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The Royal Mile, Edinburgh

Categories: Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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The Royal Mile is the main thoroughfare in Edinburgh's Old Town. Actually a bit longer than 1 mi (1.6 km), this succession of multiple streets spills downhill from Edinburgh Castle to the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Stroll past stately Victorian buildings that now house restaurants, pubs, and shops, and stop to enjoy a street performance or two. The streets are steep in some places, so you can take a bus tour uphill to the castle and walk back down if you prefer. The Edinburgh Festival, a collection of smaller outdoor arts festivals, takes place throughout August with this area as its nexus. This might be the most exciting, if crowded, time to be on the thoroughfare. Add The Royal Mile and other attractions to your Edinburgh trip itinerary using our Edinburgh trip builder.
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  • So many sights to see and such a wonderful walk! Explore every alley way and definitely get a drink in a pub. 
  • The rota mile gas loads to see. Okay. Its not a play lace for the kids. ... but I'm sure they're out there Set for the adults. Good mix of shops n pubs 
  • Typical Street in Edinburgh, the tourist center goes through there, it flows into the castle to be the street most visited tourist, is full of shops of souvenirs etc etc.
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  • You have to follow it not necessarily everything but at least the first part which is down from the Castle. There are obviously too many souvenir shops but if you get in the side streets you'll see the old ways and the old centre of Edinburgh. Recommended
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