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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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 7 May 2005

Craigmillar Castle is a very intact set of ruins that you can explore. The castle is on the city bus route 14 at the southern end of the route, so it's pretty easy to get to, although once you get off the bus there is...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2014 via mobile

I want to tell you how good this castle is, I want to tell you of its history, the location, the condition, the ambiance of standing in this fantastic castle. I want to tell you how I was excited about coming back here for the...More

13  Thank ABiker1979
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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 yesterday via mobile

We came here before we head back home. The castle was full of history you can feel it as soon as you step on its grounds. the view from the top was breathtaking you can see the holyrood and the edinburgh castle from the top....More

Thank ishib2014
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

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Reviewed 3 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 10 October 2018

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.

1  Thank Jean P
Reviewed 9 October 2018

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 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

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10 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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13 August 2018|
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Response from NesKhan | Reviewed this property |
1-2 hours.
8 April 2018|
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Response from myfunnybones | Reviewed this property |
Not a problem as this place is near a residential area.
Phoebe D
9 October 2017|
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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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30 September 2017|
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Response from Emily S | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are. All through the park and in the castle.