Craigmillar Castle

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Craigmillar Castle



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Craigmillar Castle is a ruined medieval castle in Edinburgh, Scotland. It is three miles (4.8 km) south-east of the city centre, on a low hill to the south of the modern suburb of Craigmillar. The Preston family of Craigmillar, the local feudal barons, began building the castle in the late 14th century and building works continued through the 15th and 16th centuries. In 1660, the castle was sold to Sir John Gilmour, Lord President of the Court of Session, who breathed new life into the aging castle. The Gilmours left Craigmillar in the 18th century, for a more modern residence nearby Inch House and the castle fell into ruin. It is now in the care of Historic Environment Scotland as a scheduled monument.

Opening times

Monday9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday9:30 AM – 7:30 PM
Sunday9:30 AM – 7:30 PM

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