Walking tour of Edinburgh’s Historic Royal Mile






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Enjoy a guided tour of the historic Royal Mile and visit St Giles’ Cathedral.
  • Enjoy a guided walk of the charming Royal Mile and see its old and new buildings

  • See John Knox House, Canongate Kirk, and the Scottish Parliament Building

  • Visit St Giles’ Cathedral with its famed crown steeple

  • Learn about old and new Edinburgh from an expert guide

Historic city

The Royal Mile is a 1-mile and 107 yards processional route that links Edinburgh Castle at the top to the Palace of Holyrood house at the bottom. Your guided walk along the cobblestoned streets of the Royal Mile will take you past various buildings both old and new. During the walk, enjoy a visit to the majestic St Giles’ Cathedral.

Practical information

Practical information: 

  • Language: English.

  • Remarks/requirements: Appropriate clothing for inclement weather and comfortable walking shoes. 

  • Walking information: Approximately 2 Km.  Terrain is paved, some cobbles and kerbs.  The Royal Mile is on a gentle incline.

  • Wheelchair accessible: No.