Stay Near The Historic Royal Mile

You could very well spend a full afternoon wandering down the Royal Mile, a charming, cobbled Old Town thoroughfare that runs from Edinburgh Castle to Holyrood Palace, the official Scotland residence of the British monarch. First-time visitors will love exploring The Real Mary’s King Close, an eerie network of underground streets, residences, and passageways that have been largely unchanged since the 17th century, and the Scottish Parliament Building, a photogenic (and highly Instagrammable) example of abstract modernism. Once you’ve had your fill of guidebook attractions, take a break at Ondine, the city’s best seafood destination.

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