A Ancient Castles in Edinburgh City Centre
Craigmillar Castle is a fascinating ruined castle, once lived in by Mary Queen of Scots, that commands great views over Edinburgh. The Tower house is one of the oldest buildings in Scotland and there are many areas to explore both within the castle walls and around the grounds. It has a pleasant atmosphere and is reasonably child friendly.
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The Private House Stay's Guide
Edinburgh City Centre
The Old Town of Edinburgh is built on a ridge that rises gradually from the Palace of Holyrood to Edinburgh Castle. There are staircase lanes, called Wynds, that lead off this 'Royal Mile' that give the impression of the city being built on multiple levels and buildings that date from the 11th Century. The New Town is also a World Heritage Site with its mix of Georgian town houses and the earliest examples in Europe of tenement flats. The views to be had from the Castle, Arthur's Seat and Calton Hill are dramatic and inspiring.