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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 near Royal Mile

135 hotels near Royal Mile

1 The Place

4 stars
4.1 / 5 8 reviews

34-38 York Place Map

Whether in Edinburgh for a business trip or a much-awaited break, discerning travellers find it convenient to stay in the comfortable and ideally located accommodations of The Place Edinburgh.... More

2 The Royal Scots Club

3 stars
4.3 / 5 3 reviews

30 Abercromby Place Map

The Royal Scots Club Edinburgh Hotel combines the convenience of all the facilities and amenities offered by an elegant hotel with the comfort and cosiness of one's own home. GeneralThe conference... More

3 Castle View Guest House

3 stars
3.3 / 5

30 castle Street Map

Featuring comfortable accommodations within convenient distance from local recreation sites and vibrant must-see attractions, Castleview Guest House Edinburgh makes for an ideal base for discerning... More

4 Queens Guest House

4 stars
4.0 / 5 2 reviews

45 Queen Street Map

Housed in a restored Georgian building, Queens Guest House Edinburgh offers a suitable base with tasteful accommodations, gracious hospitality and central location in Edinburgh. This family-owned... More

5 Hotel Indigo EDINBURGH

4 stars
4.5 / 5 4 reviews

51-59 York Place Map

Vacationers exploring Edinburgh find convenient base in the deluxe boutique spaces of Hotel Indigo EDINBURGH placed in the heart of the Scotland capital. This chic hotel in this side of Great... More

6 Stay Edinburgh City Apartments - Royal Mile

4 stars
3.5 / 5 4 reviews

217 High Street Map

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

7 Holyrood Aparthotel

4 stars
4.8 / 5 15 reviews

1 Nether Bakehouse Close Map

The Holyrood Aparthotel Edinburgh comprises 41 fully serviced modern and stylish self-catering apartments in the city centre, right on the doorstep of historical attractions and designer shops.... More

8 Mercure Edinburgh City Princes Street Hotel

3 stars
3.8 / 5 14 reviews

53 Princess St Map

The Mercure Edinburgh Princes Street Hotel offers a perfect location right on the world famous Princes Street close to numerous attractions and shops. Major sights surrounding the hotel include the... More

Stylish, modern conveniences meet old-world charm at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Edinburgh City Centre. Set in the center of the city, this 1892 listed building offers a fantastic location within... More

10 Twelve Picardy Place

4 stars
4.5 / 5 2 reviews

12 Picardy Place Map

Featuring elegantly furnished accommodations and a chic restaurant set in the heart of the city, Twelve Picardy Place Edinburgh Hotel makes for an ideal haven for sophisticated travellers exploring... More