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Craigmillar Castle

Craigmillar Castle Road, Edinburgh EH16 4SY, Scotland
0131 661 4445
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Ranked #26 of 207 Attractions in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I really enjoyed this castle. It's only a few km from the city centre and is in the middle of a huge park. The castle itself is a ruin, but enough of it is intact that you get to have a real idea of what it was like to be in the castle. Also, from the roof of the castle,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

A bit of from Edinburgh city but we walked there, about 3km. The reception service was quite good and the building is well maintained. Able to have a view of Edinburgh old town from top of the castle.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I want to tell you how good this castle is, I want to tell you of its history, the location, the condition, the ambiance of standing in this fantastic castle. I want to tell you how I was excited about coming back here for the first time in 27 years to the place I played at as a child, how... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Great old castle which can be visiteted totaly free by your own. It must be also great for kids because there is so much to explore.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This was the best castle I have seen so far, and I have been to quite a few in Scotland, England, and Ireland. They have opened the entire castle up for roaming. No guided tours- you are your own guide. You can get lost in the maze like castle. Pictures are ok- be sure to take some video! The girl... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Visit the ruins of history Craigmillar castle. I used to live not too far from here. Many couple still like to have their vows and marriage here. I'm not sure why, maybe they are Swept of their feet of many history stories told here.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We have been to Edinburgh 5 or 6 times and we had never been or even heard of Craigmillar Castle. I'm glad we saw it on Trip Advisor. We went quite late in the day and a huge storm was approaching as we made our way up the walk from the bus stop. It was a beautiful view of the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The castle is a labyrinth of rooms, corridors and spiral staircases. Whilst ruined and sparse, there was a surprise around every corner, certainly unlike any other ruined castle we've been too. The children loved every second of the visit, exploring every nook and cranny. You could easily spend half a day here with a picnic and a second exploration of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

Definitely off the beaten path and the opposite direction from almost every other attraction, but well worth the hike. This also means it is not even remotely crowded. At only £5.50, it's well with the hour plus you'll spend wandering its old halls.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

From the top of the castle, you'll have a great view of Arthur's Seat and the Salisbury Crags and can even see Edinburgh Castle. A quick bus ride out of town if you've no car and you're there! It's a lovely couple of hours, but there's not really a lot to do other than explore the castle, read the signs... More

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