Museum of Childhood
John Knox House
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...
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 polished wood, mirrors and brass, Royal Mile serves real ale (Deuchars IPA and Caledonian 80/-),...
Fine food without the fuss is the motto at this friendly and unpretentious restaurant. Scottish produce is served with an inventive...
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Museum of Childhood information
Halfway down the Royal Mile is 'the noisiest museum in the world'. Often filled with the chatter of excited children, it covers serious issues related to childhood – health, education, upbringing etc – but also has an enormous collection of toys, dolls, games and books, recordings of school lessons from the 1930s, and film of kids playing street games in 1950s Edinburgh.