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Address: Craigmillar Castle Road, Edinburgh EH16 4SY, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 131 661 4445
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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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it's very good castle. i did just quick visit . it was some movies recoded as well in this place. nice one

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
saj p
Lancashire, United Kingdom

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

it's very good castle. i did just quick visit . it was some movies recoded as well in this place. nice one

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautifully preserved ruin with a strong history, including use as a retreat for Mary, Queen of Scots. If you can, climb to the top for a wonderful view.

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Peoria, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Looks can be deceiving; ended up being much bigger than we initially thought. Enjoyed being able to explore all around this castle, finding new rooms and passageways around every corner. Very little of it is inaccessible. The interior of the castle is barren of any décor, and its exterior is perhaps not as picturesque as others; but if you are... More 

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Millerton, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were staying in New Town and had a car. A friend's grandfather had been born at the castle, so we went to see it. We had the whole place to ourselves until some young students came. Beautiful castle that you can wander and climb around and through. Set in the countryside.

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Brentwood, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Although the Castle is not in its whole, it is interesting to see the remnants of walls in some cases, the configuration of the rooms and marvel at its construction when equipment was primitive in the late 14th century. There are several floor levels that must be climbed to reach the rooftop area. The rooftop view is spectacular and gives... More 

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Jonesboro, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

.If you know any Mary Stuart history...she really loved this castle and retreated to it under times of stress and personal tragedy...it was a true haven...also where the the "Craigmillar Bond" was formed between Bothwell (who truly loved her) and a couple of her advisors to (allegedly ) murder her horrible husband, Lord Darnley...but even if you aren't into history... More 

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Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

The castle is a ruin; that needs to be understood. It is however, a very substantial one that is good fun to explore. A little more information in some of the rooms would not go amiss.

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

I went here on a last minute whim because I am from the Preston family and my daughter was chastising me from home for getting ready to leave Edinburgh and not going. I am so glad that we did. It was incredible. The weather was great (might not be so fun in the rain or cold) and I felt like... More 

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Good to see a castle where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned for some time. However, it really is a bit of a ruin these days, and VERY exposed to the elements if its raining!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Want to climb all through a medieval castle, from prisons to towers, without tripping over hoards of tourists? Then this is the place to go. It was fascinating to explore all the nooks and crannies of the castle. And we only ran into a handful of other visitors. It was easy to get to, we just took a bus to... More 

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