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“Royal Mile is a great place to walk and enjoy”
Review of Royal Mile

Royal Mile
Ranked #6 of 449 things to do in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Stretch of road connecting Edinburgh Castle with Holyrood Palace, the Queen's residence in Scotland.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It probably has very little resemblance to the Royal times. So many shops, so many international cuisines to taste from and nestled in the middle are the historic buildings that are over 500+ years old.

Thank RaviRavishanker
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's beautiful and has to be done once. Be prepared - it's a lot of tourist wool and whiskey shops. But if you're into wool and whiskey...this is a great place :)

Once you've satisfied your souvenir desires, I'd head to the restaurants in New Town, which I thought were significant better and more reasonably priced. That being said, the food on the Royal Mile is still much better than the average tourist fare.

Thank trailblazer7232
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The core of the old city, with lots of shops, interesting small museums, and the like, as well as street performers in the evening. Full of tourists.

Thank Bill J
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is eye opening to take this walk even if you have done it before. It is one part frozen in time and one part changing with the years. Tends to be very crowded, even on weekdays! People watching is fun too.

Thank Dianawallah
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The streets a full of people, the shops are too numerous to count, street buskers are everywhere and interspersed are incredible churches and other buildings from the past. There is just too much to take in in one trip. We only went about half way down the street, but it took forever to get that far. Must look in here, what is the street performer doing, let’s listen to the piper, oh let’s have a look in that church, what’s down this alley. It goes on and on. Loved the walk, needed way more time to really have a look around. You could easily spend days on this walk and not see everything.
Loved the walk, but after a couple of hours it was time to call it a day, especially after having spent a few hours at Edinburgh Castle.
I would suggest 3 days – Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Mile one day, The Royal Mile the second day and The Queens residence, the Abbey and the Royal Mile the third day. Even at this you would still not have seen everything.

Thank beachbums_ceo
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