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Craigmillar Castle

Address: Craigmillar Castle Road, Edinburgh EH16 4SY, Scotland
Phone Number: 0131 661 4445
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Ranked #38 of 458 things to do in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
Sat - Wed 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

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

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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77 reviews 77 reviews
22 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

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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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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Strathaven, United Kingdom
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86 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Craigmillar Castle is located about four miles from Edinburgh Castle and three from Holyrood Palace. There is a nice view of the city and of Arthur's Seat. The castle is a bit of a maze inside and perfect for kids to explore and get lost in. Definitely worth adding to an Edinburgh itinerary.

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A very intriguing medieval castle that offers some wonderful views over the city of Edinburgh.It is a wonderful castle to explore with its many interconnecting passages and nooks and crannies. It is a challenge to work out how the castle has been altered over time. Craigmillar contains many dark and mysterious chambers. Well worth a visit! Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

I've been meaning to visit this castle for decades and I'm so glad I finally did! This castle is a bit of a hidden gem, overshadowed by its famous neighbour Edinburgh Castle. Craigmillar Castle is a very different experience however. You wander about yourself, exploring the many staircases and rooms. Fantastic 360 degree views from the roof. A great place... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Well well worth hunting out.....I live in edinburgh, born n bred scots, have travelled extensively over scotland visiting castles and ruins, and this beatiful part ruin has to be in my top 3 favs!! A snip at £4-5 entry for an adult, but also free on edinburghs doors open weekends in April/September (Google to find exact dates) .....a real tarsus... More 

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36 reviews 36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Situated a short drive outside of Edinburgh this was last minute site seeing visit on leaving for home, so glad we did. It is a ruin as many castles are, but with many a maze of stairs/rooms & levels to explore.The courtyard had some stunning twisting trees that gives it a great atmosphere. On the top of the castle there... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This castle is beautiful. There are so many little rooms and nooks to explore and it was a great way to spend a couple of hours.

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