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Royal Mile Map

The Castle


The Royal Mile is actually 1 mile and 107 yards in length made up of five streets that link the Castle at the top to Holyrood Palace at the bottom.

CastleHill takes it's name from the hill leading to the Castle.

The streets of the Lawnmarket were a large open-air market place with stalls selling linen and locally grown farm produce.

The High Street was originally called " Vai Regius" which translated means Way of the King. The High Street was built by King James VI

Up until 1856 The Canongate was an indepentent burough separated from Edinburgh and the rest of the Royal Mile by the Netherbow gate and the Old City Wall.

Abbey Strand is the small street leading upto the Palace Gates flanked by the The Abbey Sanctuary and the Courthouse.

Horse Wynd was where the Royal Coaches, departing form White Horse Close would make there way South to London. The journey would take approximately four days.

Castlehill
The Lawnmarket
The High Street
The Canongate
Abbey Strand
HorseWynd
Holyrood Palace


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