Sunday, February 7, 2016

Sunday Travel Photo #70: The Royal Mile


The Royal Mile

Overview of The Royal Mile, Scotland

The Royal Mile is the historical place of Scotland. The name is given by W M Gilbert's based on his popular guidebook Edinburgh in the 19th Century. The Royal Mile is about one Scots mile long and it consists the streets of Castlehill, the High Street, the Lawn market and Abbey Strand. The Royal Mile goes between two important places in  the history of Scotland, the Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace. Royal Mile is the most popular tourist street in Scotland.


Top Attractions

Writers Museum
Edinburgh is a City of Literature and it is the first city acknowledged by UNESCO for that  particular reason. Writers Museum is located in Edinburgh City. The Museum is enriched by the works and dedication of many well known literates of Scotland. It is full of Portraits, large collection of manuscript, a collection of individual exhibits, including Robert Louis Stevenson’s riding boots, Robert Burns' writing desk, along with a plaster cast of Robert Burns’ skull.

Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Castle is one of the famous tourist places in Scotland. James VI of Scotland who later became a king of England born here. In the middle age, it became the main castle in Scotland. The palace includes a 12th century old chapel and the Great Hall, was finished in 1511. Edinburgh Castle is also the home the National War Museum of Scotland.

Museum of Childhood
If you are looking for a place to enjoy some  moments with your family Museum of Childhood is the right option. The adults can enjoy down the memory lane as well as the young people learn about the childhood of the children of the past. There a range of amazing toys and games available for the children. A Puppet theater and a dressing up spot are also right there for the tourist.

St Giles' Cathedral
The St Giles' Cathedral was built at the beginning of the 12th century. From 1559, John Knox Served here as a minister until 1572  when he guided the reformation in Edinburgh. It has a significant collection of stained glass windows. The amazing Thistle Chapel, which was finished in 1911, is famous for its decorative wooden carving and the angels playing bagpipes.

Museum of Edinburgh
You can see a large number of artifacts varying from glassware and silverware in the Museum of Edinburgh. You can also enjoy the  Greyfriars Bobby’s Bowl and the collar.


How to get to The Royal Mile, Scotland

You can visit The Royal Mile by road, the air and railway. You can choose  National express or Scottish Citylink  bus services to visit The Royal Mile. If you want to travel by train you can choose Scotrail, East Coast rail service or Virgin Trains. You can also travel by the air from Edinburgh airport.
  

"All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware." -Martin Bubler

18 comments:

  1. Royal Mile is a very popular and historical place of Scotland. It is around 19th Century oldest. There have a some history. And it’s traveling system is very safe because it’s way is air, road and railway. And so I need to visit here very soon.

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  2. Love Edinburgh and it's great pubs. This is one of the best of them. Grand and elegant with friendly staff and a great atmosphere. Selection and choice of beer is great and staff were very knowledgable about the beers on offer. Didn't try the foods but the menu did look very appertising. Highly recommended.

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  3. Good find in a great location. Inexpensive lunch specials. Great food and beer. They seemed pretty busy with a lot of locals. Would recommend!

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  4. Nice pub in the very centre of Edinburgh. Nice food, good wine. Really warm, vibrant atmosphere. Really friendly staff.

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  5. Nice location of it on Scotland. Royal Mile is one of them. It was a Castel of National War Museum. Now it is veritable place for us. It can remember us on his own history. Very nice place.

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  6. Thanks for your suggest. I will have it on mind!!!

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  7. Nice place of Scotland. It is historical, memorials and museum. great discribtion for new visitor.

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  8. Awesome just awesome aria of Royal Mile. It is oldest and historical place. And it’s traveling system is very safe because it’s way is air, road and railway. Nice to visit here.

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  9. Royal Mile is a top rated place of Scotland. It is one of very nice aria. Scotland is also beautiful country. I think everywhere is visit aria because where I see it is looking awesome. I love this Scotland.

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  10. The Castle Esplanade was laid out as a parade ground, in 1753, using spoil from the building of the Royal Exchange. It was formalized in 1816 when it was widened and provided with decorative railings and walls. It is now visitable aria now every year lot of people is visit on here.

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  11. which was finished in 1911, is famous for its decorative wooden carving and the angels playing bagpipes.

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  12. I love the Royal Mile. Scotland is one my favorite!

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  13. The Royal Mile has won many awards; “Best New Bar in Des Moines”

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  14. This is an architectural wonderful masterpiece. Looks like am watching a movie.

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  15. Just curious to know why such a place would receive so many awards.....for what specific reason?

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  17. This building is really old...over a century...cant believe that...finished in 1511

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  18. Anonymous7/25/2016

    There are so many nice places like this in Spain. Why not take a tour to spain and see for yourself.

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