The most mispronounced Edinburgh place names, from Princes Street to Holyrood

Reezl-stag for Restalrig is our favourite mispronounced Edinburgh place name

We asked our readers for the most mispronounced place in Edinburgh and they didn’t disappoint, with some obvious submissions like Cockburn Street and Edinburgh itself, but a German person’s take on Restalrig – Reezl-stag – really takes the biscuit.

Princes Street and Calton Hill are often mispronounced according to our readers, while people also appear to have a problem pronouncing Sciennes and Silverknowes. And, American tourists were accused of often calling the city ‘Edinbro’ and Holyrood ‘Holly-rood’.

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