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Overview

Craigmillar Castle is currently closed. 

Following a member of staff testing positive for coronavirus, we have had to temporarily close the site as we are unable to operate with reduced staff numbers.

Robust physical distancing and hygiene measures have been in place on site, and we would like to reassure anyone who has visited the site that the risk of exposure to the virus is very low.  

Anyone considered to have been in close contact will be contacted by NHS Test & Protect. Please visit the NHS website for further information.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused and would ask visitors to please follow our social media channels for updates on re-opening dates.

How to book tickets

If you are a Member your ticket will be free, but you must book in advance.

We will be updating our social media channels as more dates are available to pre-book, but to be among the first to hear sign up to our newsletter.

Daytime admission tickets Historic Scotland Members English Heritage, Cadw & Manx Members Explorer Pass holders

Although things may be a little different, we hope that you will have an enjoyable visit and will be greeted with a warm and friendly smile by staff.

What will be open during your visit 

One-way system in operation

  • Courtyard
  • Tower House
  • East and West gardens
  • Gilmour Range
  • Preston Range
  • Shop
  • Toilets
  • Limited parking (first come first served basis). Please use public transport/bike/walk to the castle where at all possible

Some areas/facilities will remain closed for now, we have a phased approach to re-opening while we work to make them safe.

What to expect from your visit

Safety measures: 

  • Our staff have been trained in hygiene and physical distancing and have been provided with the necessary PPE
  • Signage is on site to guide visitors, including one way systems and marked areas that are currently closed to visitors
  • We have introduced enhanced cleaning measures, including our toilet facilities, to make visitors feel comfortable while visiting

Face coverings:

  • In line with Scottish Government legislation and guidance, face coverings are now mandatory if you are visiting any indoor/enclosed spaces at our sites including retail and catering areas (subject to some exceptions).
  • Masks will not be provided, so make sure you bring one with you
  • Face shields (e.g. visors) no longer count as face coverings on their own. They can only be worn in conjunction with other face covering
  • Face coverings are not required while visiting external areas of the sites
  • If you feel wearing a face covering at all times during your visit (including in external areas) will make you more comfortable, then please wear one, as we want you to enjoy your visit as much as possible

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