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Craigmillar

Craigmillar, which means “High Bare Rock” in Gaelic, is a village that is situated about five kilometres from the city centre of Edinburgh, Scotland. Craigmillar is a relatively new settlement in Edinburgh and mostly consists of public housing schemes that were constructed after WWI. However, Craigmillar has an ancient history that is evidenced by the many 14th and 15th century structures that still dapple the landscape, including the local castle that is the main attraction in the area. Craigmillar was also known for its bevy of breweries, many of which operated for more than 100 years.

  • Explore the restored ruins of the Craigmillar Castle, and you will see one of the best-preserved medieval fortifications in all of Edinburgh, a stunning work of ancient architecture and engineering.
  • Check out the large concrete sculptures done by artist and criminal Jimmy Boyle, who constructed Gulliver, The Gentle Giant, which cares and shares sculpture for the Craigmillar Festival of 1976.
  • Catch an exciting shinty match on one of the University of Edinburgh playing fields in Craigmillar, and you can enjoy a unique sport on one of the oldest pitches in Scotland.

Edinburgh has a great system of public transportation that makes it easy for you to get to Craigmillar from just about anywhere in the city. The best way to get there is on a Lothian Bus, as they have several routes originating at various points around Edinburgh that go directly to Craigmillar. The railway line that once serviced Craigmillar is now closed, so bus is the best way to get there. Once there, you can get around Craigmillar easily on bicycle, as there are many dedicated paths that snake through the suburb.

Hotels near Craigmillar

136 hotels near Craigmillar

1 Prestonfield House Hotel

5 stars
Not yet reviewed

Priestfield Road Map

Prestonfield House Hotel Edinburgh makes for an ideal base for discerning business and leisure travellers visiting Edinburgh with its seamless fusion of old world glamour and opulence with modern... More

2 The Ben Doran Guest House

4 stars
4.3 / 5 4 reviews

11 Mayfield Gardens Map

The Ben Doran Edinburgh Guest House offers a fresh and welcoming ambience, and all possible facilities to ensure a most pleasant stay. GeneralFor a truly Scottish experience, guests can visit the... More

3 Edinburgh First

3 stars
3.7 / 5 7 reviews

18 Holyrood Park Road Map

Hotel Edinburgh First provides budget-friendly bed and breakfast accommodations suitable for leisure travelers or corporate visitors visiting the Scottish capital. From this Edinburgh property,... More

4 Macdonald Holyrood Hotel

4 stars
4.3 / 5 15 reviews

81 Holyrood Road Edinburgh Map

A quite haven, yet just a stone's throw from Edinburgh's bustling old city centre, the Macdonald Holyrood Hotel Edinburgh provides ideal accommodation for those on vacation as well as business.... More

5 Ten Hill Place

4 stars
4.4 / 5 24 reviews

10 Hill Place Map

Ten Hill Place Hotel Edinburgh is set within a stylish Georgian terrace in the New Town and has been redeveloped to provide comfortable contemporary accommodation right in the city centre. This... More

6 Holyrood Aparthotel

4 stars
4.8 / 5 16 reviews

1 Nether Bakehouse Close Map

The Holyrood Aparthotel Edinburgh comprises 41 fully serviced modern and stylish self-catering apartments in the city centre, right on the doorstep of historical attractions and designer shops.... More

7 Hotel Ceilidh-Donia

3 stars
3.8 / 5

14-16 Marchhall Crescent Map

Travellers on vacation or business trip in the capital of Scotland find suitable base in the comfortable accommodations of centrally located Ceilidh-Donia Hotel Edinburgh. This cosy value-for-money... More

8 Masson House Hotel

3 stars
3.6 / 5 10 reviews

18 Holyrood Park Ro Map

Enjoy cosy accommodations and idyllic location at Masson House Hotel. The accessible property is situated close to popular attractions in the city such as The Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle... More

9 Kenneth MacKenzie

3 stars
3.0 / 5 1 reviews

7 Richmond Place Map

Exploring the city is a breeze with Kenneth Mackenzie Suite as a base. Providing value for money, the property is within walking distance of attractions such as the National Museum of Scotland and... More

10 Salisbury Green Hotel

3 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews

18 Holyrood Park Rd Map

Salisbury Green Hotel Edinburgh offers ideal accommodation and exceptional services for a comfortable vacation. This hotel is placed close to many of the tourist attractions of the city. One of... More