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Royal Mile

The Royal Mile is a stretch of celebrated medieval landmarks located in the Old Town of Edinburgh, Scotland. Pacing down the east shoulder of a dormant volcano, this historic thoroughfare is actually longer than a single mile, and truly royal in scope. The Royal Mile’s proud status as a designated UNESCO World Heritage site attracts thousands of admirers from all over the world to walk amongst this timeless stretch of Scottish history. Though the area has become more commercialized over the years, visitors strolling the Royal Mile can still sense the Middle Ages amongst its surrounding architecture and ancient landscapes. This enchanting part of Scotland is divided into several holiday destinations but is generally made up of four distinct sections—Castlehill, Lawnmarket, High Street, and Canongate—each infused with its own distinct medieval charm.

  • Visit Edinburgh Castle, the birthplace of James VI of Scotland and Edinburgh's oldest castle that dates back over 1000 years.
  • Enjoy the Scotch Whisky Experience tour, which demonstrates to visitors the whisky-making process and includes an official tasting of Scotland’s national drink.
  • Admire a breathtaking panoramic view of Edinburgh atop Camera Obscura, one of the town’s most popular tourist attractions.

Couches available for rent in London, Manchester, and Glasgow can transport travellers efficiently to Edinburg. Visitors travelling by couch should get off at the St. Andrew Square station, which is only a 10-minute walk from the Royal Mile. Visitors travelling by train should get off at the Waverly Railway Station, located a mere 5-minute walk from the Scottish thoroughfare. Regular shuttle buses are available at the Edinburg airport for quick, convenient transport to the Waverly Station. The 1, 6, 34, and 35 bus lines also regularly serve the Royal Mile vicinity.

Hotels in Royal Mile

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From US$36

1 Haggis Hostel

4 stars
Not yet reviewed

5West Register Street Map

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Haggis Hostel is a strategic base for travellers and backpackers in the heritage-rich Scotland capital looking for centrally located and cosy spaces without the hefty price tag. Set close to... More

From US$79

2 The Inn Place

4 stars
4.1 / 5 9 reviews

20-30 Cockburn Street Map

Stay 5 nights save 25%

With tasteful units strategically set a stone's throw away from major attractions, The Inn Place makes for a suitable starting point for exploring the heritage-rich Scotland capital. This Edinburgh... More

Would book again
Great hotel for the price. It fully met our expectations. The free internet worked really well, the bed was clean and very confortable. The room offered teas. The tea cups was not cleaned properly,...
7 Jan 2016
From US$72

3 Grassmarket Hotel

3 stars
4.4 / 5 15 reviews

94-96 Grassmarket Map

Stay 3 nights and Save 10%

The Grassmarket Hotel is excellently situated for those wishing to enjoy a city break. The Grassmarket area of the city, named after an ancient market place, is as bustling as ever with its pubs,... More

Perfect weekend away
I went to Edinburgh for the first time with my partner and could only afford grass market hotel for good location and reputation. And if was even better than expected, everybody was so friendly,...
23 Dec 2015
From US$77

4 Stay Edinburgh City Apartments - Royal Mile

4 stars
4.3 / 5 8 reviews

217 High Street Map

Stay 10 and SAVE

Whether in Edinburgh for business or for leisure, discerning travellers find an ideal base in the top-notch facilities, elegant spaces and quality services of Stay Edinburgh City Serviced... More

Awesome trip
The hotel was located right on the Royal Mile and it was conveniently near all the tourist attractions. However,the hotel is located above several pubs so the noise level at night might be a...
23 Dec 2015
From US$114

5 Apex Grassmarket Hotel -formerly Apex International Hotel

4 stars
4.4 / 5 37 reviews

31-35 Grassmarket Map

FREE WiFi

Situated in the centre of the old city with views over Edinburgh Castle, Apex Grassmarket Hotel- formerly Apex International Hotel makes for an ideal base for travellers in Edinburgh. The Camera... More

Not bad...not bad at all
The location of the hotel was great within walking diatance to the castle, royal mile and Hollyrood House. Reception staff very helpfull and polite. Only negative for me was the pillows were very...
15 Oct 2015
From US$60

6 Jurys Inn Edinburgh

4 stars
4.0 / 5 13 reviews

43 Jeffrey Street Map

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Positioned just off the famous Royal Mile and providing comfortable and high quality accommodations, Jurys Inn Edinburgh makes for an ideal place for travellers in a vibrant vacation in this part... More

Great view from the room. Big Room. Friendly staff.
The view from my room was great. Breakfast was rich and the staff was very helpful in anyway. Staff at reception and housekeeping was very professional and kind. The room was big and warm. In the...
29 Dec 2015
From US$72

7 Ballantrae Hotel

3 stars
4.0 / 5 1 reviews

8-12 York Place Map

FREE WiFi included

Whether in Edinburgh for a business trip or a much-awaited vacation, travellers find an ideal base in the centrally located, well-equipped and inviting accommodations of Ballantrae Hotel Edinburgh.... More

GREAT VALUE FOR MONEY
The hotel was good, clean which it's so important to us, and the all the staff couldn't do enough for you. Staff was great!!1
14 Feb 2015
From US$72

8 Stay Central Hotel

3 stars
3.6 / 5 14 reviews

139 Cowgate Map

Stay 5 nights Save 15%

Stay Central Hotel is situated in an area known as Cowgate in the busy centre of this vibrant capital city. The National Museum of Scotland and the Edinburgh Festival Hall are in the close... More

Perfect rooms with untraditional decor
Fancy rooms for both business and pleasure visits including a very warm welcome at arrival.
5 May 2015
From US$128

9 Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh

4 stars
4.4 / 5 11 reviews

80 High Street, The Royal Mile Map

Save 30% On your Stay

Boasting luxurious accommodation and cordial hospitality, the Radisson Blu Hotel Edinburgh is an excellent venue for leisure and business travellers. GeneralWith conference and banquet rooms that... More

Fab trip with friends!
Perfect location for everything. Very funny, very charming concierge in kilt, checked us in and we got upgraded. This impressed and amused our American friend to no end. All staff were very...
24 Sep 2015
From US$127

10 Apex Waterloo Place Hotel and Spa

4 stars
4.7 / 5 53 reviews

23-27 Waterloo Place Map

FREE WiFi

Apex Waterloo Place Hotel and Spa enjoys a prestigious location at the east end of Princes Street, just minutes from both transport links and city amenities. The recently opened luxury... More

Awesome Hotel
I have now stayed at this hotel 3 times as it is just perfect. Huge rooms, great location and very attentive staff. And the rubber ducks in the bathroom!
19 Dec 2015
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