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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$112

1 The Inn Place

4 stars
4.3 / 5 3 reviews

20-30 Cockburn Street Map

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Located in one of Edinburgh's finest old streets right in the centre of this beautiful city, The Inn Place boasts 27 newly built bedrooms. Some have spectacular views of the city and the olde... More

fringe festival
this was an awesome place to stay for the fringe. Everything is modern and clean. It's on a small street with a good amount of restaurants to choose from. Best of all, it's tucked behind the royal...
19 Aug 2015
From US$163

2 Apex Waterloo Place Hotel and Spa

4 stars
4.7 / 5 50 reviews

23-27 Waterloo Place Map

FREE WiFi

The Apex Waterloo Place Hotel Edinburgh 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

very nice
the hotel was very clean staff all very helpful location was brilliant . On the mines their was no view just the air con. It was not a big problem as we where just sleeping their. Yes it is a...
23 Aug 2015
From US$44

3 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$117

4 Ballantrae Albany Hotel

4 stars
3.6 / 5 12 reviews

37 - 49 Albany Street Map

FREE WiFi included

Ballantrae Albany Hotel Edinburgh is a classic retreat equipped with modern comforts set centrally in this heritage-rich and vibrant Scotland capital. Ideal for a short visit or long-term stay,... More

Great hotel
Me and my partner loved hotel, good location and great sized room, will definately book hotel again
7 Jan 2015
From US$145

5 Macdonald Holyrood Hotel

4 stars
4.3 / 5 15 reviews

81 Holyrood Road Edinburgh Map

A quite haven, yet just a stone's throw from Edinburgh's bustling old city centre, the Macdonald Holyrood Hotel Edinburgh provides ideal accommodation for those on vacation as well as business.... More

From US$134

6 Jurys Inn Edinburgh

4 stars
4.0 / 5 9 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

Nice visit to Edinburgh
Well located hotel near all Edinburgh attractions. Helpful staff.
21 Jun 2015
From US$138

7 Apex International

4 stars
4.4 / 5 35 reviews

31-35 Grassmarket Map

FREE WiFi

Situated in the centre of the old city with views over Edinburgh Castle, the Apex International Hotel Edinburgh is the perfect place for a city break. The Camera Obscura & World of Illusions is... More

Excellent location in Edinburgh
Nice hotel with friendly personell, centrally placed in the old town of Edinburgh. Excellent full scottish breakfast
4 Mar 2015
From US$66

8 Edinburgh First

3 stars
3.9 / 5 10 reviews

18 Holyrood Park Road Map

Hotel Edinburgh First provides budget-friendly bed and breakfast accommodations suitable for leisure travelers or corporate visitors visiting the Scottish capital. From this Edinburgh property,... More

great place to stay on a budget
Good value accommodation. Nice breakfast. A bit far from the city but still within easy reach by bus or taxi.
24 Aug 2015
From US$231

9 The Scotsman Hotel

5 stars
4.5 / 5 32 reviews

20 North Bridge Map

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The Scotsman Hotel Edinburgh is an ideal base for exploring the city's cultural, historical and renowned shopping facilities. Places of interest including the National Portrait Gallery of Scotland,... More

weekend break
Very friendly staff. Good location for train station. Clean tidy room.
1 May 2015
From US$112

10 Royal British Hotel

3 stars
4.0 / 5 33 reviews

20 Princess Street Map

New look Interior for 2014

Occupying a prime position on one of the city's most famous streets - Princes Street - the majestic Royal British Hotel Edinburgh is perfectly situated for exploring Scotland's vibrant capital.... More

The perfect stay
The staff couldn't be nicer or more helpful and the location is perfect. It's the second time I was there and I hope to return again this summer
3 Jan 2015
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