Royal Mile West
Edinburgh's Royal Mile
extends down the ridge of the Old Town, from Edinburgh Castle in
the west to Holyrood Palace in the east.
The map above shows
the western section of the Royal Mile - Castle Hill,
Lawnmarket and High Street.
is immediately off the picture on the left.
The boundary of the
old town of Edinburgh at Netherbow where the city gates once
stood, is in the top-right corner of this map, marked Netherbow
The names of many of the old closes off running down the slopes
to the north and south of the Royal Mile can be read on the
Here is a map of the
eastern end of
the Royal Mile as it passes through the old town of Canongate.