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Address: Craigmillar Castle Road, Edinburgh EH16 4SY, Scotland
Phone Number: 0131 661 4445
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9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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A must visit medieval castle

In many ways more enjoyable to visit than Edinburgh castle as it's more accessible, there's less tourists and it's in very good condition considering it dates back to 14th... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

In many ways more enjoyable to visit than Edinburgh castle as it's more accessible, there's less tourists and it's in very good condition considering it dates back to 14th century. Located in Edinburgh, easy to get to by bus.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

For only £5 each we were free to explore these amazing ruins. There was no one else around on the day we went, and wandering through the old castle was thrilling. From the top we had a fantastic view of the surrounding countryside, and managed to spend a little over an hour making our way through the interior. It was... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Craigmillar Castle is a wee gem, just on the outskirts of Edinburgh. It was never built as a fortress, but rather as a grand residence from the 15th century through to the early eighteenth. Much of the fabric of the castle survives intact, including the Great Hall. I took a young lady there on one of our first dates -... More 

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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Spent a couple of hours here to kill time before catching our flight from Edinburgh - had fun bimbling around the ruins and there are loads of nooks and crannies to explore. Would benefit from a tea room though, especially as it can get quite cold/windy!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

The castle is a great example of a medieval castle,well preserved with lots to explore within. We had explored everything after about 2 hours before we headed home which would make me reluctant to pay the full entry fee (with Historic Scotland membership you get free entry). Access without a car isn't great as the site isn't particularly close to... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

The castle from outside looks quite nice so definitely worth passing by if you have already seen the main landmarks of Edinburgh and are looking for new places to visit but the inside has nothing special. As it has been said in previous reviews it is also a bit overpriced for what it is: half of the price would have... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

What a lovely castle! It was a great surprise for us to find this beautiful ruined medieval castle deserted. We were the only ones when we visited, which was perfect! :-) Very interesting architecture with all the different levels, the ground well kept. Great history about the Preston family, I would recommend to read about the place before visit it... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This must be one of the best preserved castles I have visited. There is so much of it that you can walk round and get a feel for what it was like back in the day when it was occupied. Great view of Edinburgh when high on the ramparts.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I have never been to such a well-preserved castle!! There was so much to explore we literally ran out of time, as we only arrived about an hour before closing. Absolutely amazing :)

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Wisconsin
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Craigmillar Castle - Wonderful site - Fun to explore Be sure to check out all the different levels ... really fun ending up in different places of the castle - on different levels - as the 4 of us went exploring. The history and views of the water are great too! A must see in Scotland!

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