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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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The most interesting castle in Edinburgh

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.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Brandon, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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321 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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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Braintree, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

My friend took me here and we came by bus (although there is parking if you are driving). We walked via the Craigmillar Park which gave us a beautiful autumnal walk to the castle and back. The entry fee was £5.50 for an adult and it was well worth it as you could easily spend all day there. The Castle... More 

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Thank Michelle B
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124 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

I drive past this castle every day and never thought to visit. Then one sunny afternoon we took our dog and went to check it out. I'm really glad we did because it's a beautiful, well-kept castle. Several rooms to explore and beautiful greenery. Bring your dog and hike around after and make a day of it!

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Columbia, Missouri
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49 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

There is so much to this old ruined castle. We had a lovely time exploring every inch. There is so much of interest here and it's a lovely location and easy to get to.

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Miami
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

We were recommended to come here by our B&B host and loved this place. There is a lot of construction around and found it difficult to drive in, but ignored the signs and we drove right in and had the place to ourselves. Took lots of pictures and enjoyed this castle by ourselves!

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