A gorgeous castle ruin in Edinburgh, accessible by public transit? Sign me up! Check out Craigmillar Castle, and grab a pint at the Sheep Heid Inn!
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Interested in visiting Edinburgh's
Yes, you do need a ticket to visit Craigmillar Castle! You can pick up your reasonably priced tickets at the little ticket house upon your arrival. As of 2020, adults are 6 pounds/ person.
What should I see at Craigmillar Castle?
Craigmillar is safe (some parts have been discreetly reinforced. Other parts are blocked off). As the Castle is not generally crowded, you can stand, completely alone, in rooms forgotten by time and ravaged by weather. Fun fact: Craigmillar Castle was featured in Outlaw King, with Chris Pine as Robert the Bruce (Fall, 2018).
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The Oldest Pub in Scotland:
The Sheep Heid Inn, Duddingston
How to get to The Sheep Heid Inn from Craigmillar Castle
On the sweetest little street (left off the main road), you’ll find The Sheep Heid Inn - which many believe to be the first of many, many, many pubs in Scotland. Its website touts a 1360 establishment date.
Time for a pint at The Sheep Heid Inn
Famous visitors to the Sheep Heid Inn
Getting back to Edinburgh from the Sheep Heid Inn
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