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“cheaper and better than edinburgh castle...” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Craigmillar Castle

Craigmillar Castle
Craigmillar Castle Road, Edinburgh EH16 4SY, Scotland
0131 661 4445
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Ranked #25 of 207 Attractions in Edinburgh
Type: Castles
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London
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“cheaper and better than edinburgh castle...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

situated south east of Edinburgh city, we took the bus there, which was a 15 minute drive away. We were the only visitors there and had the whole place to ourselves. This is a castle which stands in the middle of a field. The site is in decay though at the same time is fascinating and offers splendid views of Edinburgh city and Arthur's walk. The fee is £5 per adult. I would recommend you also visit Gilmores Cove which is situated west of the castle and a 15 minute walk away.

Visited March 2013
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Dolphinton, United Kingdom
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“Must see for castle lovers!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Visited this castle with a friend and we both love castles. There are loads of information boards about the castle and there is lots to explore. We sat in one of the wee rooms and had a picnic.
Great day out and close to home. :-)

Visited May 2012
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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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“Castle poeple”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

Went to see this castle as member of historic scotland we have seen quite a few scotland has plenty steeped in history good and bad nice wee trip if castles are your thing.

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Athens, Greece
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“The perfect place to play hide and seek (or have a picnic)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

It was so great to explore this huge and well-preserved castle, even more so because we were completely alone! No other visitors!
PS While chosing what shoes to wear, keep in mind that there is A LOT of mud.

Visited March 2013
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Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom
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“An Edinburgh surprise.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Bus 8 or 33 from central Edinburgh to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary (35 mins) then follow footpath (not signposted) with steps going northwards, cut through when able then short walk up (not busy) Craigmillar Castle Road. Rather exposed so need a dry day (not a snowy one like me). Lots of staircases to explore up and down. No cafe but a drinks machine in the shop. Was given a number for the keypad to access the loo. Check opening times if visiting between November and March.

Visited March 2013
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