Dirleton Castle

Dirleton Castle
Dirleton, North Berwick, East Lothian, EH39 5EL
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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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Easter Eggsplorer Trail

Join an Easter Eggsploration through some of Scotland's castles, abbeys, forts and palaces. Find all the clues to complete the challenge.

Fri 14 Apr

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Sat 15 Apr

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Sun 16 Apr

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Mon 17 Apr

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Man at Arms Weapons Talk

The Man at Arms tells bloodthirsty tales of siege warfare and castle life, with a selection of medieval weapons to show off.

Sat 1 Apr

Included in usual admission / 01620 850330

Sat 8 Apr

Free price included in usual admission / 01620 850330

Sat 15 Apr

Free price included in admission / 01620 850330

Sun 16 Apr

Included in usual admission / 01620 850330

Mosstrooper!

In 1650 Oliver Cromwell laid siege to Dirleton Castle. Inside were a band of Covenanters – or mosstroopers as they were called – who had been marauding the land and disrupting supply lines after the Battle of Dunbar. Come along and learn more about this side of Dirleton's rich history.

Sat 6 May

Included in admission / 0131 668 8885

Sun 7 May

Included in admission / 0131 668 8885

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