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Address: Craigmillar Castle Road, Edinburgh EH16 4SY, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 131 661 4445
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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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stunning old castle

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

It is easy to reach the castle from princess street in edinburgh with buses towards Royal Infirmary. There is a stop before called Craigmillar castle road. You see a path up the hill after the gate. It is such a beautiful way with lovely thistles and flowers. On top of the hill there it is. You have to go round... More 

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Paeroa, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Fabulous historical place, beautiful views of Edinburgh from the top... if you like roaming around castle remains then this is one of the best

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L.I. New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

We went to several castles, and this was by far our favorite. We took a cab here from our hotel on Grassmarket, it was only 3 miles. You could take a bus but it was a long walk. This was the most wonderful castle: it was well preserved, and you could wander anywhere in it: up and down 5 flights... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This castle is the perfect size to Explore and is steeped in history. You get lots of time and space to explore. There are also lovely views across the city. Well worth a visit for all ages.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This castle is a perfect size for spending an hour or two wandering around. Great for kids, fun than the Edinburgh castle and loads cheaper. Also much less crowded. There is nothing else around so if you want o spend a little time feeling like you are out int he country side this is the place to go. I like... More 

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Tranent, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

What a grand medieval castle with piles of history. close your eyes and just imagine all the goings on and mysteries. This is a good one if you are a Mary Queen of Scots tour or fan. This is one of the best preserved medieval castles in Scotland. There is a very splendid court yard. I love just going through... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Craigmillar Castle was a really neat find. It was so nice to be outside of the busy city center for an hour and a half. The entry is £5.50. It is self guided, and you just sort of meander through. There are various pieces of information for the visitors. It's a really neat place to go. Plus, you get an... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This is a big castle with good views of the city. It's easy to get to by bus from the city centre. Like most Scottish castles, it's a ruin but is still interesting and worth a visit

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Finally visited this magnificent, partially ruined castle, after passing the signs for it so often when visiting the new Edinburgh Royal Infirmary Hospital at 'Little France'. A clue to the importance and colourful history of this castle and it's history. Clean, welcoming ticket office and shop with toilet facilities.Lovely well keep grounds, good for picnicing, and a grand old castle... More 

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Address: Craigmillar Castle Road, Edinburgh EH16 4SY, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 131 661 4445
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh

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