The Royal Mile


Having researched The Royal Mile in Edinburgh, Scotland before my trip, and checked out some photos of it, I have to say it’s even more beautiful in person!  It stretches from the Edinburgh Castle to the Palace of Holyroodhouse, hence the name.  A little known fact, at least to those who don’t live in Scotland, it’s actually a bit longer (.12) than a normal mile, because it’s a Scot’s mile.  After spending four nights in Dublin, my friend and I flew on Ryan Air to Edinburgh to explore for four days.  The architecture can only be described as being Grand and the City is filled with so much history!  Compared to Dublin, the City of Edinburgh is much hillier and to me more interesting.

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I reserved an Airbnb, located within 15 minutes walking distance from The Royal Mile, and was very pleased with the Apartment.  It’s a three-bedroom and we had to share it with other people.  The first couple that stayed for one night of our stay weren’t very friendly, but the next couple were very talkative and nice.  Cute living/dining/kitchen area…

DSC_6809Breakfast was included with the rental and the owners made sure to keep it stocked with yogurt, cereal, milk, fruit, bread, etc.

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Here’s my friend Teresa taking a photo of her bedroom…

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which looks just like my bedroom…

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The weather was overcast much of the time, and rained for part of one day, and drizzled a bit another day, but nice the remainder.  The umbrellas are nice for photographing!

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I run into one of these guys that seem to be hovering in mid-air in most European cities.

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This photo is for the car lovers out there…

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There’s something about a man in a kilt and with bag-pipes!

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Check back in tomorrow for our visit to the magnificent Edinburgh Castle!

21 thoughts on “The Royal Mile

  1. Oh nice! I take a sort of perverse pleasure that you were able to enjoy Edinburgh in the rain. Edinburgh, I’ve always said, is the reason that roofs were invented. I think it’s true to say it’s rained every time I’ve been there, so far!

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