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Craigmillar Castle

Craigmillar Castle Road, Edinburgh EH16 4SY, Scotland
0131 661 4445
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Ranked #22 of 207 attractions in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

The castle is a labyrinth of rooms, corridors and spiral staircases. Whilst ruined and sparse, there was a surprise around every corner, certainly unlike any other ruined castle we've been too. The children loved every second of the visit, exploring every nook and cranny. You could easily spend half a day here with a picnic and a second exploration of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

Definitely off the beaten path and the opposite direction from almost every other attraction, but well worth the hike. This also means it is not even remotely crowded. At only £5.50, it's well with the hour plus you'll spend wandering its old halls.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

From the top of the castle, you'll have a great view of Arthur's Seat and the Salisbury Crags and can even see Edinburgh Castle. A quick bus ride out of town if you've no car and you're there! It's a lovely couple of hours, but there's not really a lot to do other than explore the castle, read the signs... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

a gorgeous castle, it being ruins made it even more special. the only ting is that if you aren't drving, it can be a bit difficult to find. take a bus (i think it was 33?) from princes street or the bridge going towards the infirmary. get off at the craigmiller castle stop. do not walk up the road that... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

How refreshing to see a castle visit with no patronising tour guides; no involved battle scenes; no historical recreationists. We showed ourselves around Craigmillar Castle and spent much of the rest of the day relaxing in the grounds on a gloriously sunny day. The whole place is open for public access and exploration, and because the castle is post-Norman and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The best way to get here is by car. We used a day ticket on the buses and it took about 30 minutes from Princes Street but there is a ½ mile walk! But there is no footpath on a quite busy and narrow road so you have to be brave! It is worth the walk though! The staff are... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I've lived in Craigmillar for nearly 2 years and work in the city centre and today was the first time id been to Craigmillar Castle! Totally worth it. Such a beautiful little ruin of a castle. Loads of nooks and crannies to explore and see. Will definitely be recommending it to all my family and friends. You have the freedom... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We had a great time here - lots of nooks and crannies to explore. The views are lovely. Lots of green space for the kids to run around and play. It was made all the better by a good day of sunshine. We paid fourteen pounds something for two adults, a 7yr old, a 4yr old and a 2yr old... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Perfect example of castle to visit. Small and compact, delivers medieval atmosphere in no time. If you like something less mainstream and silly expensive as Edinburgh Castle then thats the place to go. Glad we found it. I wish we had more time to stay in there as it closed at 5:30. Keep that in mind that almost all the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Been here twice within a couple of months, good going as we live in Bolton. This is just how you want a castle, restored enough to give an idea of what life was like during the middle ages. You can wander at will and our kids loved it, their very own castle to explore. Would highly recommend this if you... More

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