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The Royal Mile - Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
26 Nov — 27 Nov2
The Royal Mile - Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Cheapest month:January
Most expensive month:July
Average price in The Royal Mile:£138/night
Absolute cheapest price found:£8/night
Cheapest day:Thursday
Most expensive day:Saturday
£78 - £260
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£52 - £131
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Top Rated hotels near The Royal Mile

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Tigerlily
Tigerlily
9.0 Excellent
125 George Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.3 mi from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 

Conveniently located, Tigerlily offers easy access to Edinburgh's popular sightseeing areas. It is situated a short walk from Edinburgh Castle and St Andrew Square.

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Nira Caledonia
Nira Caledonia
8.7 Excellent
6-10 Gloucester Place, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.5 mi from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 

Ideally situated in Edinburgh, Nira Caledonia is within a 10-minute drive of Edinburgh Castle. It also provides free Wi-Fi, 24-hour room service and vip rooms.

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The Ben Doran Guest House
The Ben Doran Guest House
8.2 Excellent
11 Mayfield Gardens, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1.6 mi from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 

Located in Edinburgh, Ben Doran is an easy drive from Princes Street and provides free private parking on site. Those staying at the property can also take advantage of free wireless internet throughout their stay.

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Hotel du Vin & Bistro Edinburgh
Hotel du Vin & Bistro Edinburgh
8.9 Excellent
11 Bristo Place, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.5 mi from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 

Centrally located, Hotel Du Vin Edinburgh allows for easy access to Edinburgh's main sightseeing and retail areas. It offers 4-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

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Code Co-Living - The Loft - Edinburgh
Code Co-Living - The Loft - Edinburgh
9.0 Excellent
50 Rose Street North Lane, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.1 mi from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 

Centrally located, CoDE Pod Hostels - THE LoFT allows for easy access to Edinburgh's main sightseeing and retail areas. It also offers luggage storage, free Wi-Fi and an express check-in and check-out feature.

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94dr.
94dr.
9.6 Excellent
94 Dalkeith Road, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1.5 mi from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 

94dr provides modern 5-star accommodation in Edinburgh. Those staying at the property can also take advantage of complimentary Wi-Fi access during their stay.

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Stay Central
Stay Central
8.6 Excellent
139 Cowgate, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.3 mi from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 

Conveniently situated, Stay Central Hotel allows for easy access to Edinburgh's popular hot spots. It provides 3-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

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Rooms & Suites Picardy Place
Rooms & Suites Picardy Place
8.8 Excellent
12, Picardy Place, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.5 mi from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 

Rooms & Suites Picardy Place is situated conveniently in Edinburgh and is within a 10-minute walk of Edinburgh Bus Station. It is ideally located for guests wanting to sightsee in the area.

Cheapest hotels near The Royal Mile, Edinburgh

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Kick Ass Greyfriars (18+ hostel)
Kick Ass Greyfriars (18+ hostel)
8.4 Excellent
37-39 Cowgate, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.3 mi from city centre,  

Featuring an on-site bar, this central Edinburgh hostel is located just a short walk from Princes Street and St Giles Cathedral. It is close to the National Museum of Scotland, shops and nightlife options.

£10
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St Christopher's Edinburgh Original
St Christopher's Edinburgh Original
7.8 Good
9-13 Market Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.3 mi from city centre,  

The hostel provides themed accommodation in Edinburgh and is a short stroll from Edinburgh Bus Station. It is ideally located in the city centre.

£11
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Arran House- Campus Accommodation
Arran House- Campus Accommodation
7.0 Good
5 Drysdale Road, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1.0 mi from city centre,  

Strategically located in the heart of the city, this 4-star hotel makes for an ideal base in Edinburgh. It offers complimentary Wi-Fi, a 24-hour reception and luggage storage.

£11
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a&o Edinburgh City
a&o Edinburgh City
7.9 Good
50 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.5 mi from city centre,  

Featuring an on-site bar, this central Edinburgh hostel is situated just a short stroll from St Giles Cathedral and Royal Mile. It also offers a concierge, a rooftop terrace and an express check-in and check-out feature.

£11
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Castle Rock Hostel
Castle Rock Hostel
9.0 Excellent
15 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.3 mi from city centre,  

Conveniently located, Castle Rock Hostel - Adult Only offers easy access to Edinburgh's main sightseeing areas. Guests can also enjoy free internet access.

£13
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Code Co-Living - The Loft - Edinburgh
Code Co-Living - The Loft - Edinburgh
9.0 Excellent
50 Rose Street North Lane, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.1 mi from city centre,  

Centrally located, CoDE Pod Hostels - THE LoFT allows for easy access to Edinburgh's main sightseeing and retail areas. It also offers luggage storage, free Wi-Fi and an express check-in and check-out feature.

£16
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Ballantrae Hotel
Ballantrae Hotel
7.6 Good
8-12 York Place, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.3 mi from city centre,  

Located in the heart of Edinburgh, Ballantrae Hotel is a short walk from Edinburgh Bus Station, and just a few steps from nearby dining and nightlife options. The various amenities this cosy hotel has to offer include luggage storage, a ticket service and a 24-hour reception.

£16
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Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel
Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel
8.2 Excellent
9 Haddington Place, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.7 mi from city centre,  

Situated a brief drive from Royal Mile, Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel provides contemporary accommodation in Edinburgh. It is located in close proximity to a number of popular bars, clubs and restaurants.

£23
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Hotel prices near The Royal Mile

2 stars or below

£11 - £31

Cairn Hotel

No. 1 most popular

Cairn Hotel
8.2 Excellent
£31
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a&o Edinburgh City

Best value

£11
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3 stars

£11 - £69

ibis Edinburgh Centre South Bridge - Royal Mile
£32
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Mercure Edinburgh City Princes Street Hotel
£67
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St Christopher's Edinburgh Original
£11
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4 stars and up

£41 - £311

Intercontinental Edinburgh The George

No. 1 most popular

£151
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Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa, Edinburgh

No. 2 most popular

£151
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Edinburgh Grosvenor Hotel

Best value

£41
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Where to stay near The Royal Mile

About The Royal Mile

A journey along Edinburgh’s Royal Mile is doused in medieval charm, passing captivating townhouses, hidden haunts, ancient alleyways and celebrations of the city’s past. Running downhill from Edinburgh Castle to the Palace of Holyroodhouse through the heart of old Edinburgh, the Royal Mile is not one thoroughfare but a series of connected streets. A 16th century backbone of the city that delights in evoking the past, where traditional pubs occupy historic buildings and church chapels narrate a history of Scotland.

The Royal Mile is Scotland’s most famous walking route, as most of it has been pedestrianised. Coming from the castle, Castlehill winds past Assembly Hall and the Outlook Tower and Camera Obscura. Continuing downhill it swerves into Lawnmarket, where medieval merchant townhouses are now occupied by tourist shops and Dutch-style gables provide the iconic photo. Further down is High Street and the old Parliament House, an area full of pubs and the best-preserved architecture.

Heading towards the palace, the Royal Mile keeps descending, blending into Canongate and then Abbey Strand. Like Lawnmarket, these streets contain an eclectic mix of restaurants, buskers, pubs and townhouses that reveal Scotland’s regal past. They also have the largest collection of museums anywhere in the country. Perhaps the most interesting of all are the tiny side streets that jut out from the Royal Mile. Known as “closes”, these have an authenticity which can sometimes be obscured when there are thousands of tourists thronged outside shops selling tartan mugs and t-shirts. Edinburgh Waverley Train Station is just 100 metres away from the heart of Royal Mile and any bus service into Edinburgh Old Town will stop within walking distance of this famous Scottish attraction.

For a one-way walk, it’s well worth taking a bus to Edinburgh Castle and walking down. The Royal Mile is famously steep, rising 67 vertical metres as it heads to the entrance of the castle, where guards stamp their feet on the hour as they change position.

The Royal Mile travel FAQs

  • What are the best hotels near The Royal Mile?

    Intercontinental Edinburgh The George is a very popular hotel near The Royal Mile, with a score of 8.8 from 2,297 reviews. Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa, Edinburgh (8.8 from 2,300 reviews) and Leonardo Royal Edinburgh Haymarket (8.0 from 12,336 reviews) are also highly rated The Royal Mile hotels, based on recent feedback from HotelsCombined users.