Royal Mile, Edinburgh

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Address: Edinburgh EH1, UK

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About Royal Mile, Edinburgh

The Royal Mile (Scots: Ryal Mile) is the name given to a succession of streets forming the main thoroughfare of the Old Town of the city of Edinburgh in Scotland. The name was first used in W M Gilbert's Edinburgh in the Nineteenth Century (1901), and was further popularised as the title of a guidebook, published in 1920. The thoroughfare, as the name suggests, is approximately one Scots mile long and runs downhill between two significant locations in the history of Scotland, namely Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace. The streets which make up the Royal Mile are (west to east) Castlehill, the Lawnmarket, the High Street, the Canongate and Abbey Strand. The Royal Mile is the busiest tourist street in the Old Town, rivalled only by Princes Street in the New Town.


Overview of Royal Mile

Walking past the city of Edinburgh, you will come across Royal Mile. If you have enough time to explore the interiors of the city, you will pass by Royal Mile.

Royal Mile is not one of the most important things to do in Edinburgh like Edinburgh Castle, Greyfriars Kirkyard, The Royal Mile, National Museum Of Scotland and The Scott Monument.

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