Places to see at Royal Mile Edinburgh

Edinburgh is one of the prettiest capital we have ever visited. As our flight landed at the Scottish capital we headed straight to the Scotland tourism center which is right near to the exit door of the airport, grabbed some maps and enquired about our commute to reach our hotel.

As we drove past the meadows and flower-laden charming houses peppered with the autumn colors, it was love at first sight.

I must say the Scottish are one of the friendliest people we have ever met, very helpful, warm and fabulous storyteller.

We had no plans, no fixed itinerary when we landed, the only thing we knew that we had to be back in London after 5 days and we wanted to fit in as much as possible in our 5 days trip in one of the fascinating countries of the world – SCOTLAND.

As Edinburgh being a perfect base to explore the highland and lowlands. We booked our stay at IBIS hotel close to the Royal Mile so that all the major attractions are within walking distance and it was very close to Waverley station too from where we had a train to London.

( Read: UK Countryside – In Photos )

Royal Mile is the famous and the historic street in the heart of the Edinburgh old town with Edinburgh Castle at one end and Holyrood Palace at the other, this medieval city is loaded with secrets, traditional Scottish pubs, houses bursting with charm and character.

The best way to explore Edinburgh is to follow your feet. The secrets and tales – the culture, crime, and politics of Scotland’s capital will leave you spellbound and will leave you marveling at the wonderful architecture.

The buildings in the Royal Mile were originally constructed of timber which was later replaced by buildings built out of stone.

Royal Mile has everything you are looking for – secret trails, underground vaults, traditional Scottish pubs, full kilt outfits on rent and whiskey tasting from all over the world.

Sample museums of all kinds or soak in the beautiful music played by the bagpipers wearing the traditional Scottish kilt.

Let us take you on a virtual trip as we stroll down the famous mile famed as ROYAL MILE.

1. A walk back in time


 2. Beautiful cobbled street


3. Historic city church – St Giles’ Cathedral


4. Streets full of musicians, kilt shops, cashmere scarf, traditional pubs and amazing Scottish people.


5. Castle hill looks straight out of Harry potter movie


6. Interesting doors and charming houses


7. At the world’s largest collection of Scotch Whiskies


 8. Mirror Tricks


9. Old medieval architectures


10. The happiness of strolling around the old town of Edinburgh.


Architecture, kilts, live music, haggis, secret tales, hidden alleyways, brick walls and the underground passage makes Edinburgh downright captivating.


Have you been to Edinburgh?


Special thanks to Scotland Tourism for all the support, we had an amazing time at Edinburgh.



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  • Reply
    December 9, 2014 at 7:38 am

    I spent all of August in Edinburgh this summer and grew to really love it. You’re right – it’s so walkable. I spent many a day wandering the streets in search of surprises. However, I was there during festival season so it was quite crowded, but all the more exciting. The only thing I didn’t love was the food! Did you have some good meals?

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      Tales of a Traveler
      December 11, 2014 at 6:44 pm

      We too thought food was ok, we mostly roam around royal mile, did not try any other option ….. but we loved Edinburgh and scottish people are so damn good looking 🙂

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    December 10, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    Beautiful place with such architectural marvels.

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    Maniparna Sengupta Majumder
    December 11, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    Wonderful photos and a nice account of the city… 🙂

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    December 12, 2014 at 3:31 am

    Great pictures! Love the Architecture.

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    December 12, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    Beautiful photos! Scotland is one of my dream destinations. 🙂

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    December 12, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    Looks so wow! Edinburgh and the entire countryside has always been on my bucket list. lovely pics 🙂

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    December 17, 2014 at 9:53 am

    Yes, we’ve been in Edinburgh last week. It’s really amazing, we saw everything what’s at your pictures :). You are right, tbest way to explore Edinburgh is by walking!

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    Mridula Dwivedi (@mridulad)
    December 23, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    Can you imagine I did Edinburgh as a day trip from Lancaster 😀 Lovely pictures.

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    December 29, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    Edinburgh !! My dream place..But till now didn’t get a chance to visit..:( So lucky man..Thanks for sharing the stunning pictures..Love it !!

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    Dedicated to People
    December 29, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    Edinburgh !! My dream place..But till now didn’t get a chance to visit..:( So lucky man..Thanks for sharing the stunning pictures..Love it !! come to

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    December 29, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    Edinburgh has such lovely architecture! I hope i get the opportunity to go some day!
    should be possible since I’m living in london. Maybe sooner than later 😀

    x, carina
    Running White Horses

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