What is Edinburgh Famous/Known For?
10The Royal Mile
Preparing for a trip to Edinburgh? If you are preparing a getaway to the Scottish capital and want to know the essentials without giving up those less typical corners, this guide is for you. We’ll show you 10 things Edinburgh is famous for. Forget the traditional guides and get ready to fully explore the magical Scottish capital! The Old Town is Edinburgh’s most famous neighborhood, and the Royal Mile is its backbone, a crowded avenue of museums, souvenir shops, street performers, pubs and more. The most characteristic parts of it are the dozens of narrow alleys that make their way between historic buildings. Strolling through the Royal Mile and its alleys from the Castle, on the west end, to the Palace of Holyrood, in the east, is something you have to do no matter what in the Scottish capital. But it is also the most touristic avenue in the city, so be prepared to encounter huge crowds. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!