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Craigmillar Castle


A well preserved medieval castle, Craigmillar has a tower house, courtyard and gardens.

Craigmillar Castle

A well preserved medieval castle, Craigmillar has a tower house, courtyard and gardens.

Craigmillar’s story is linked with that of Mary Queen of Scots. Superb views from tower house.

Highlights

  • The tower house – one of the oldest in Scotland, and with fascinating features, including a fine great hall and the so-called ‘Queen Mary’s Room’.
  • The views from the tower – over the city of Edinburgh, including Holyrood Park and Edinburgh Castle.
  • The nooks and crannies – a great castle to explore because of the many dark and mysterious chambers.
  • The grounds – including the remains of an unusual fishpond laid out in the shape of a letter P, for Preston.
Green Tourism Award - Gold

Location

Region – Edinburgh and the Lothians
Postcode: EH16 4SY

Opening arrangements

Summer
1 April - 30 September, Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun, 9.30 am to 5.30 pm

Winter
1 October - 31 March, Mon Tue Wed Sat Sun, 9.30 am to 4.30 pm

Admission prices

All year
Adult £5.50, Child £3.30, Concession £4.40

Events at Craigmillar Castle

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21 August 2014

The Three Estates Costume Exhibition

Stirling Castle

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Katy Dove Exhibition

Duff House

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Ring of Brodgar Guided Walk

Ring Of Brodgar Stone Circle and Henge

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Fortress for the King

Fort George

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