A Walk Down Edinburgh's Royal Mile is intended both as an illustrated guide for visitors and as a reference book for those with an interest in learning more about the remarkable Old Town of Scotland's capital city. There can be few streets in the world so filled with history - a history that stretches back over 1000 years. Here you will learn something of the surviving historic buildings and the characters who stayed here. You will encounter Kings, Queens, assassins, murderers and robbers, some of the intellectual giants of the 'Golden Age' as well as eccentrics. So enjoy your walk down this unique UNESCO World Heritage Site.