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Craigmillar Castle

Craigmillar Castle Road, Edinburgh EH16 4SY, Scotland
0131 661 4445
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Ranked #22 of 204 attractions in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles
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Hassocks, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Edinburgh
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This is a wonderful ruin and i would love to come more often but it is really expensive and frankly not really worth the money more than once, which is a shame. If they studied economics at Historic Scotland and experimented with lowering the price and advertising it a bit I bet they would see takings triple. I would certainly... More

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Edinburgh
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5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The Castle is very difficult to reach without a car due to bus routes. There are however around ten parking bays rigt at the door of the Visitor Centre. The lady in there when we arrived was very helpful. A video would be nice on arrival, but I appreciate that with properties run by Historic Scotland there are certain constraints... More

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Edinburgh
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Well worth the visit and the walk around the castle. Interesting and with excellent views of the city and the surrounding countryside.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Kids liked this castle the best. Very fun castle to climb around the ruins and explore in. Spent over an hour here.

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Sydney, Australia
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111 reviews 111 reviews
43 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Craigmillar is Edinburgh's "other Castle" . Just a short drive across town, it looms up suddenly as you walk past a few houses and the kiosk. Its is well preserved and has plenty of stairs to climb if you are so inclined. The view across the Firth is excellent from the top of the battlements. It was a last minute... More

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