Craigmillar Castle

First Monday of my holiday – husband at work and children occupied so I went out with my camera. I pass Craigmillar Castle every day on my way to work and have visited it several times before.

Craigmillar Castle is one of the most perfectly preserved castles in Scotland. Situated on the southern part of Edinburgh – a mile outside the old city walls.

Building began in the early 15th century, and over the next 250 years the castle became a comfortable residence surrounded by fine gardens and pasture land. The castles history is not only closely involved with the city, but plays an important part in the story of Mary Queen of Scots who fled to Craigmillar Castle after the murder of Rizzio. It was in the castle the plot was hatched to murder Marys  husband, Lord Darnley. Source РVisit Scotland.

 

 

About AMWeston

After too many years as an IT developer with various financial organisations I went back to University to study to be a teacher. I graduated in 2008. I am a mother of two - one girl and one boy. I am interested in new technologies especially how they can be used in education. I am Apple Teacher. I am a keen football supporter but gave up my season ticket due to being disheartened and lack of money/time.
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