John Knox House
Museum of Childhood
Halfway down the Royal Mile is 'the noisiest museum in the world'. Often filled with the chatter of excited children, it covers serious...
The friendly and helpful folk here rent out top-quality bikes; rates include helmet, lock and repair kit. You can hire tents and touring...
Built in 1637 and taking its name from the tron, or public weighbridge, that once stood on the site, this church is famous for its...
Royal Mile Tavern
An elegant, traditional bar lined with gleaming wood, mirrors and polished brass, the Royal Mile serves real ale (Deuchars IPA and...
Fine food without the fuss is the motto at this friendly, unpretentious restaurant. Scottish produce is served with an inventive flair...
43-45 High St · interesting places nearby
John Knox House information
The Royal Mile narrows at the foot of High St beside the jutting facade of John Knox House. This is the oldest surviving tenement in Edinburgh, dating from around 1490. John Knox, an influential church reformer and leader of the Protestant Reformation in Scotland, is thought to have lived here from 1561 to 1572. The labyrinthine interior has some beautiful painted-timber ceilings and an interesting display on Knox's life and work.