Apr-Sep: 9.30am-5.30pm; Oct-Mar: daily except Thu and Fri 10am-4pm - closed 25-26 Dec, 1 and 2 Jan
Built on a hillock, Craigmillar Castle was the scene of the darkest hours of the Stuarts. The L-shaped castle (14C), connected to constructions dating from the 15C (east) and the 16C and 17C (west), looms imposingly over two rows of curtains. The exterior wall demarcates a façade courtyard and gardens. Go to the top to take in the view over the whole complex.