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The Royal Mile

The Royal Mile, as its name indicates is the length between the two Royal buildings in the city, Edinburgh Castle and Palate Holyrood. The Royal Mile is comprised of a succession of streets including Castle Esplanade, Castle Hill, Lawn Market, High Street, Canongate and Abbey Strand. The stretch from the two Royal Buildings forms the main tourist area in Edinburgh's 'Old Town'.

The Royal Mile also tells a story of the cities history; from the tradition of spitting in the heart shaped mosaic at the Heart of Midlothian as the Tollbooth prisoners did in years gone by, to the brass studs in the road marking the remains of the Old Netherbow at Jeffery Street.

In August, the High Street on the Royal Mile comes alive with Tourists, buskers and entertainers enjoying the annual Edinburgh festival.