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Castlehill is on the Royal Mile and it has its fair share of tourist traps.
The cobbled street that leads you up to attractions such as Edinburgh Castle and the Camera Obscura.
We found it busy with visitors and some of us found the hilly...More
Castlehill is a bit of a climb (very easy) which leads you to the Esplanade at the very end of the Royal Mile. Crowded beyond any reasonable imagination, it still remains a very atmospheric and unique place in Edinburgh. I loved taking pictures of the...More
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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
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 on cobblestone streets and it's little uphill walk. Once you are in Castle, there are lots of walking and climbing too. Unfortunately I can't say anything about that Tattoo