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what are the best castles to visit if we can only do 2 we are 2 adults and 2 daughters in their 20's

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We need more info to be able to best advise on this one!

What do you consider to be the "best"?

Where are you staying and what transport will you have available? How far are you prepared to travel? i.e. there's no point in us suggesting ones in rural aberdeenshire if you're staying in Edinburgh and dependent on public transport!

What time of year are you planning to visit? Some of the smaller castles in more remote places may close over winter months.

as you've posted in the Edinburgh forum then Edinburgh castle seems a pretty obvious answer!

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There are only a number of castles in the Edinburgh area. Craigmillar is one that the kids might want to run around in. But as you've given us very little useful information to go on, regarding length of visit and methods of transport, I might as well recommend Carcassonne.

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we are visiting in July, planning to hire a car for the day so we can see a castle and try clay shooting.

starting in edinburgh and sleeping in gullane so we can go biking the next day in the North Berwick area, where we will see an old castle Dirleton.

daughters are in their 20's not young children,

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Just over the Forth Road Bridge is Fife. There you will find Falkland Palace former home of the Stuart Family including Mary Queen of Scots who used it as her Hunting Lodge. She also played real tennis there. The court is one of only a few left in the country and is still in use and has been played on by Prince Edward, our present Queen's Son. The Palace and grounds are lovely and the village of Falkland is just like walking back into the past. undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/falkland/…

It may have been better if you had started just one thread on this Forum rather than two on the same subjects, as you are now going to get similar answers on both threads.

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If you have a car you can travel to Stirling Castle and either on the way there or on the way back to North Berwick - depending on the time you have take in Linlithgow Palace, Blackness Castle and / or Tantallon Castle.

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Tantallon Castle is also nearby if you are staying overnight at Gullane and so is Hailes Castle down on the edge of the Tyne. Just south of Edinburgh at under 30 min drive you have Critchton Castle and what will have just re-opened after a refurb of the bedrooms is Borthwick Castle which was another of Mary Queen of Scots favorites

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