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“Overpriced area”
Review of Royal Mile

Royal Mile
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US$20.51*
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Edinburgh Harry Potter Walking Tour
Ranked #6 of 443 things to do in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Stretch of road connecting Edinburgh Castle with Holyrood Palace, the Queen's residence in Scotland.
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Massively overpriced area aimed at tourists. Clearly the shop just con the tourists with cheap tat and sell junk claiming it’s Scottish.

Best going away from royal mile for better prices.

Beggers every street corner also

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An expensive place to shop, but nothing utterly outrageous. Fun to meander down the road but you can buy just about everything from Amazon much cheaper

Thank Bill_scarborough
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Royal Mile is worth a visit. You can walk up to the castle at the top. The camera obscura is well worth a visit too. There are plenty of souvenir shops selling cashmere, whiskey and shortbread. The ice cream van in the castle grounds sells the most delicious ice cream! There is also a number of pubs/restaurants as well.

2  Thank Sarah P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Can't go to Edinburgh without seeing it but shops all sold the same things for the same high prices. Not really worth much time there for me.

Thank Caitlin G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Be prepared for crowds but while shopping look off to the side streets and churches to gain a further appreciation for Scottish history. If you do that you will see many jewels to discover.

Thank Brian B
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