Craigmillar Castle Junior Tour Guides

Craigmillar Castle Junior Tour Guides 2021-22


Unfortunately, due to Covid 19 restrictions this year, our Castleview Primary 7 pupils cannot take you on a live tour of the Castle.  However, we are delighted to announce that instead we have created a film of the tour for you to enjoy instead.

We take you on a tour of Craigmillar Castle, where Mary Queen of Scots once stayed, and show you what life was like for the Preston family who owned Craigmillar Castle during that time.  This year is the 12th year of our Junior Tour Guides project, run in partnership with Historic Environment Scotland.

At Castleview, we are committed to the spirit of a Curriculum for Excellence, and the tour encourages our children to share the wonderful rich Scottish heritage of the Craigmillar area. Pupils who have experienced our tour tell us that they learn so much when other children are leading the learning.

There are two films available for your class to watch, the Tour of the Castle accompanied by Sir Simon Preston and the members of his household (approx 23 minutes), plus the Object Handlers Tour (approx 17 minutes).  At the end of both films there is a QR code to take you to our feedback form.  Your comments will help us to learn how to make our tour even better in future years.

Here are the links to the two films:

Te Junior Tour Guides Film in the Castle and Grounds (Duration approx 24 minutes)

The Object Handlers Film (duration Approx 17 minutes)

For our Castleview families, you may enjoy seeing the outtakes from our film (duration 11 minutes)