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Address: Craigmillar Castle Road, Edinburgh EH16 4SY, Scotland
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Admire city views from the high ramparts of Edinburgh's 'other castle',...

Admire city views from the high ramparts of Edinburgh's 'other castle', play hide-and-seek in its labyrinth of chambers or picnic in its courtyards.

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Nice walk from city centre and worth it once you get there

Well preserved late-mediaeval castle that played a part in the murder of Mary Queen of Scots' husband Darnley. Unfortunately I normally visit on the way to the nearby hospital. It... read more

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Well preserved late-mediaeval castle that played a part in the murder of Mary Queen of Scots' husband Darnley. Unfortunately I normally visit on the way to the nearby hospital. It is a very pleasant walk from the city centre via the Queen's Park at Arthur's Seat. You can take the bus back

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Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

When you go to Edinburgh, this castle is a little bit further away from the city centre. With bus it is about 30 min, but this is fine. From the bus station to the castle it is a short walk over the mountains. The castle itself has almost no interpretation. There are just a few signs, but not a lot... More 

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Prague
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

so many castles in scotland but this one is a must see. been here 3 times and always enjoyed it.. plan it

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After joining Historic Scotland last month, we definitely now have had the opportunity to visit different castles we wouldn't have thought about before. This castle was an excellent find and apparently the most preserved ruin in Scotland. The castle itself was £4 to get in for paying members I think. The castle is a ruin and doesn't have anything in... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm an Aussie of Scottish parentage and my Dad grew up in Craigmillar. I have been past the castle SO MANY times and finally made it in. I am so glad I did. I always thought it was just a ruin but it is a well maintained ruin and more! Even without a roof there is much to explore, rooms... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 without a guide we went from room to room, from cellar to roof - exploring, and could only imagine the past of... More 

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Tiruchirappalli, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 the stairs to get a nice skyline view.

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Terrigal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was born and bred in Edinburgh and yet never made it here until I was in my fifties. Largely ruined but still able to create a magical mediaeval atmosphere with a significant history. Fantastic views from the battlements and great value. Really well worth a visit if you love castles and history but also for a tourist who wants... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Well worth a visit. Great views of Edinburgh and the Lothians from the battlements. Lots of nooks and crannies to explore.

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Glasgow
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

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.

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