My Favourite History Place: Edinburgh's Royal Mile

Historian feature

By Maggie Wilson, published 11th May 2018

Maggie Wilson whets our appetite for exploration of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile.

Edinburgh’s Royal Mile runs between the Castle and Holyrood Palace. In addition to these and other well-known sites such as St Giles Cathedral, John Knox’s house, the Canongate Tolbooth and Canongate Kirk, and stories of Deacon Brodie, David Hume, James Boswell, Robert Burns and, obviously, Mary Queen of Scots, are hundreds of other less-visited gems. There must be more history along the Royal Mile than any other street of similar length...

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