Magic Mile Moments

Castlehill at Christmas, December 2020

Collectively, The Royal Mile’s attractions have decked the halls and come together this festive season with coordinated opening throughout December weekends on the lead up to Christmas, to spread some festive cheer and give locals a well deserved magical day out.

As the usual pantomimes and Christmas markets are on hold, The Royal Mile and Old Town’s leading attractions offer a festive day out (or indeed a few days out) for Edinburgh locals to rediscover hidden gems and well-loved attractions.

If ever there was a time to visit, this is it. All our wonderful attractions are decked out with decorations, beautiful Christmas trees and a good deal of sparkle to bring a bit of festive joy. With coordinated opening and restricted numbers, the traditionally busy Royal Mile offers a tranquil and magical experience this Christmas, taking you back to a bygone age and quieter times.

To enter our competition, snap a photo capturing your #MagicMileMoments of you up in the Old Town enjoying yourself; include the hashtag and tagging one, or more of the attractions in your post and you’ll automatically be entered into our competition to win.  We are looking for a photo that really captures the spirit of the magic and joy of this very special part of town.  Wander up the cobbles, explore the closes, snuggle up with loved ones under the glow of twinkling lights – there is not a more beautiful place to explore this festive season.

Whilst capturing your #MagicMileMoments, you could WIN over £400 worth of tickets for many of Scotland’s leading attractions! Never before has there been such a compelling prize for a day(s) out on the mile. A winner will be chosen on Wednesday 16 December.

  • Family ticket for Edinburgh Castle
  • 2 adult tickets for The Scotch Whisky Experience
  • 2 adult tickets for Camera Obscura & World of Illusions
  • Family ticket for The Real Mary King’s Close
  • 2 adult tickets and a souvenir guidebook for Mercat Tours
  • Annual pass for the National Museums of Scotland
  • City Art Centre goodie bag and a voucher for Mimi’s Christmas Traybake box
  • 2 adult tickets for Edinburgh Dungeon
  • Family ticket for Our Dynamic Earth
  • Family ticket for The Palace of Holyroodhouse

Terms and conditions

This competition will run on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram – remember to use the #MagicMileMoments hashtag and tag one, or more of the attractions to enter! If you are the lucky winner, any terms and conditions associated with the individual attractions will be enclosed with your tickets. The competition closes on Wednesday 16th December at 12 noon and the winner will be contacted shortly after. Full terms and conditions here

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