After thoroughly enjoying our experience at Edinburgh Castle, Derek and I made our way down the Royal Mile, visiting every shop on the way that caught our eye. Even though the street is basically a giant tourist shop, it can’t be missed.
If you are turned off by all the tartan and whisky shops, head down one of the Closes. They are each unique and are bound to catch your photographer’s eye. Back in the day, these little alleyways were happening places for trading and selling products. Each alley might hold a fish market or a place to buy a fresh loaf of bread. Nowadays, closes serve different purposes, but are still equally as interesting. I found a few gems myself here and there.
While shopping, Derek and I picked up a few gifts for our families back home. If you happen to grow weary, there’s always a cozy little pub you can pop in to to have a drink and rest your feet.
Shops on the Royal Mile worth a look:
Tron Kirk & The Royal Mile Market
The Royal Mile Gallery