A 'must see' in Edinburgh is the Royal Mile, a succession of
streets forming the main thoroughfare of Edinburgh's Old Town.
Fittingly, the Royal Mile is approximately one Scottish mile long,
running between two historic attractions; Edinburgh Castle at the
top of the Castle Rock and Holyrood Abbey. This is Edinburgh Old
Town's busiest tourist strip, rivalled only by Princes Street in
the New Town. The streets that make up the Royal Mile include
Castle Esplanade, Castlehill, Lawnmarket, High Street, Canongate
and Abbey Strand. The Hub, at the top end of the mile, plays host
to the Edinburgh International Festival, and holds integral
information on all the Edinburgh festivals. Its gothic spire, which
is the highest point in central Edinburgh, towers over the adjacent
castle and surrounding buildings. During the Festival the Royal
Mile coems alive with entertainers and visitors.
Address: Edinburgh Old Town