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- 98%History Buffs
- 89%Local Culture
- 71%Art & Design Lovers
- 65%Business Travelers
- 64%Family Travelers
- 58%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 58%Budget Travelers
Member Reviews (47)
- Royal MileMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesHistory Buffs+ 1Nov 18, 2013
Every visitor must walk and shop the Royal Mile. There are tons of tacky souvenir shops but also some nice jewellery stores, Palenque, is one I remember which has modern Celtic designs – much better souvenir than a cheap kilt. There are lots of woolens, particularly in plaid. It is best to start at the Castle end so you’re going downhill along the Royal Mile.Recommended for:Local Culture
- Royal MileMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 14Oct 11, 2013
A whole long wide street filled with Business offices, Shop, Bar, Restaurant, Hotel, Hostel, and cafes. This is the perfect place to begin a rich, historical journey of Scotland’s capital city then wind down in the vibrant and eclectic Grassmarket area.
- Royal MileMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 7Sep 18, 2013
Walk it, enjoy it, eat it, shop it. start on top...walk down enjoy the Chirstmasshop and teashops on the road and end at Holyrood Castle and park. it might take you a day...so much to see on your way.
- Royal MileMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesVegetarian+ 2Aug 15, 2013
Tartan tat is what my Scottish friends call 90% of the shops on the Royal Mile. What used to be an actual shopping street has turned into tourist heaven. However, there are still a few gems such as the Writer's Museum and Fudge Kitchen that stand out amongst the kitsch.
- Royal MileFirst to ReviewJun 21, 2013
So called because Holyrood Palace is at the bottom (where the Queen stays when in Edinburgh) and Edinburgh Castle is at the top. Lots of nooks & crannies to explore plus pavement cafes, bars, restaurants & shops. Tourists flock here for all things Scottish.
- Royal MileMay 07, 2013
A beautiful quaint street to stroll along and get a feel for the old charm of Old Town. It has many great pubs, a few too many tat shops but they are still great to poke around in. During the summer there are lots of street performers to watch and don't forget to peer down the 'closes' or alleys for some truly unique views!
- Royal MileMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 1Apr 27, 2013
The Royal Mile is the street that leads up to Edinburgh Castle. Part of it is a strictly pedestrian, and most of it is lined with souvenir shops and restaurants, along with a few active or converted churches.
- Royal MileCommunity ManagerMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 8Apr 02, 2013
A mile of shops, pubs, restaurants, and well-preserved Scottish architecture. I came during Fringe Fest and there was so much going on every few feet. I didn't even have much time to browse much of the shops. Lots of old pubs and local eateries. Quite a good half day walking up and down the Royal Mile.
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