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Address: Craigmillar Castle Road, Edinburgh EH16 4SY, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 131 661 4445
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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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A fascinating place with a rich tapestry of history. The building is very well maintained, the facilities are excellent and the staff are extremely knowledgable. The views from... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A fascinating place with a rich tapestry of history. The building is very well maintained, the facilities are excellent and the staff are extremely knowledgable. The views from the top of the building are stunning.

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Situated in Craigmiller park a short distance from the A7 which runs south out of ( or in to ) Edinburgh, this castle is easy enough to reach by private transport and judging by other visitors whilst I was there, it must be popular for taxi journeys from within the city as well. Anyway the castle is a short walk... More 

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Sacramento, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited Craigmiller Castle a few hours after Edinburgh Castle - and we were so glad we did! This site is such a refreshing change from the crowds at Edinburgh Castle. Just take Bus 30 from NorthBridge to Craigsmiller Gardens area and then a quick .5 mile walk through suburban neighborhood and a lovely field there it is! The ruins... More 

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Galashiels, Scotland, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just 15 mins drive out of the city centre, hidden behind the Royal Infirmary. As Historic Scotland members we have free entry to this attraction, but having visited, I would definitely say it was worth the entry fee to see. Its still largely intact and exceptionally well maintained. Lovely surroundings and open gardens for picnicking. Lots of exploring and dark... More 

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San Jose, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I love to explore the castles in Scotland, we bought a Historic Scotland pass on our last trip to Scotland and were able to make good use of it. Craigmillar Castle is a beautiful castle outside of Edinburgh, it's a medieval ruin with many rooms to explore. The castle has a great history and it's easy to wander around an... More 

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Frankford, West Virginia, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the public bus out of city centre for about 2 miles and walked into the castle...houses then all of a sudden....the castle in the distance. A self guided tour with wonderful sights of all Edinburgh. When at the castle you are facing north to Arthur's seat and can at its highest point see Edinburgh Castle at about 3... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This castle ruin about 2 miles outside of Edinburgh city center (take an uber for 9£ or a taxi for a bit more) is the best castle anywhere! We were there on a Saturday and had the place mostly to ourselves. If you have kids - don't miss this! It has all sorts of rooms and passageways and spiral staircases... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This beautiful castle offers lovely walks, picnic spots and great views. Take a bus to the bottom of the hill for the walk up and get a break from the hordes of tourists at Edinburgh's other castle. Notice how many rooms had their own water closet to see how the other half lived in the 15th and 16th centuries.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are able, take the longer approach via the hill, which will give you a breathtaking view of the castle in the distance. We love exploring this site. It was not crowded. We got here easily by bus.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our tour guide suggested that the main castle in Edinburgh was very similar to the Tower of London so if we wanted to see something new and different we should go to this castle. It was an easy bus ride and a small walk up a road to this castle away in the fields. It was not crowded with tourists... More 

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