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Dirleton Castle

Closed Now: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Gorgeous castle and grounds

We had a great time here (4 adults and one dog). The castle was great to walk around and there were... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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We loved Dirleton Castle; One of our Favorites!!

We visited numerous castles while in Scotland and Ireland and found Dirleton to be one of our... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Holts Summit, Missouri
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A romantic castle often in the forefront of Scottish history since it was built in the 12th century. The renowned gardens include an Arts and Crafts herbaceous border and Victorian garden. The herbaceous border has been authenticated by the Guinness...more
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Dirleton Road, Dirleton, North Berwick EH39 5ER, Scotland
+44 1620 850330
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had a great time here (4 adults and one dog). The castle was great to walk around and there were many benches to just sit and soak up the atmosphere! The dog was very welcome as long as he stayed on his lead, he...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited numerous castles while in Scotland and Ireland and found Dirleton to be one of our favorites. We loved the history and the quality of the ruins. It was the best castle to see what life was like for these folks with much of...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This castle rocks. True you could not comfortably live in it any more but you can still get a real feel for the story of the place. Its up and down stairs on a mystery tour. Through a fireplace into a secret suite of rooms;...More

Thank Geoff C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The castle is ruined but has plenty of nooks and crannies to explore, the gardens are delightful and the setting equally so in an attractive village near North Berwick. It's a must see if in the area. Free admission for members of Historic Scotland and...More

Thank Gill P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I LOVE the Dirleton Castle. I have visited several times over the past 10 years and I still like walking around the premises. It is in very good shape and well worth a visit.

Thank Dana_Ross2010
Reviewed 20 August 2018

If Castles or gardens are your thing, this has both, that are worth visiting. The Castle is a fair size & has multiple rooms on multiple levels to explore, with enough signage on the walls to give some context as to what the room was...More

Thank Familyferg
Reviewed 19 August 2018

I've been to this castle twice and i'm impressed by how preserved it is. You can still walk through a lot of the rooms and really get an idea of what it must have been like to live there.

Thank msfrazer
Reviewed 5 August 2018

LOVELY castle! This is a huge expansive castle with a walkway all around it! The history is fascinating and beautiful!

Thank iamgateway
Reviewed 24 July 2018

We visited Dirleton Castle 21st July 2018, would recommend you visit, excellent value for money, lovely gardens, there was a 1 hour talk on brief history and the various means of combat equipment used in that era with plenty of replicas used to demonstrate uses,...More

Thank gary799
Reviewed 24 July 2018

a hidden Gem with a lot of little quaint areas to explore , you will love the place, the draw bridge is amazing !!

Thank Brian M
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25 July 2017|
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Response from Brian S | Reviewed this property |
I was there with my 7 year old son & 5 year old daughter, for a 7 year old, the castle is easily accessible but for my daughter, the steep stone steps and narrow staircases caused a few problems. - lot of hand holding and... More
Nigel D
31 August 2016|
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Response from AsbelLhant | Reviewed this property |
*allowed Lol. If your dog barks too much you may be kicked out ;)
19 June 2016|
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Response from binaduncan | Reviewed this property |
Sorry to be so long in replying we are staying where there is no internet connection. We travelled by bike so parking not a problem, in fact caretaker took our bikes into castle grounds! Dirleton is a quiet we place and... More