Edinburgh Royal Mile DIY Walking Tour

The Edinburgh Royal Mile DIY Walking Tour covers a distance of, yes, you guessed it, 1 mile (well, just over actually).

A simple 20 minute stroll.

However, factor in a journey time of at least 2-4 hours – as you should definitely visit Edinburgh Castle at the start, and the Palace of Holyroodhouse at the end (as well as a recommended visit to The Scotch Whisky Experience, along the way).

Plus, if you have also opted to stay at the Radisson Blu Edinburgh City Centre (also most-definitely recommended – as it is right on the Royal Mile), you can use your very own room for a well-earned pitstop.

Although in theory, the walk along the Royal Mile can be made in either direction, you should be aware that the Royal Mile is a actually a rather steep hill (with Edinburgh Castle at the top of the hill, and the Palace of Holyroodhouse at the bottom). So it really is best to start at Edinburgh Castle – and it’s all downhill from there.

See the Wheelchair Accessible Edinburgh guide, for details of wheelchair accessible visitor attractions, restaurants and hotels in Edinburgh.

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