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Virtual Tour of The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, Scotland
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Lois Ronberg says:
"Set plenty of time aside to walk down the Royal Mile in Edinbugh because it is a tourist mecca in a popular part of Scotland. We set out from the dominant Edinburgh Castle, leaving the esplanade for shopping and exploring the many shops, museums and historic points down to the bottom where you see Holyrood Palace and nowadays you’ll view the Scottish Parliament buildings. We called in to the Museum of Childhood which was over several floors and drew hundreds of oohs and aahhs as we reminisced about things large and small we recognised from out childhood. On the Hop on Hop Off bus the host pointed out a small statue but it has remained large in my memory - that is the Greyfriars Bobby dog statue which reminds us that this little Skye terrier guarded his owners grave for 14 years until he himself died in 1872. With so many fantastic, huge buildings and other tourist attractions centred around the Royal Mile it is unusual that the little statue should move me so much. The Royal Mile is not just the main street you stroll down but several side streets, on the hill, which you will need a map for to guide you to the tourist attractions which appeal to you. There really is dozens of things to see and do there. Just to whet the appetite, how about seeking out the Tartan Weaving Mill, Whiskey Heritage Centre, Brass Rubbing Centre, 3D Loch Ness Experience, The Museum of Edinburgh, Scottish Storytelling Centre, St Giles Cathedral or Queen Mary’s Bath house. Call in to the Holyrood Information Centre if you need some help but whatever you do, don't rush your visit here. Ensure you're well prepared for a busy Edinburgh schedule if you want to experience the best of the Royal Mile."
 
bigash3@hotmail.co.uk says:
"not a particularly friendly looking place, its quite bare and needs a lot more work!"
 
James Lee says:
"The Royal Mile is probably one of the most famous roads names in Scotland although it's actually several different roads running down through the Old Town from Edinburgh Castle."
 

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