Edinburgh's Royal Mile - Castle To Palace

EASY 12 reviews

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.

DISTANCE
2.1 km
ELEVATION GAIN
41 m
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

kid friendly

walking

views

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.

walking
2 months ago

2 months ago

A must do. Very crowded. Easy.

3 months ago

Easy walk but very crowded

3 months ago

Steady incline up to the castle.

3 months ago

Steady incline up to the castle.

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walking
7 months ago

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.