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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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interesting place

really nice, secluded and hidden castle, surrounded by a pretty meadow, in a very quiet part of town. the castle is mostly just ruins, but its still nice to see.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
macius s

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

really nice, secluded and hidden castle, surrounded by a pretty meadow, in a very quiet part of town. the castle is mostly just ruins, but its still nice to see.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This castle is a little off the path but totally worth the visit! It is a gorgeous castle in a quiet village out in an open field. It is very picturesque. Also, because it is outside of town there are not Amy people and a lot of room to explore. If you are in Edinburgh and have half a day,... More 

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Rawlings, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have an hour or less and want to see a great example of a classic castle, then Craigmillar Castle is for you! It is located just outside the outskirts of Edinburgh. You can see the Edinburgh Castle from the ramparts. The castle has all the things you would expect from rounded towers and iron gates to dungeons and... More 

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Thank Barry W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Small parking area. which one lady seamed to have a problem reversing out of. watch your wing mirrors. The Castle its self was very interesting. With good views of Simons seat.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Easily accessible to the public buses that go to/from the City Centre with a just a short walk. Compared to Edinburgh Castle this is more of a ruin and lot of fun to climb around on. Take a picnic and enjoy the views of Edinburgh, Arthur's Seat and Beyond!

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1 Thank globalgal90
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

Having bought an explorers pass, we found out about Craigmillars Castle as an option to visit. We didn't really thought it would be great. But it is easy to reach by public transport, just take bus 33 and get off the stop before the infirmary. When we arrived the castle ruins were almost abandoned. There was just one lady working... More 

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1 Thank IvoM86
Coventry, United Kingdom
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281 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Although this is quite a way from Edinburgh city centre, I walked, as the guide book I was using had some interesting visits on the way, the castle was very interesting.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

There are some interesting things to see but overall not more than a few hours of your day. Again has free entry on the St Andrew's weekend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

This was more interesting and a better trip than Edinburgh Castle. The crowds where not a factor and I could just feel the history here.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

So, confession time: I work for this company. So, you might think my review will be biased somewhat but, actually, I visit a LOT of castles so I have a decent experience on which to compare this site. This place is perfect family fodder: enclose and safe; beautiful, intriguing and interesting surroundings (the big tree inside the castle itself is... More 

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