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. To plan Edinburgh vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.
Tours to Craigmillar Castle
On the Trail of Mary Queen of Scots Private Tour in a Minivan from Edinburgh BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $199
Duration: 8 hours
Mary Queen of Scots Luxury Private Tour with Scottish Driver BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $876
Duration: 7 to 8 hours
Craigmillar Castle reviews
Craigmillar Castle is a hidden gem in the heart of Edinburgh. What a big castle this is. Amazing space that's kept really well . Plenty of rooms to explore and lovely views of Edinburgh from the roof.... more »
I must have passed the sign for this castle hundreds of times and knew a little bit about its history as I only live about 40 miles away. We had a timed slot, due to covid restrictions, but found... more »
Charming, romantic ruins of a beautiful hunting castle with a rich history. It surprises with a great interior layout. You can explore with your pet. I would highly recommend!
Absolutely loved this place! I consider it the best place to visit in Edinburgh. A nice family home that has been preserved through the years. Once you get inside, you feel like people just moved out... Feels like the true spirit of Edinburgh - resilient, but hospitable.
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