Edinburgh’s Other Castles

We all are aware the Edinburgh castle is our city’s most popular tourist attraction; the massive medieval fortress sitting atop of a volcanic rock is impressive to say the least.  However Edinburgh has more than just one castle.  here are Edinburgh’s Other Castles

Lauriston Castle

2 Cramond Road South, Davidson’s Mains, Edinburgh EH4 6AD.
Head out towards crammond and you can find Lauriston Castle; this is a 16th century tower house with 19th century extensions overlooking the Firth of Forth, with some cracking views.  You can access the castle via guided tours.  Within the grounds is a very nice Japanese garden, this is the Edinburgh-Kyoto Friendship Garden, opened in 2002 to celebrate the twinning with Kyoto Prefecture.

Lauriston Castle

Lauriston Castle

Edinburgh Museums and Galleries link

Craigmillar castle

Craigmillar Castle Rd, Edinburgh EH16 4SY
Lets be honest, lauriston Castle doesn’t really look like a castle at all, where as Craigmillar looks like a classic.   The old medieval ruins of this 14th century castle is how many in-vision a castle to be, Craigmillar is one of the best-preserved medieval castles in Scotland, it’s tower house is one of the oldest in Scotland, from where you can get some stunning panoramic views of the city.  This castle is about 3 miles southeast of the city center.

Craigmillar Castle

Craigmillar Castle

Historic Scotland Link

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