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Address: Craigmillar Castle Road, Edinburgh EH16 4SY, Scotland
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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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CraigMillar Castle

Lovely Castle, as a family of four, 2 adults,2 children we love Historic places to visit and we love our castles, definitely worth a trip to here if you are staying in Edinburgh

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Llandudno, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Lovely Castle, as a family of four, 2 adults,2 children we love Historic places to visit and we love our castles, definitely worth a trip to here if you are staying in Edinburgh

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Awesome piece of 14th century history that is over shadowed by the popular Edinburgh Castle. Within veiwing gdistance of Edinburgh Castle, Craigmillar Castle is a marvelous piece of unspoilt history. There is so much to explore here and all the grounds can be walked around.. So quiet and hard to believe that it is so close to the town.. A... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

If you want to experience another side of Edinburgh's history, take a trip south of the city to Craigmillar. Visited on a weekday where it wasn't so busy, I would guess the dozen or so parking bays soon fill up. After purchasing tickets form the shop, it's just a short walk to the castle it's self. Main points of interest... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Craigmillar castle is a well preserved small castle just south of Edinburgh. It was a really interesting castle to explore and access around the site was very good. There is some interesting history in the castle and some great defensive aspects, like the machicolations and the way around the main walls and towers. Highly recommended.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Possibly forgotten about, shadowed by Edinburgh Castle, but still an impressive castle nestled in South East Edinburgh near the Royal Infirmary. Although you can access this castle by public transport and foot (approximately a mile?) from Craigmillar side it is easier by car (small car park). The castle has strong links to Mary I (Queen of Scots), part of Edinburgh... More 

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Dunfermline, Scotland, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

This is a great castle to visit. There's a lot of castle for the children to explore and have fun. Well preserved and very interesting, with plenty of room to have a picnic.

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Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

I used the historical Scotland pass to visit this castle. It's situated in south Edinburgh, a few miles from the centre. We walked to the location, it's quite long but it's nice and interesting, well kept . A jump in the Scottish history. Recommended

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Travelled to this attraction as a family of three with our son who is nine. There is very ,i item parking at the Castle and on a busy day you may find it difficult to park their. On day we visited we just managed to get the last space. There is a short walk of around 200 metres from the... More 

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Innerleithen, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Having grew up within the shadows of this castle and remembering it from my childhood I thought it was high time I paid it a visit and if anything it is even more impressive now than I remember it to have been. Nowadays it’s a Historic Scotland Property and the entrance charge is £5.50 for an adult. It is one... More 

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Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

it is £5.50 for adult to get in,but well worth it.there is so many wee rooms and twists and turns in castle,once you get to the top the views are stunning,should have brought binoculars.you can see for miles all around. if you have not been to this castle,it is well worth the visit.

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