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Craigmillar Castle

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The castle of Craigmillar is one of the most perfectly preserved castles in Scotland. Even today, the castle retains the character of a medieval stronghold. Building began in the early 15th century, and over the next 250 years the castle became a...more
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Craigmillar Castle Road, Edinburgh EH16 4SY, Scotland
+44 131 661 4445
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All reviews nooks and crannies royal infirmary mary queen of scots tower house dalkeith road historic scotland a small gift shop arthur's seat city centre information boards guide book back in the day ticket office great for kids well worth the visit interesting history walk up
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Reviewed 1 week ago

With time to spend and looking for an attraction near to Edinburgh we decided on a visit here and what a good idea it was. Brilliant setting, friendly staff and a marvellously well preserved ruin of a castle. Lots to see, climb and explore.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A hidden gem of a castle ruin almost unspoken of and unpublicized. A short bus ride and short walk from our B&B in Mayfield Gardens. The walk from Old Dalkeith road was on a street with no foot path which was a wee bit scary...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a lovely castle with grounds nearby for walking children and dogs. It is an absolute gem of a castle with lots of little side rooms and 2 beautiful trees in the courtyard. Not to be missed and only a few miles south of...More

Thank ApricotKatie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On the edge of town, quite hard to park but we were directed to Bridgend Farmhouse and walked up. One of the best castles I've ever been to. Although much is ruins, much remains - more than enough to give a true flavour of the...More

Thank Stellanova7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

ardsmuir prison from the outlander series, but what an amazing preserved castle. well worth the time and a value. 3miles from Arthurs seat

Thank airduchvac
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I lived in Edinburgh for 5 years and never knew this place was here! If not for Outlander, I would never have known. But well worth a visit and exploring this place - which you do on your own, with no map. There are stairs...More

Thank xmissjanex
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised when I visited this wee gem of a castle on our Door step in Edinburgh. It has a similar feel to it as Linlithgow Palace because it’s very much a shell but still has lots of stair cases and rooms for...More

Thank theprovans
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Can't believe it has taken me 47 years to visit this gem that is on my doorstep. Much more to see than I could have imagined. Lots to see and lots of information boards to read. Amazing views from the top of the castle too....More

Thank Jill B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hidden gem of a castle lies just outside Edinburgh, and although only has a very small car park, was completely empty for my visit. As with all Historic Scotland properties, there was a small ticket office and gift shop, maintained by a very knowledgable...More

Thank Laurence E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was my number one to see when I was planning my trip to Edinburgh and I am not disappointed! It was fantastic to go there and see this lovely place. I will come back one day, for sure :)

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Brittaney C
14 August 2018|
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Response from NesKhan | Reviewed this property |
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Response from myfunnybones | Reviewed this property |
Not a problem as this place is near a residential area.
Phoebe D
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Response from Luisa K | Reviewed this property |
Yes, yo can take the bus to the Royal Infirmery. It is next to Craigmillar.
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