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Craigmillar Castle, Edinburgh

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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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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  • This is a wonderful medieval castle and fun to explore on a nice day. We visited around 11am and only us and a small group of schoolchildren were there. It felt like we had the place to ourselves - no...  read more »
  • Situated in a beautiful landscape with a really nice view. It's awesome because it's real and well preserved. There is much to discover and you can walk around freely in nearly every part. You get qui...  read more »
  • This is a small castle but has some very interesting points too it.very well discribed very informative and what's in each room..the views are outstanding as you would expect for Scotland. There is a ...  read more »
  • 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!
  • Impossible not to love Craigmillar Castle. They beautiful ruin was once home to.Mary Queen of.Scots and boasts some of the best views of Edinburgh and the.surrounding areas. Very much worth a visit, especially on a sunny day
  • A small yet beautiful castle. The entrance fee is a wee bit expensive for me.
  • In contrast to Edinburgh castle this one really gives a sense of the old history of medieval Scotland. Basically it is a large remains which you can walk through. Lots of rooms, hidden enclosures, walls and staircases. Beautiful! And the views from the top are astonishing. Just a 20 minute bus ride away from Princess street, this place is not crowded by all the tourists at all (yet).
  • Brilliant for the children to explore. We've got Historic Scotland membership which is great for just popping in for half-an-hour.
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