In the green alleys of the Royal Mile

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In the green alleys of the Royal Mile

Within Edinburgh, a small haven of peace exists, preserved from the perpetual excitement of the city's most famous street, the Royal Mile.

The Royal Mile, as it is popularly known, is a collection of narrow streets and courtyards in Edinburgh that make up the almost two-kilometre long main artery of the old city. Popular with visitors, it conceals some secrets that are well kept by its inhabitants.

Embark on a tour of the Scottish capital, off the beaten path: welcome to the Dunbars Close Garden, discreet gardens of the Royal Mile hidden behind houses with quirky architecture and high modern buildings. Developed with the aim of creating some islands of greenery, contrasting with the urbanisation and mass tourism of Edinburgh's most famous street, you can explore these spots on your own on a leisurely walk through the heart of the city, or book a tour with an experienced guide. Look out for you may pass them by without even noticing!

Dunbars Close Garden
High Street
Edinburgh EH8 8BW

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