The Royal Mile

Eating, drinking and shopping on the Royal Mile

Most shops on the Royal Mile are specialized and many are family-owned. You can buy virtually anything on the Royal Mile: whiskies, tartan and kilts, knitwear, Scottish gifts, bagpipes, antiques, old-fashioned candy and traditional fudge, Celtic jeweler, Scottish music, books, art and prints.

Getting to Edinburgh by Bus

Megabus/Scottish Citylink bus tickets to Edinburgh from £1. Travel from Glasgow, Aberdeen, Inverness, Dundee, Perth and more.

There are also exchange offices, ticket office for the Edinburgh Festival and it's also the place where most bus tours leave from. Most ghost and history walking tour companies have their offices on or near the Royal Mile and there is also a bicycles hire shop.

There are numerous pubs, restaurants and coffee shops on the Royal Mile. You can sit both inside and outside when the weather is nice.

Places that stand out on the Royal Mile


  • Royal Mile Whiskies
  • James Pringle Weavers
  • The Cigar Box
  • Nutcracker Christmas Shop
  • The Edinburgh Bear Co.
  • Fudge Kitchen
  • Ragamuffin
  • Plaisur Du Chocolat
  • Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe

Pubs, eating places

  • The Witchery
  • Deacon Brodie's Tavern
  • The Mitre
  • Clever Dicks
  • The Hub

Bus Tours

  • Rabbie's Trail Burners
  • Timberbush
  • Haggis Backpackers
  • Scotline Tours

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