The Royal Mile
The Royal Mile is formed of the succession of streets that make up the Old Town of Edinburgh. The cobbled street is one mile in length and runs from Edinburgh Castle to the Palace of Holyrood. The Royal Mile is made up of a number of streets, mainly Castlehill, The Lawnmarket, The High Street, The Canongate and Abbey Strand.
The Royal Mile is one of the busiest streets in the City of Edinburgh, rivalled only by Princess Street shopping district in Edinburgh’s New Town. Located in the Royal Mile is a diverse mix of shops, restaurants, pubs and visitor attractions. During the Edinburgh Festival, the High Street becomes crowded with tourists, entertainers and buskers looking for the festival experience.