Royal Mile Shops

Shop traditional souvenirs and quirky independent finds.

Royal Mile Looking Towards Edinburgh Castle With Red Phone Boxes In View

Need some tartan? Old Town and the Royal Mile is definitely the place to be. But dig a little deeper and you'll discover one of the most curious and unique shopping scenes in the country.

The Royal Mile offers the perfect spot to find that special souvenir of Scotland - you'll find a range of items in your family tartan (and if you're not sure which it might be, they can sometimes help trace your family name to find it), including kilts. You also have the chance to pick up a bottle of whisky from Royal Mile Whiskies  or The Whisky Shop for that extra special something.

Scotch Whisky Experience Majestic Malts

Photo Courtesy of the Scotch Whisky Experience

Specialist chocolatiers such as The Chocolatarium, fudge shops like Fudge Kitchen, coffee shops The Milkman Coffee and even a Christmas Shop are located on the Royal Mile. You'll also find a number of shops selling Harry Potter-themed memorabilia including Museum Context and The Great Wizard, and more Scottish knitwear than you can shake a stick at.

Pick from a range of Scottish food, drink and gift items at Cranachan and Crowdie or pop into The Royal Mile Gallery for some antiquarian prints or maps for your wall.

If you're looking for some new sparkly jewellery TwoSkies make beautiful and high quality, sustainable native Scottish jewellery - the perfect gift for someone special. 

Scottish Textile Showcase Collage Of Six Imaes With Scottish Fabric Garments

At the Scottish Textiles Showcase, you can find a treasure trove of Scottish crafts, from blankets and throws to clothing and gifts, all made by the finest Scottish artisans and wool mills. Or dress to impress in some stylish British and Irish knitwear with matching accessories from Ragamuffin 

For cool clothing and accessories for men, women and children, be sure to make a visit to Swish. As well as the shop on Cockburn Street, they also have a shop on Victoria Street in the Grassmarket and a customised t-shirt printing studio on Saint Leonards Street.

Swish Cockburn St

A bustling arts venue that celebrates the nation’s cultural heritage through storytelling, theatre, dance and music, The Scottish Storytelling Centre also an excellent bookshop and delicious cafe where you can swap your own stories with friends.

(Top Tip: Located within the cafe you'll also find The Haggis Box. Unsurprisingly, they specialise in haggis, which is freshly made, locally sourced and served with the traditional neeps & tatties, alongside a choice of sauces. Vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy-free options are also available). 

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