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Royal Mile Edinburgh 

Castlehill, Lawnmarket, High Street, Canongate, Abbey Strand, Horse Wynd


Edinburgh Royal Mile 

Edinburgh Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle are the most famous place in the world with over 2 million visitors a year. Royal Mile is the name for 6 streets that links Edinburgh Castle with the Palace Holyrood House. Edinburgh Castle is where it all began.


The Six Parts to Royal Mile Edinburgh

 From the Edinburgh Castle a short street Castlehill joins the Lawnmarket, which joins to the High Street which is the largest of the streets of about 500 m. with shops restaurants, cafes, attractions, museums, pubs and places to stay its like a town on its own as it was in the 16th century with over 40,000 residents. 

Edinburgh Castle Esplanade
High Street from Lawnmarket to the end of old Edinburgh at St Mary's Street where you will find the World’s End Bar and where the Nether Bow gate stood as entry to Edinburgh.
Castlehill Royal Mile Edinburgh s a short street of about 150 m from Edinburgh Castle to the Lawnmarket.
Lawnmarket Royal Mile Edinburgh
Palace of Holyrood House Abbey Strand Edinburgh
Horse Wynd Royal Mile Edinburgh
View Arthur Seat and Salisbury Crags Queens Park Edinburgh

The Worlds End Edinburgh

Beyond the High Street is the Edinburgh Royal Mile Canongate more shops restaurants, pubs and attractions, museums and the Canongate Kirk where the Queen goes to church when staying at the Palace of Holyrood House here main residence in Edinburgh. Abbey Strand and Horse Wynd are where the Palace of Holyrood House stands  with the Scottish Parliament building in Horse Wynd and access to Arthur Seat you have walked the Royal Mile.

 Places to See

The Royal Mile

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle Esplanade 

Castlehill Royal Mile Edinburgh 


Castlehill (Northside) Royal Mile 

Ramsay Lane

Ramsay Garden

Skinner's Close

Semple's Close

Jollie's Close


Castlehill (Southside) Royal Mile 

Castle wynd North

Cannonball House Close

Boswell's Court


Lawnmarket Royal Mile Edinburgh 


Lawnmarket (Northside) Royal Mile  

Milne's Close 

Milne's Court

 Jame's Court

(west entry) (Mid Entry) (East Entry)

Lady Stair's Close

Makars' Court

Wardrop's Close

Lawnmarket (Southside) Royal Mile 

Upper Bow

Johnston's Close

Riddle's Close

Fisher's Close

Brodie's Close

Buchanan's Close


High Street Royal Mile Edinburgh


High Street West (Southside)

Royal Mile Edinburgh


West Parliament Square Royal Mile 

Parliament Square Royal Mile 

Steil’s Close | Barrie’s Close

Old Fishmarket Close Royal Mile 

Borthwick’s Close Royal Mile 

Old Assembly Close Royal Mile 

Covenant Close Royal Mile 

Burnet’s Close Royal Mile 

Bell’s Wynd Royal Mile 

New Assembly Close Royal Mile

Stevenlaw’s Close Royal Mile 

Blair Street Royal Mile 

Hunter Square Royal Mile 

Marlin’s Wynd Royal Mile (Demolished)

High Street East (Southside)

Royal Mile Edinburgh


Niddry Street

Dickson’s Close Royal Mile 

Cant’s Close Royal Mile 

Melrose Close Royal Mile 

Blackfriars (Wynd) Street

Toddrick’s Wynd Royal Mile 

South Gray’s Close Royal Mile 

Hyndford’s Close Royal Mile 

Fountain Close Royal Mile 

Tweeddale Court Royal Mile 

World’s End Close Royal Mile 


High Street West (Northside)

Royal Mile Edinburgh


Byer's Close Royal Mile 

Advocate’s Close Royal Mile 

Roxburgh Close Royal Mile 

Warriston’s Close Royal Mile

Writer’s Court Royal Mile

Mary King’s Close Royal Mile 

Allan’s Close Royal Mile 

Craig’s Close Royal Mile 

Anchor Close Royal Mile 

Geddes Entry Royal Mile

North Foulis Close Royal Mile 

Old Stamp Office Close Royal Mile 

Lyon’s Close Royal Mile 

Jackson’s Close Royal Mile 

Fleshmarket Close Royal Mile

 High Street East (Northside)

Royal Mile Edinburgh


Carrubber’s Close Royal Mile

Bishop’s Close Royal Mile 

North Gray’s Close Royal Mile 

Morrison’s Close Royal Mile 

Bailie Fyfe’s Close Royal Mile

Paisley Close Royal Mile 

Chalmer’s Close Royal Mile 

Monteith’s Close Royal Mile 

Trunk’s Close Royal Mile 

Hope’s Court Royal Mile 

Baron Maule’s Close Royal Mile 


Canongate Kirk

Royal Mile Edinburgh


Canongate (Southside)

Royal Mile Edinburgh 


Gullan’s Close Royal Mile 

Gibb’s Close Royal Mile 

Pirrie’s Close Royal Mile 

Chessel’s Court Royal Mile 

Weir’s Close Royal Mile 

Old Playhouse Close Royal Mile 

St John’s Pend Canongate Royal Mile 

Sugarhouse Close Royal Mile 

Bakehouse Close Royal Mile 

Wilson’s Court Royal Mile 

Cooper’s Close Royal Mile 

Crichton’s Close Royal Mile 

Bull’s Close Royal Mile 

Reid’s Close Royal Mile 

Vallence’s Entry Royal Mile 

Canongate (Northside) 

Royal Mile Edinburgh


Mid common Close Royal Mile 

Sibbald Walk Royal Mile 

Gladstone’s Court Royal Mile 

Old Tolbooth Wynd Royal Mile 

Dunbar’s Close Royal Mile 

Panmure Close Royal Mile 

Lochend Close Royal Mile 

Reid’s Court Royal Mile 

Campbell’s Close Royal Mile

Brown’s Close Royal Mile 

Forsyth’s Close Royal Mile 

Galloway’s Entry Royal Mile 

White Horse Close Royal Mile 

Abbey Strand

Royal Mile Edinburgh


Horse Wynd

Royal Mile Edinburgh

Arthur Seat

Queen’s Park Edinburgh

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