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    The Royal Mile is the name given to a succession of streets which constitutes the primary thoroughfare between the Edinburgh Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Old Town Edinburgh. Interestingly the length of the royal mile is about 1.81 km which is approximately one Scotts mile long; it is longer than the English mile but hasn’t been used for measurements since the 18th century. Geographically royal mile starts at the plug of an extinct volcano where the Edinburgh castle sits and goes downhill on a gentle crag and tail formation which was created when the glacial ice melted during the last ice age. The royal mile is made up of six distinct areas and their respective main streets. Starting at the top (west) the thoroughfare goes downhill where the streets Castlehill, Lawnmarket, High Street and Canongate form the royal mile in that order.
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    The palace of holyroodhouse is the official residence of the monarch and has housed many generations of the royal family. However the lavish palace as we see it today is not what it started out to be and has seen its share of transformations over the centuries. Interestingly the palace started out not as a royal place but as an abbey which can still be seen today as part of the palace grounds. According to the legends, in 1128 AD, David I established a monastery for the Augustinian order and the name ‘holy rood’ means ‘holy cross’. Originally the name Holyroodhouse belonged to the guest house maintained by the Abbot of Holyrood. The construction of a new residence beside the abbey was started in 1501 by James IV for himself and his new queen Margaret Tudor.
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    Inspiring visitors and locals for the past few decades, Calton Hill has today evolved into a major hub. Famous for panoramic views, if you are a landscape photography buff, then Calton Hill Edinburgh is the place to be. The hill has a small village which not only has a rich history but is also intrinsic to the region. Situated at the bottom of Carlton Ravine to the west of the hill, its earlier name was Craigend. As it fell on the road from Leith Wynd, it is also sometimes called the Western Road to Leith.
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    About Edinburgh

    The capital of Scotland, Edinburgh has a history of nearly 700 years. The old architecture all around and the rich Scottish flavor make this one of the UK's cities which are well worth seeing. The bustling shopping streets, old and new museums, the alluring experience of whiskey, and the Elephant Café where the Harry Potter stories were born make visitors fall in love instantly with the simple elegance of this art suffused city.

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    Edinburgh Transportation

    Edinburgh Airport connects it to the domestic flights within the UK and the other cities in Europe. From the airport, you can take the shuttle bus, and the journey is around 30 minutes. Alternatively there is the tram, which you can take to Edinburgh, through St Andrew Square and Princes Street. You may also take the cab to the city, which is 25-30 minutes and costs 25-30 euros.

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    English
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    UTC -0
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    May - September
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    English Pound
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    Police, Fire, Ambulance:999

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    Here are the best places to visit in Edinburgh, including: Edinburgh Castle,Calton Hill,Royal Mile
    Try Haggis,English afternoon tea,Oatcake
    St. Ann does not have a train, can only do bus past

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