The Royal Mile

Street names

The Royal Mile runs from Edinburgh Castle on top of Castle Hill, down the ridge to Holyrood Palace, about a mile to the east.  

The street has several names.  They are, travelling down the hill from the castle:

-  Castle Hill   -   A narrow street, from the Castle Esplanade past the Camera Obscura to the mini-roundabout at West Bow

-  Lawnmarket - Continuing down the hill past George IV Bridge.

-  High Street  -  From St Giles Cathedral and past North & South Bridge

-  Canongate  -  Through the old borough of Canongate past Canongate Tolbooth.

 

The Royal Mile

Castle Hill

Engraving from 'Old & New Edinburgh'  -  Castle Hill

Lawnmarket

Engraving from 'Old & New Edinburgh'  -  Gladstone's Land

High Street

Engraving from 'Old & New Edinburgh'  -  Allan Ramsay's House in the Royal Mile

John Knox House

Photograph from View Album of Edinburgh & District, published by Patrick Thomson around 1900  -  John Knox House

Canongate

Engraving in 'Old & New Edinburgh  -  The Canongate Tolbooth

6 Views

Postcard by Valentine  -  Six views of the Royal Mile, Edinburgh.

Maps

Edinburgh Castle to Holyrood Palace

William J Hay  -  Small leaflet  -  Royal Mile Map

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WEST: Edinburgh Castle to Netherbow

Edinburgh Old Town  -  Extract from a Bartholemew Map, 1891   -  Royal Mile (west)

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EAST: Netherbow to Holyrood Palace

Edinburgh Old Town  -  Extract from a Bartholemew Map, 1891  -  Royal Mile (east)

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Panoramic Photo

The Royal Mile  -  360 degree panoramic view from the junction with Bank Street and George IV Bridge

The Royal Mile  -  360 degree panoramic view from the junction with Bank Street and George IV Bridge

Royal Mile Panorama, stretched vertically using Photoshop  -  Photos taken 2007

 

 

Full Index

Views of Edinburgh

Princes Street views:
 Looking E         Looking W         Looking N + NE        Looking S

from Calton Hill        Preparing for the Trams        Princes Street Gardens

Other street views:
 Grassmarket         George Street          High Street        High Street closes        Leith Street
Lothian Road       North Bridge       Saint James Sq       
Waverley Bridge       More Streets

 

 

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