Royal Mile Guide | All About 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
Edinburgh Royal Mile Castlehill is a short street of about 150 m from Edinburgh Castle to the Lawnmarket. Edinburgh Royal Mile Lawnmarket is also about 100 m with shops on both sides and accommodation right in the heart of the old town. The Lawnmarket is joined to the High Street Edinburgh Royal Mile which is the largest of the streets of about 500 m with shops restaurants, cafes, attractions, museums, pubs and accommodation its like a town on its own as it was in the 16th century with over 40,000 residents. Half way down the Edinburgh Royal Mile High Street it is intersected by the North and South Bridge more shops hotels restaurants.
Edinburgh The Worlds End in the Royal Mile
The foot of the High Street was the end of Edinburgh where you will find the World’s End Bar and where the Nether Bow gate stood as entry to 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.