of the city-but I confess I preferred the pubs of Leith!

Thank El_Yako2014
Reviewed yesterday

Right in the heart of Edinburgh is the Royal Mile. From Edinburgh castle to Hollyrood castle. So much wonderful architecture and history is preserved in this quaint city. Tons of shopping for woolen goods. Wonderful restaurants and the people are very friendly.

Thank francescaLChicago
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The royal mile has some of the oldest buildings in Edinburgh. It is very cool to walk the stretch from Edinburgh castle to hollyrood. It is very busy however. Well worth it however

Thank Martin A
Reviewed yesterday

We spent most of our time in Edinburgh on the Royal Mile. There's a lot of old architecture in the area, and the street has a castle at one end and a palace at the other. It's a very busy area, so expect to spend...More

Thank CaitlinAnnC
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I expected to see a little boy wearing a Griffendor scarf to come around the corner at any moment! Worth as much time as you can spare!

Thank Gail H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Shame really, great architecture but the shops really let it down. Why does such an important Scottish road have to be lined with such a poor selection of shops and activities. Predictably busy, and you have to walk at least part of it, but get...More

Thank cannonfodder_12
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Unless you love ridiculous crowds and ugly tourist stuff....do not venture onto the mile anywhere between 08:00 and 01:00 ....just go for a run around holy rood park and up & down the mile around 06:30 and you might not trip over crowds with an...More

Thank Marlies E
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Royal Mile has some great shops and restaurants. In the evening there are street performers in the pedestrian only area. There is a lot to do for families and couples. I would recommend one of the walking tours or underground ghost tours.

Thank Thomas D
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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Brooke S
Is the Royal Mile a flat comfortable walk from Holyrood Palace (we are looking at staying in an apartment near here) or is it all uphill. If it is uphill is it still comfortable to walk, like i seriously dont want to be puffing and panting all the way even though i am quite fit. I cant seem to find much on TA about whether the Royal Mile is flat or steep/hilly. Looking forward to your responses
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
Can anyone tell me what shops on the Royal Mile sell the wooden spurtles - (cooking utensils) - Thanks Tammy
22 June 2016|
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Response from C S | Reviewed this property |
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Tammy D
is there a map that tells you where all the shops are and what they sell ?? Also, can someone tell me the names of the ones with the tartans made in Scotland Thanks Tammy
21 June 2016|
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Response from D P | Reviewed this property |
To be honest the Royal Mile is full of shops that sell Tartan so you won't have any issues finding any Tartan or Whiskey just walk the road.