Edinburgh's Royal Mile - Castle To Palace

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Edinburgh's Royal Mile - Castle To Palace is a 2.1 kilometer moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking and is accessible year-round.

2.1 km
3 m
Point to Point

kid friendly



city walk

historic site

An amble down the Royal Mile, soaking in the beauty and history of Edinburgh's "Old Town". This is a pleasant walk downhill, along Edinburgh's World famous Royal Mile, Edinburgh's High Street, linking The Castle (at the top), to the Palace at Holyrood (at the bottom). This walk explores the best bits of the Royal Mile. Imagine the layers of humanity who used to live/work/grow and die in these tightly-packed tenements and underground vaults. There are numerous cafes, shops, boutiques and restaurants as you descend the Royal Mile. This is an easy journey, cobbled in parts, but straight ahead and downhill, with plenty of coffee spots along the way for the less-abled or weary-travelled.

1 month ago

I asked our hotel clerk - tell me about walking here in Scotland. He looked puzzled. I clarified - you drive on the left... “Oh! he says, yeah, there are no rules. It’s a madhouse. Everyone for themselves.” If you don’t mind the rugby scrum of narrow pavement (sidewalks) with thousands of tourons (tourists + morons) then maybe you’ll enjoy the Royal Mile. The old architecture IS interesting, just too many people for my taste.

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

A must do. Very crowded. Easy.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Easy walk but very crowded

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Steady incline up to the castle.

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Steady incline up to the castle.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

It's a beautiful place for a walk. There are lots of great shops along the way including everything from tourist shops to a store where it's Christmas every day. Also be sure to stop at any places along the way that sell fudge. Best fudge I ever had was on the Royal Mile. The castle is the highlight of the mile and offers beautiful views of the entire city.

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