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Craigmillar Castle

Listed under Castles & Palaces in Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

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A 15th century court with four corner turrets with corbelled parapets backs onto a cliff on the south side, where there is an L-plan tower house with two levels of vaults and many mural rooms. The east range with vaulted cellars is 16th century, and the west range with thinner walls and no vaults is 17th century. The castle belonged to the Prestons and lies quite close to Edinburgh.

Written by  Mike Salter.

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Oasis of shaded courtyard views

Craigmillar Castle, just outside Edinburgh city centre, was constructed in the 1400s, was given a bit of a facelift by the English in the 1500s (before becoming the brief home of Mary Queen of Scots) and is now a well-preserved oasis, with shaded courtyards and fine views of the Scottish capital from the top of the tower house.

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