Craigmillar Castle Park is located in south east Edinburgh, about 4 km from the city centre, and provides visitors with the chance to enjoy a range of landscapes and scenic views. The park sits between Old Dalkeith Road and Craigmillar Castle Road, and is easily accessible by buses or on foot from communities in southern Edinburgh. The park is 54 hectares in size and comprises a mixture of parkland and woodlands of various ages and species compositions.
The park is an important designed landscape, and due to its proximity to Craigmillar Castle, the surrounding parkland is a designated Scheduled Ancient Monument. The views from the park include some of the best in Edinburgh and extend across the Forth, to Arthur’s Seat, and to the Pentlands. A network of new paths allows visitors to see the different areas of the park. A large amount of the woodland in the park was planted in 1997 as part of the Millenium Forest for Scotland, and drew large numbers of volunteers to assist in the planting of a range of native trees. Many of these woodland areas are now maturing well, and provide excellent habitat for a range of wildlife.
An adventure playground with a range of climbing nets, slides and other features is in the park, and provides young people of various ages with a well designed and exciting feature to enjoy. It is easily accessible from the paths throughout the park, identified on maps at entrances.