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Craigmillar Castle

Open today: 09:30 - 17:30
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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 2 weeks ago

We took a bus here from our B&B at our hosts recommendation. It was a bit of a hike through the actually beautiful fields to find the entrance, but well worth it. Such history took place here! We wandered all around the castle and grounds....More

Thank pasowine
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved Craigmillar Castle; we were lucky to go on a beautiful fall day when very few people were there. While it doesn’t have a ton of information, you’re really at your leisure to explore and get a sense of what the castle was like...More

Thank Storyteller820890
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With the knowledge that Wednesday 17Oct2018 was forecast as being a sunny day we caught the bus from Glasgow just after 9 am and alighted in Princes Street Edinburgh . We could have got a bus to the Royal Infirmary opposite our choice of castle...More

Thank Nauldy1978
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 5 weeks 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

Thank hikesedonachick
Reviewed 5 October 2018 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 4 October 2018

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 October 2018

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 October 2018

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 30 September 2018 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

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11 November 2018|
Response from Clare S | Reviewed this property |
According to the Historic Scotland website: Visitors' dogs are allowed at Craigmillar Castle, but are not permitted in roofed areas. Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times and not left unattended. A no fouling rule... More
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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.