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Tantallon Castle

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Address: North Berwick EH39 5PN, Scotland
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Ascend Tantallon's towers for spectacular views of the Bass Rock and to...

Ascend Tantallon's towers for spectacular views of the Bass Rock and to watch gannets plunge into the North Sea. Then descend into the depths of a particularly grim pit prison.

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I loved this castle, with it's brooding mass sitting on the cliff. The interpretation panels show that this wouldn't have always been the case - it was modelled on a French... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Wellington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved this castle, with it's brooding mass sitting on the cliff. The interpretation panels show that this wouldn't have always been the case - it was modelled on a French chateau and would have been quite elegant before it's slow decline. Historic Scotland have excellent information around the site and the setting is dramatic and photogenic. Even on a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love Tantollon Castle with its spectacular setting on the cliffs just outside North Berwick. A lovely place to visit at any time of year. The children live climbing the spiral staircases and clambering and exploring. It's sheltered from the prevailing westerly winds once you go through the keep into the castle and has plenty of space to run around... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had driven past Tantallon lots of times and thought it was an interesting and pretty dramatic ruin but had never stopped and actually visited the site = mistake! You will not be disappointed by spending 1 - 2 hours at Tantallon. You can climb the ramparts and get sublime views of the Bass Rock and east coast, visit the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well where do I start my partner Gary and I found this place stunning the weather wasn't too bad sunny but windy the views from the castle were breathtaking and you could see the Bass Rock which seemed so close, we are members of Historic Scotland so i cost us nothing to get in as we are paying membership fees... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good views of the coast especially if you like bird watching. Not easy if you are unsure on your feet as there are a lot of steps if you want to take full advantage of views.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a site which has it all, history, excitement and just amazing views. A ruin on Scotland's dramatic coastline with views of Bass Rock, secluded beaches and cliffs. The history of the castle is as dramatic as its location. The castle is mainly ruined but there are still lots of passages and staircases to explore and you can walk... More 

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Thank Kath M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love Scotland, and we took a walk from North Berwick to Tantallon Castle.The castle is amazing with costal panoramic view. I loved the little shop at the entrance where we bought some souvenirs just to remember.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

One Sunday in January we visited Tantallon Castle and were very pleasantly surprised by the feel of the history in this castle. While it was "self lead" and we just wondered around and read the signs, it was truly a great castle to visit and would recommend it. We were fortunate that it was not crowded at all, only 4-6... More 

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Thank Heather D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Living nearby I have visited often - on my own with the dog, or with friends. There is a small car park near the shop and a larger car park at the entrance gates which involves a bit of a walk to the shop and ticket.There are toilets and a very good shop with quality gifts and souvenirs, books about... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Interesting ruins of a castle with several floors you can access and feel the history with the cliff edge views a bonus and you can almost touch the Bass Rock, it is not far off-shore with its ruined chapel, prison and working lighthouse. The earthworks, ditches and ruined walls give a great impression of the fortifications of 600 years ago.

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