Tantallon Castle

Tantallon Castle
North Berwick, East Lothian, EH39 5PN
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Three miles east of North Berwick is Tantallon Castle, which sits on a promontory facing Bass Rock. Its 14th century architecture is protected on one side by a medieval curtain wall, while the other three sides are naturally protected by sea cliffs. It is said to be haunted by courtly figure dressed in a ruff. The lovely Seacliff beach is nearby.

A formidable stronghold set atop cliffs on the Firth of Forth, Tantallon Castle was the seat of the Douglas earls of Angus. Tantallon served as a noble fortification for more than three centuries and endured frequent sieges.

• 3m E of North Berwick off the A198 • Open all year. Winter: closed Thursday and Friday • Admission: Adult £4.70 Child £2.35 Concessions £3.70 • VisitScotland grading ★★★★

Find out more about Tantallon Castle at historic-scotland.gov.uk

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