THE ROYAL MILE
Shaped by the retreat of an ice age some 325 million years ago, the district is of historical significance being nestled within the Old Town and packed with architectural gems, including Parliament Hall, the city’s oldest pub, The World’s End, and St Giles’ Cathedral.
Made up of four interconnecting streets, the Royal Mile also features an intricate network of passageways (closes) that can conceal some delightful hidden secrets.
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The building is home to the Scottish National Portrait Gallery which opened to the public in 1889 as the world’s first purpose-built portrait gallery.
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