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Address: Craigmillar Castle Road, Edinburgh EH16 4SY, Scotland
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+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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Lovely Castle and grounds

Craigmiller Castle is a lovely castle in pretty good shape, the grounds around it are also really nice for a walk. Often take the dog here as it is an ideal place for a relaxing... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
jamie1138
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Edinburgh
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Edinburgh
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31 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Craigmiller Castle is a lovely castle in pretty good shape, the grounds around it are also really nice for a walk. Often take the dog here as it is an ideal place for a relaxing wander.

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Edinburgh
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58 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellently preserved Castle on the outskirts of Edinburgh near Little France. Dogs are welcome also. Myself and family were members at the time so went on numerous occasions. My son loved exploring inside and outside of the castle and grounds. Staff were always happy to see Brodie our dog. I only rated this as average though due to one visit... More 

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Thank toddie1982
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been a few years since the last time we visited Craigmillar Castle and everytime I go, I very much love this place. Just around 1 mile from my house and a structure that you can see from far away or when passing by the road but very well to appreciate when you are inside looking around the all the chambers... More 

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Thank Luciano L
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice castle visit although small plenty to explore with fantastic views of south And centre of Edinburgh. Would b happy to visit again. Small car park but not too many visiting at the time

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Thank milkybarkid1982
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

Unlike the famous one, this feels like a real castle, built for protection (rather than as a military base) There is a real sense of what living there might have been like.

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4 Thank Roy11FP
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

Located in a nice area, not that far from city centre, easily found by public transport. A short walk takes you to the top of the hill where the castle is situated. There is an amazing view from there of the city, Arthur's Seat and the beach. It's a shame the castle is not accessible on Thursdays and Fridays as... More 

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2 Thank Lillaith
Brandon, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

A great castle ruin. lots of stairs, and history. views were terrific especially looking back on Edinburgh and Authur's seat. I would recommend this to anyone, just remember that you have about a 14 min walk from the bus stop (Craigmiller Castle Garden stop)

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3 Thank lowefam04
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

If it wasn't a bit awkward to get to this would be a 5 star attraction. Its a beautiful little castle complete with dungeons turrets battlements and spiral staircases. And at least one ghost! Well worth the trek.

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Thank Doune
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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334 reviews
113 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

This is a surprisingly interesting place and well worth a visit. It's a good place for children with plenty of places to run around and enjoy. There are buses to the area but the walk from the bus to the castle is through the housing estate -- this is no longer somewhere to avoid but it isn't very interesting. Better... More 

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Thank hilarymunro
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016 via mobile

Really beautiful castle lots of rooms to venture into and towers to climb and view the surroundings took us an hour and a half to view everything :) really enjoyable place to visit.

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