Craigmillar Castle

Craigmillar Castle Attraction Edinburgh

Did you know Edinburgh has two castles? Craigmillar Castle lies to the south of the city and NO she isn’t Edinburgh Castle’s frumpier ugly sister, she is a little gem hidden in plain sight!


You won’t find hordes of tourists here – there is no reason for it, people just haven’t caught on to this fabulous attraction. Craigmillar Castle is considered to be one of Scotland’s best castle ruins and you are free to explore all the nooks and crannies it has to offer at your leisure.  Climb the stairs and walk along the castle walls for a great view above the tree tops to Arthur’s seat and Edinburgh in the distance.

Click Here to download the bus directions from Barony House 
Our location = just one quick bus ride from the bus stop right outside!


We at Barony House rate Craigmillar Castle 5 STAR, not only is it offered at a bargain basement price of only £5.50 per adult (a rarity these days!) but you will most likely be one of only a handful of people visiting at any given time – a truly unique experience in the UK’s second most visited city!

craigmillar2Climb to the top of the castle walls…craigmillar5and enjoy this view!!
craigmillar3Explore these ruins at your leisure

Entry cost:
Adult: £5.50, Child aged 5–15: £3.30, Child under 5: FREE
Opening Hours:
1 April to 30 September: Monday to Sunday, 9.30am to 5.30pm
1 October to 31 March: Daily except Thursday and Friday, 10am to 4pm

craigmillar61902 Postcard: “Edinburgh from Craigmillar Castle”