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Address: Craigmillar Castle Road, Edinburgh EH16 4SY, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 131 661 4445
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Description: Admire city views from the high ramparts of Edinburgh's 'other castle...
Admire city views from the high ramparts of Edinburgh's 'other castle', play hide-and-seek in its labyrinth of chambers or picnic in its courtyards.
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Awesome Castle!

This castle is just a quick bus ride from Edinburgh. We went on a Saturday morning and there were only a handful of people there. Definitely underrated. We had a great time... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Ashley C
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Saint Joseph, Missouri, United States

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Saint Joseph, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This castle is just a quick bus ride from Edinburgh. We went on a Saturday morning and there were only a handful of people there. Definitely underrated. We had a great time exploring all the nooks and crannies. Able to take pictures without any tourists in the shots. It is a little bit of a walk from the bus stop... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

We decided to take the bus a few miles from the city center to explore this castle. The journey is not very long and is definitely worth it. We went in the late afternoon and there was almost nobody at the castle. That's what made it mostly nice - it's in a quiet neighborhood and didn't have many visitors -... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I've lived in Edinburgh since 1970 and always meant to visit this castle as I have passed it hundreds of times. It was not what I was expecting. Much bigger and draughtier than I thought it would be. For those interested in history and castles it was interesting. The day we went it was very cold, rainy and windy. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 via mobile

Me and my partner had great fun exploring the castle and talking about what we thought people did there. No guide but we thought this was better as we could use our imagination :) It's a lovely castle, almost like a maze and you get amazing views when you reach the top :)

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

My favourite castle. Less visited than other Edinburgh castles because it is off the beaten track, but well worth a visit. Well preserved with lots of historical information and a great place for the kids to let off steam

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Absolutely beautiful partially ruined castle. I love how this property has been lovingly and only partially restored. The location is great since it's so close to Edinburgh and it has it's own car park (very small though). This is one of the castles that you can absolutely imagine how it was like when it was occupied. The remaining structure and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

... Because of everyone goes it will become like another Edinburgh Castle, and you already have one of those. Seriously, there were just a handful of people at the castle when we visited in early June. It was great to "explore" this old castle with all its twisty narrow passages and multiple levels (especially without tripping over other people). Showing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Craigmillar castle is so close to Edinburgh city centre but it is a great place to escape the crowds. This is an excellent castle to explore with much of it intact giving you plenty of rooms to see and stair cases to climb. It is in a beautiful setting and the children love being able to roam throughout.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This castle is a bit out of Edinburgh but it is easily reachable by public transportation. It is surrounded by grass field and it let you breath an ancient atmosphere. You can enjoy to go up and down through the different castle floors and although it is unfurnished, unfortunately the roof is missing, each room let you imagine what could... More 

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

we booked, and confirmed to come here as part of my sisters small and informal wedding. Our coach dropped us off after a great ceremony on Calton Hill but the staff member refused to let us in because we were in wedding attire, despite that the booked had been specified to be part of the wedding day. She then went... More 

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ByHistoricScotland, Marketing Executive at Craigmillar Castle, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback regarding Craigmillar Castle. This is not the experience we wish to present to our visitors. I assure you that we welcome all visitors to all of our properties. We take feedback like this very seriously and we will look into this matter further. Once again thank you for taking the time to feedback your comments... More 

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Address: Address: Craigmillar Castle Road, Edinburgh EH16 4SY, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 131 661 4445
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh

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