Craigmillar Castle

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Craigmillar Castle
Craigmillar Castle Road
EH16 4SY

National Grid reference: NT 289 709

Telephone: 0131 661 4445

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Travel the green way

Help us cut carbon and traffic and preserve this historic site for future generations. Find out how to get here by train, bus, bike and foot

Craigmillar Castle is easily accessible from central Edinburgh by bus and cycling. We currently have a 25% off promotion for car-free visitors when booking through Good Journey.

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Walking and Wheeling

The castle is within 15 minutes’ walk of various bus stops which link directly to Edinburgh city centre - for more details, check out the bus section below.

Please avoid walking on Craigmillar Castle Road where there is no pavement, by using alternative pedestrian paths through the park. And for longer walking routes, consider loops around Holyrood Park. Pedestrian route on Google Maps


The castle is 10 minutes cycle from the Innocent Railway Tunnel, which forms part of National Cycle Network Route 1. Less experienced cyclists, including those with children, may wish to dismount for busy on-road sections between the tunnel and Craigmillar Castle Park. There is cycle parking outside the visitor centre. To plan your journey, try National Cycle Network routes.


The castle is 12-15 minutes’ walk from bus stops on Peffermill Road, Old Dalkeith Road and Little France Park, with frequent services to central Edinburgh. Refer to the Lothian Buses website for bus times and routes.

Buses stop at bus stops called ‘Craigmillar Castle Road’ on Peffermill Road. From there, walk along Craigmillar Castle Road. At Castlebrae Avenue, by the brown Craigmillar Castle Park board, make sure to follow the pedestrian path through the park to the castle.

Plan your journey by public transport using Traveline Scotland.


Parking is very limited at the castle, and spaces cannot be guaranteed. We would recommend using one of the sustainable travel routes above to visit the castle.

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Opening times

This site is open for you to enjoy but there are currently some access restrictions in place as a precautionary measure.

29 Mar to 30 Sept:
Daily, 9.30am to 5.30pm (last entry 4.45pm).

1 Oct to 28 Mar: 
Daily, 10am to 4pm (last entry 3.15pm).

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