Edinburgh's Royal Mile, an eclectic collection of fascinating historic buildings and architecture
(Above image is a capture of the Royal Mile from west to east.)
This afternoon, I am focusing on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, a popular visitor site in Scotland's capital city with many and varied places of interest.
The Royal Mile is a partly pedestrianised thoroughfare which comprises a succession of streets in the Old Town and stretches between Edinburgh Castle (top) and the Palace of Holyroodhouse (bottom).
Summary information on particular sites and places of interest is provided below.
- One O’Clock Gun.
- St. Margaret’s Chapel (1076).
- Mons Meg Cannon (1449)
- Half Moon Battery (1574).
- Crown Room wherein is kept Scotland’s Crown Jewels and the Stone of Scone.
- Scottish National War Memorial.
Chessels Court, Canongate.
Dates from 1748 and is of architectural merit.
This is located foot of Royal Mile.Opened in September 2004. Designed by Spanish architects Enric Miralles and Benedetta Tagliabue in partnership with RMJM Scotland. Open to visitors.