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Craigmillar Castle

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What people say

"Perched atop a rugged hillside on the outskirts of Edinburgh, Craigmillar Castle stands as a silent witness to centuries of Scottish history and intrigue. Dating back to the 14th century, this imposing fortress has played a pivotal role in the country's tumultuous past, from sheltering nobles during times of war to hosting royal visits and clandestine meetings. Its weathered stone walls and imposing towers exude an air of mystery and defiance, offering visitors a glimpse into Scotland's medieval heritage. As they explore its labyrinthine chambers, hidden passageways, and echoing halls, they can almost hear the echoes of past footsteps and whispered secrets. Surrounded by tranquil gardens and commanding views of the surrounding countryside, Craigmillar Castle remains a captivating destination, where history comes to life amidst the rugged beauty of the Scottish landscape."
"Medieval castle, probably best known for association with Mary, Queen of Scotts. Although the entrance to the castle itself is paid for, you can still enjoy the exterior for free. Nice place for a walk through the fields and in the forest nearby. It's a great place for any bird lovers, many interesting species can be spotted there. "
"14th-century castle and grounds about 30 minutes by bus from the city centre. Less famous than Edinburgh castle but well worth a visit! Entry is around £7.50, for a family ticket is just £15"

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