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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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visit with grandchildren

Had a great visit with grandchildren ages from 4 to 8..they had a marvellous time exploring round the castle.. only thing I would suggest is to put a few picnic tables in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
keith m
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had a great visit with grandchildren ages from 4 to 8..they had a marvellous time exploring round the castle.. only thing I would suggest is to put a few picnic tables in the grounds..

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Thank keith m
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A real life castle with a wonderful history. Not too big to tire you out and no large crowds.No cheap tat on sale. Try and study up the history first and then picture Mary Queen of Scots walking about the place.Look over the lands and imagine her servants etc living there. That is why the area is called Little France.... More 

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Thank Paul761
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Making our way around all of Historic Scotland's sites! Craigmiller is a great find, lovely grounds, perfect for kids to run around and explore (lots of room/passage ways etc.) Nice grassy areas to sit and have a picnic!

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Thank Jackie F
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For a castle lover this castle is for you, because not only is it not packed like Edinburgh castle, most of the stuff isnt blocked off. The only concern is that the car park can hold about 10 cars so be there early or walk.

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Thank ronan_mcafee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a nice change from the busy busy Edinburgh castle! Not only is it nearly deserted, allowing you to take really cool pictures, you can also actually go into the ruins and explore extensively! Not too bad to get there either, you can take the 14 or 30 and its less than 30 minutes from Edinburgh. A must see, especially... More 

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Thank Laurence H
Cannock, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This castle is a fascinating one to look round, it is well worth the small detour. From the top you get stunning views on a clear day. The courtyard is like something out of Game of Thrones with the huge tree that is growing in the middle. It is well preserved so you really get a feel for what it... More 

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Bountiful, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to this castle as part of our three day castle ticket package we bought at our first castle. It was fun to walk through and took lots of pictures. I would recommend seeing it if you are there.

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Rossendale, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's certainly worth a visit to this castle ruin. Parts are well preserved and visitors are able to climb high in the building and their efforts are rewarded with splendid views across to Edinburgh. Allow about an hour for the visit.

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Thank Nigtay62
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had only a couple of hours left in Edinburgh, and decided to visit the Craigmillar Castle instead of the Edinburgh Castle. Standing in line with a bunch of other tourists didn't feel like a nice way to spend those hours... I think we made the right decision! A bus goes near to the castle, and the guy at the... More 

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Thank Isa L
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A friend advised that this is a must see. On my trip to Scotland I visited several castles including Edinburgh Castle but Craigmillar was an equally interesting visit for several reasons. The Castle is located on beautifully spacious grounds not far from the Royal Infirmary. The construction is in better condition than other castles and crowds are no where to... More 

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