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  2. The Ultimate Guide to the Royal Mile and Old Town | Forever ...

    Royal Mile. Based in the Old Town and within a World Heritage site, the area is culturally and historically important to the city and jam packed with things to see and do. A ‘Scots mile’ long, and connecting two royal residences (the Castle and the palace of Holyrood House), it is also home to parliaments old and new, law courts, a ...

  3. Royal Mile (Edinburgh) - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go

    The Royal Mile is a very touristy area of Edinburgh but that can be fun if you want to buy Scottish gifts. It is also worth visiting Canongate Kirk (on the left as you walk down in the direction of Holyrood Palace) it is the church where Zara, the Queen's granddaughter married Mike Tindall and has an unusual interior for a church with prettily ...

  4. The Royal Mile | Edinburgh World Heritage

    The Royal Mile is at the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town, with Edinburgh Castle at its head and the Palace of Holyroodhouse at its foot. Its name comes from its tradition as a processional route for kings and queens for the last 500 years. Historic buildings

  5. Royal Mile - Wikipedia

    The Royal Mile runs between two significant locations in the royal history of Scotland: Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace. The name derives from it being the traditional processional route of monarchs, with a total length of approximately one Scots mile, a now obsolete measurement measuring 1.81km.

  6. Royal Mile - The heart of the Old Town, Edinburgh

    The Royal Mile is Edinburgh’s most famous street. It connects Edinburgh Castle (to the west) with the Palace of Holyroodhouse (to the east). Peculiarly, its length which measures 1.81 km is approximately one Scots mile long, which is longer than an English mile but hasn’t been used since the eighteenth century.

  7. Things to do on the Royal Mile | Forever Edinburgh

    Royal Mile Attractions. Enjoy a day out fit for a King (or Queen) at Royal Mile Attractions. The Old Town is home to some of Edinburgh's biggest and best attractions. Grab a selfie at the city's most iconic landmarks, or uncover the capital's hidden gems down one of our many wynds and closes.

  8. Top Things To Do And See Along Edinburgh's Royal Mile

    19 December 2022. The Royal Mile is a historical and cultural playground begging to be explored – from the castle to the palace, explore this delightful cobbled stretch in the heart Edinburgh’s Old Town.