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Craigmillar Castle

Craigmillar Castle Road, Edinburgh EH16 4SY, Scotland
0131 661 4445
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Ranked #21 of 199 attractions in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Castles
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Oslo, Norway
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

I castle a bit outside of Edinburgh with so many nooks and crannies you could spend hours exploring the castle from cellars and prisons to the top towers and roofs. It's a really great experience and well worth the £5 entrance fee.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

We took a city bus here from Haymarket. It was a very pleasant ride to city outskirts. From the bus stop, it is about a ten minute walk up a grassy hill, which is obviously also frequented by bunnies. (We did see a few on the way back.). Near the entrance to the castle is a tiny gift shop and... More

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Largely preserved castle on the south side of Edinburgh with easy parking, good views, and loads of rooms and staircases to explore. A bit of information about its previous use as you go round, not too much but if you are mainly playing knights with kids that isnt a draw-back. Guide to purchase in the shop if you want more... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

this is my most favourite of castles! I love the yew trees, my kids love it up on the roof. great for picknics too free for members of historic scotland

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Frederick
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205 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We had a very limited time in Scotland and this castle was recommended so we took the city bus out to the road and then had to walk uphill a half a mile on a very curvy, busy road with no shoulder and bad visibility to get to the castle property. There is a cozy little gift shop with a... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Sunday morning and a bit wet and miserable so probably not the best time to visit to see the fantastic views of the city. There were quite a few people about including 4 little boys with swords having great fun chasing each other round the building and grounds. Fascinating history and enough of the building left to give an idea... More

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Amazing history around this castle - Mary Queen of Scots visited twice, the plot to kill her husband was hatched here, yet there are only a limited number of explanation boards around the place. I think this could be improved as an attraction, without losing what they already have (though losing some of the pigeons might help!) Historic Scotland -... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Well worthwhile visiting , myself and my partner love visiting castles. Craigmillar castle really is off the beaten track . Take the 24 bus make sure to ask the driver to let you off at craigmillar castle road. We where not driving so we did have to walk through a field to get to the castle, it is up a... More

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

We visited Sunday morning, it was so cold, bitter, rainy and very windy! It was so worth it though. We arrived early & we were the only visitors. It was such a treat exploring on our own. We found it really interesting, even better, dare I say it, than Edinburgh castle! The lady in the visitors entrance was so friendly... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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19 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

I took the bus from the Centre for about 20 minutes and then walked for 10. It was a lovely castle. Surrounded by nature, you'd forget you're in Edinburgh! Very off the beaten path. I went midday and only encountered two other people. Lots of fun

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