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Castlehill

East of the Esplanade and west of Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, Scotland
+44 131 226 5649
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“royal mile” (9 reviews)
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East of the Esplanade and west of Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, Scotland
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+44 131 226 5649
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On the final slope up to the Castle, the Mile passes many interesting buildings including the fascinating Camera Obscura, a must for everybody. Visiting the Hub building, we negotiated our way through the huge, but well managed, queue for the Tattoo itself. On leaving our...More

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Reviewed 12 June 2018

Like its name said, it's near hugely popular Castle area, next to Edinburgh's Old Town's main street, Royal Mile. Lovely area, so much to see and do. Bars, pubs, restaurants, shops, souvenirs etc. If you are visiting Edinburgh, you will probably end up here anyway,...More

Thank Halkidis
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Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Cobbled stones and secret passages line one of Edinburgh most famous streets as you walk the mile to the Castle! Coffee shops, souvenirs and landmarks make this such a pleasant walk not to be rushed. You won't be able to resist a whiskey tasting detour,...More

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Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Had fun walking around and seeing the shops and history. Well worth the effort. Would recommend to everybody.

Thank TeG85
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Reviewed 19 August 2017 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

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Reviewed 26 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.

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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
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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

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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
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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
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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
...More
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Michele G
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Response from Halkidis | Reviewed this property |
I guess it depends what bus(and how big) you are using. We had a smaller bus, basically a van, on our tour and it left from Lawnmarket, which is only about 200 yards or so from Castlehill. But you have to walk that 200 yards... More
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