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“Disappointed in the condition of Craigmillar Castle Park” 2 of 5 stars
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Craigmillar Castle
Craigmillar Castle Road, Edinburgh EH16 4SY, Scotland
+44 131 661 4445
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Ranked #40 of 287 things to do in Edinburgh
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Owner description: 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.
Leeds, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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“Disappointed in the condition of Craigmillar Castle Park”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

For a park with such a long history it's condition should have been a lot better. Whilst there are interpretation boards they are poor in condition and content. The outlook to Arthur's seat and to the Forth Estuary are spectacular. This has not been capitalised upon! The park is quite heavily used by both visitors and local people. More would come if it were in better condition.This park surrounding a famous building was badly maintained; no maintained footpaths for so heavily used an area. Trees were poorly maintained and there was none if any care of the grounds.
Here is an opportunity to show off a little bit of Edinburgh's cultural wealth but unfortunately the local authority have failed. A great pity!

Visited November 2012
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“A fun half-day just out of Edinburgh”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Unlike the popular Edinburgh Castle, you pay an extremely reasonable price to get into this castle, and once in, you are free to roam! It was great to be able to visit all parts of the castle, and to do it unhindered by huge groups of tourists made it even better. Really interesting spot for history buffs!

Visited September 2012
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Awesome!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

It was a bit of a trek to get here (I stupidly walked, but did so along the Innocent Railway, which was cool, got a bus back though), but so worth it once I did! You can climb around and explore all different parts of the castle. It's so interesting to see what rooms were or what have been used...it's basically a shell, not staged or anything, but it's all the more majestic for it I think!

Visited October 2012
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“All I could have asked for and more for our wedding!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012 via mobile

My husband and I got married here in August 2008 and it really was perfect! From The setting, views and the room we had our ceremony in was perfect and the photos were awesome as well! Can't recommend enough! Fairly priced also love love love this castle!

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Toronto, Canada
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“Picturesque ruin only mins from the city centre”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Craigmillar Castle is a beautiful piece of history nestled in a surprisingly rural setting, since it's still so close to town. We simply took a bus from downtown for about 15 mins and then followed the sign across a field over a hill up to the grounds. For some reason it's not a very popular tourist draw, but that means it's quiet and peaceful - there were only 4 other people there and we barely noticed them! You can buy a walking tour book, but there are quite a few historical plaques to be read, so just wandering around is very informative on its own. Bring your camera!

Visited October 2012
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