Edinburgh's Royal Mile :: Shared Description

The Royal Mile is a series of streets which runs through the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town. The term was first used descriptively in W M Gilbert's Edinburgh in the Nineteenth Century (1901), "...with its Castle and Palace and the royal mile between", and was further popularised as the title of a guidebook, published in 1920, From the Castle to Holyrood - "The Royal Mile" by R T Skinner.

The Royal Mile, connects the magnificent Edinburgh Castle, perched high on a base of volcanic rock, with the splendorous Palace of Holyrood, resting in the shadow of Arthur's Seat. From the Castle gates to the Palace gates the street is almost exactly a mile, hence its name. The streets which make up the Royal Mile are (west to east) Castlehill, the Lawnmarket, the High Street, the Canongate and Abbey Strand.
by David Dixon
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NT2573 : Edinburgh High Street at Festival Time by David Dixon
NT2573 : Edinburgh Fringe, Lower Stage on High Street by David Dixon
NT2573 : Deacon Brodies Tavern by David Dixon
NT2673 : Holyrood Palace by David Dixon
NT2573 : St Giles Cathedral by David Dixon
NT2573 : St Giles Cathedral by David Dixon
NT2673 : Holyrood Palace by David Dixon
NT2573 : Lawnmarket by David Dixon
NT2573 : The Royal Mile, High Street by David Dixon
NT2573 : Crowds on Lawnmarket by David Dixon
NT2573 : Edinburgh Fringe, Upper Stage on High Street by David Dixon
NT2573 : The Royal Mile, High Street outside St Giles' Cathedral by David Dixon


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Created: Fri, 9 Aug 2019, Updated: Fri, 9 Aug 2019

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