The royal mile is where it is at! And by "it" I mean everything you might need in Edinburgh. The mile runs in between Holyrood and Edinburgh Castle and has all of the shops, pubs, and curiosities you need in the city. It is fun wandering between all of the little shops and looking at the range of souvenirs for sale.
History at every step and grand buildings anywhere you look. Truly royal and unique experience
The main historical street in Edinburgh. At the top, the castle, at the bottom, the palace of Holyrood.
The Royal Mile starts from the Queens house/the parliament and goes right up to the castle. It had various shops and restaurants. It's worth a visit and spending the day going from shop to shop for wee gems along with getting some lunch and drinks for later.The streets that come off the long Royal Mile street can also take you on adventures, down the famous closes of the Old TownThere will always be something historical to see and you can go right to the castle for amazing views over Edinburgh
Well known tourist attraction in the centre of town stretching a mile through the old town. Be surrounded by historic buildings, monuments and historic architecture as you explore the city. Also known for its tourist friendly drinking spots. Rarely frequented by locals due to busyness and primarily chain restaurants/gift shops.
The Royal Mile is Edinburgh’s history captured in a street. Starting at the Castle, you’ll wind down past old buildings filled with modern tourist attractions. The Camera Obscura is a great choice. Moving past the amazing Gladstone’s Land, you’ll enter the intersection with the Mound and George IV Bridge, along with a few decent places to eat. The next block has some of the nicest scenery you’ll find in Edinburgh, but be careful during the Festival as it’s also the busiest part. After that you’ll find gems like The Museum of Childhood - a great family choice. Be sure to peek down the ‘closes’ to see some densely packed Edinburgh houses. Finally as you follow the final block down you’ll come to Scotland’s Parliament, and the Palace of Holyrood. A great day out in one street.