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Craigmillar Castle, Edinburgh

(4.6/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web)
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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TripAdvisor
  • Well worth a visit. Great views of Edinburgh and the Lothians from the battlements. Lots of nooks and crannies to explore. 
  • Although this castle is a well preserved ruin, it is so interesting and great to walk about all the wee nooks and crannies. Definitely worth a visit. 
  • This wee spot is beautiful and the beauty of this historic ruin make the top of the art royal infirmary and sick kids hospitals across the road look like armature rubbish.. This Castle is centred in t...  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!