Edinburgh’s Craigmillar Castle

Whether you are visiting Edinburgh for a long period of time or a short period of time, there are a lot of things to do for every type of traveller. There’s no time limit when visiting Edinburgh it all depends on what you want to do and what you want to see. Whether that’s taking a shopping trip, looking at some interesting history, tasting some spectacular food, going on walks or living the party life and going to some of the most popular festivals in the UK.

Visiting Craigmillar Castle in Edinburgh - Easicampers Edinburgh

Craigmillar Castle in Edinburgh

The building of Craigmillar Castle began in the early 15 century and for over the next 250 years the castle became a residence that was surrounded by beautiful gardens and pastureland. There’s so much history behind the castle and it’s not only involved with the city of Edinburgh but is also involved in the story of Mary Queen of Scots, who fled to Craigmillar Castle after the murder of Rizzio, the castle was where the plot was hatched to murder Lord Darnley who was Mary’s husband.

In the castle there is a wide range of private rooms linked to the hall of the old tower, wedding ceremonies take place in the great hall which can fit a total of 60 people.

If you love to learn about history, then visiting Craigmillar Castle will be ideal for you as it’s full of history from the past and present, if that isn’t enough for you then why not take a drive through the city where you will be able to look at some old buildings with your own eyes.

This will give you a clear insight of what the buildings looked like it also gives you an image of how people lived in the past, there are many museums located in Edinburgh that give you the chance to learn interesting hidden facts about Edinburgh that you might not have known before. Did you know that there’s tours in Edinburgh that take you to some of the oldest points in Edinburgh and give you the chance to learn about history.

Craigmillar Castle

Adult: £6 per ticket
Child: £3.60 per ticket
Concession: £4.80 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.


Opening times

1 Apr to 30 Sept:
Daily, 9.30am to 5.30pm
Last entry 5pm

1 Oct to 31 Mar:
Daily, 10am to 4pm
Last entry 3.30pm

Craigmillar Castle is three miles south from Edinburgh’s city centre and fifteen miles from Easicampers Edinburgh.

Hiring a campervan in Edinburgh you can explore the area from the comfort of your own hotel on wheels.


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