Around 19 miles east of Edinburgh and two miles north of North Berwick, Dirleton Castle is a fortress whose origins date to the 13th century. The structure, which includes a pit-prison, chapel and cavernous storage vaults, is set within extensive gardens from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
13th-century Dirleton Castle has boasted a garden probably since its earliest days as a medieval fortified residence. Today, there is a colourful blend of traditional formal gardens and more contemporary plantings, including – as the Guinness Book of Records testifies – the world’s longest herbaceous border.
• In Dirleton village 3m W of North Berwick on the A198 • Open all year • Admission: Adult £4.70 Child £2.35 Concessions £3.70 • VisitScotland grading ★★★★
Find out more about Dirleton Castle at historic-scotland.gov.uk
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