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Craigmillar Castle

Address: Craigmillar Castle Road, Edinburgh EH16 4SY, Scotland
Phone Number: 0131 661 4445
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Ranked #24 of 155 Attractions in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Cultural
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Blackpool
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

it took a bit of time to get to as road works and none to many signs took more time than we had hoped .We arrived and were served by a very helpful lady,who later was doing her best to tidy up from the wind blowing a lot of rubbish in.The view from the top was unbelievable. I had no... More

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

This is an interesting castle with plenty of rooms & grounds to explore. The castle was a little difficult to find at first but once found it was worth the visit. There's a great view from the very top, including the view of Edinburgh in the distance. Enjoyed the trip to this castle.

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York, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
19 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Not the most historic or beautiful castle in the world but great if you like to climb every staircase and explore every room. The hall in the tower house was particularly good and there is an excellent view of Edinburgh from the top

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Took the kids up to this old castle and they had a ball running around the old ruins and playing hide and seek. Definitely recommend people to go and learn about this great place and have fun.

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Dalkeith, Scotland, United Kingdom
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23 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

With competition from the slightly more famous castle in the city this place is probably not as busy as it should be but that's s good thing for those that do go. Great views, historic information and free parking. Well worth a visit, also make sure you take in some of the great walks available around the site.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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45 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We took a 15 minute public bus ride to this ancient and very interesting castle south of the city. It was fun to explore the courtyards staircases and ramparts of this beautiful castle. There were several families visiting and the children seemed to have a great time running around in there. There are narrow spiral staircases and wider ones. If... More

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This castle is perhaps the only one where you will be able to walk around and enjoy the full glory of living in a place like this. The views around are amazing and so is the castle in itself. The best part is that the location is pretty out of the usual track and gives you the much needed quiet... More

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I'm in love with this castle and the view that it offers. in contrary to the Edinburgh castle this castle is not refurbished or used for exhibitions. It's all bricks and pigeons. Which creates a great location for photography. It's located a 30 minute bus ride from Edinburgh center. A must see when visiting Edinburgh as a photographer.

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Ashburn, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Rainy, foggy conditions kept me from appreciating Craigmillar's best feature--its view of the city. The castle itself was fairly interesting, though the interpretive signs could have been better and signage for navigating the ruins was lacking.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Very good 14th century ruined castle to visit, quite large, plenty to see. Queen Mary is said to have stayed there twice. Very good views from the Castle roof. There are so many rooms it is a bit like a rabbit warren. The children would love to run around in here. A bit off the "beaton track". We got to... More

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