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Craigmillar Castle, Edinburgh

(4.6/5 based on 550+ 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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  • Visited Craigmillar Castle and was very happy with the experience. I visited with two 5 year olds who had recently completed a castle project at school and where keen to visit a real castle! You can r...  more »
  • Craigmillar Castle is a beautiful and tranquil castle steeped in history. It is a great place to go to avoid the busy tourist hotspots of the centre of Edinburgh, but is no-less rewarding! There is a ...  more »
  • Not easy to get to and poorly promoted, but well worth a visit - especially for Game of Thrones fans - a truly wonderful old castle, steeped in history and with fantastic views.  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!