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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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This was a highlight of my visit to Edinburgh! Besides the wonderful views from the top i really enjoyed going in and out all the rooms, some intact others kind of fallen apart... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

This was a highlight of my visit to Edinburgh! Besides the wonderful views from the top i really enjoyed going in and out all the rooms, some intact others kind of fallen apart, Going up and down the stone steps, This castle was my favorite Magical!!!

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Hastings, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Craigmillar Castle was awesome. The weather was perfect for the day and we rode the bus to the castle from the city centre, which was very easy. It was not overly crowded, which made it nice for taking your time and taking pictures. If you like castles this one is a must visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I liked this more than Edinburgh Castle. It was the finest medeval castle I have ever been to and it was a ruin. Three miles outside the tourist trap called Edinburgh it was a refreshing change of pace from the Mickey Mouse presentations of what was once a gem of a city. Reasonably priced! Don't miss this. It's so creepy... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We came across this castle by chance as we headed out of Edinburgh and the sign caught my eye, so we had to take a peek, well..what a place,absolutely surreal, loads of nooks,crannies and stairs and beautiful surroundings, definitely worth a visit, I will be going back there again armed with a picnic.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Nice ruin with lovely views of Edinburgh and Arthur's Seat. However lacked a lot on information, would have liked to know more about the history of the castle, but save for a few plaques on the wall in some rooms simply stating 'Kitchen' or 'Pantry' that was very little actual information which was a shame. If you don't have a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

There are lots of areas to explore and lovely views of Edinburgh and Arthur's Seat. Children loved it.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

If you are going to do one thing in Edinburgh, in addition to walking the mile, you HAVE to visit this castle. At a quarter of the price of Edinburgh Castle Craigmillar is more beautiful, complex, intriguing and soulful than her better know sister. It's a bit of a hike to get there. We had a car but I believe... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Amazing ruins of the castle. Great to explore to kids. Takes you back in time. Also, great views of the city. Highly recommend!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I really enjoyed exploring the castle, it has so many nooks and crannies that it can be very interesting. The castle is very well maintained and the staff are very helpful and nice. The view from atop the castle is amazing, one can see the skyline of edinburgh including a view of the castle, the crags and Little France. Its... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I'm so glad I booked this visit, I found the castle so interesting for ruins, there are lots of places to explore and rooms still intact. It's not for those who have disabilities as there are lots of tight staircases and no lifts as you'd expect.. Myself and my boyfriend took the 33 bus from stop PH on Princes street... More 

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