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The Royal Mile, St. Giles Cathedral, Arthur's Seat, Holyrood Palace, East Lothian Coast

You can clearly see down the famous Royal Mile, Edinburgh’s oldest street. This is the only spot in the city where you can appreciate this view ‘down the mile’. The Royal Mile was used for markets, as a meeting place and also a place for public executions. At one time the entire population of Edinburgh lived cheek by jowl off the High Street down narrow lanes called ‘closes’ and ‘wynds’. St Giles, the city’s principal church for almost 800 years is clearly visible. In the distance Calton Hill can be viewed with its various buildings and monuments. The two most prominent ones are the Nelson Monument (the telescope shaped tower) and the National Monument of Scotland. Does the National Monument remind you of a building in Greece?