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Craigmillar Castle, Edinburgh

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Although Craigmillar Castle is a ruined medieval castle, this site is one of the best preserved medieval castles in Scotland. When you explore, you will find a spacious courtyard in the middle, while picturesque gardens and small ponds surround the castle. Don’t miss the walls of a chapel and a dovecot in the northeast corner as well. The castle is best known for its association with Mary, Queen of Scots, who arrived there following an illness after the birth of her son, James VI. Make Craigmillar Castle a part of your Edinburgh vacation plans using our Edinburgh trip itinerary planner.
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  • The suburbs south of Edinburgh. And not drive away, but conversely, standing in silence on the outskirts of the settled, shall be carried over the history of the Scottish location. I said that Mary Queen of Scots was the same time as Queen Elizabeth II in the middle ages and even visited. Only, there remains a part of a stone building in the extensive grounds. It is a location overlooking the presence of vast, magnificent castles, feel the weight of history is not being made out.
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  • History echoes through the remains of this magnificent place, as we explored it for a good amount of time. It doesn't look like much from the road but... Once you're there it has so much to offer and ...  more »
  • This is one of the small castle amid a plain. This gives a good view of Edinburgh. If you love castles and history, it is a best off the beaten track. It is ruined but still standing. Climb through th...  more »
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  • Beautiful Park with Forest and Fields.. Castle? The castle is okay, but the real gem here is the park! It is a large park with forest, trails, meadows, and fields. I saw four deer here one evening.
  • Great atmosphere and excellent views across Edinburgh. Easy to get to via Innocent Railway path
  • Great views over Arthur's Seat and Edinburgh. Quiet with few tourists.
  • We really enjoyed exploring this castle ruins on a beautiful summer day.
  • Loved the look and feel of Craigmiller castle! You definitely feel like you're in a castle and not just a museum. Worth the trip to see this!