Craigmillar Castle

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Door into Chapel area with East range corner tower East range inner wall and corner tower
Above and Below are different views of the East Range and its towers. In the early 1700's, despite the building of the whole west range by Sir John Gilmour, the Gilmour family chose to abandon the residence and move to the newly-built Inch House. Craigmillar became overgrown and ruinous until it passed into State care in 1946.
East range from the outside East range corner tower in January
Craigmillar Castle is an oasis of peace within close range of the city. It has much to offer to the visitor inside and out with its many nooks and crannies, and stunning views over the surrounding landscape. In the north east corner of the castle are the walls of a chapel and a dovecot still favoured by the local pigeons!
The Chapel Chapel view from the Tower House

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