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Tantallon Castle

April 09, 2013
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Open all year this 14th century castle is situated on the sea cliffs overlooking the Firth of Forth and the Bass Rock.

Inhabited by the Douglas family, one of the most powerful baronial families in Scotland, this early example of defence capabilities is not to be missed. For over three centuries the Castle stood as a noble fort and survived three sieges. Highlights of Tantallon Castle are; its stunning cliff top location with amazing views across the Firth and Forth and the Bass Rock; the gun replica in the East Tower, which is an exact copy of the sort of gun that would have been used to defend the castle; the stone curtain wall which is possibly the best 14th century architecture in Scotland; and the wildlife of rare fauna and flora that are abundant in the castle grounds.

Opening Times:
1 April – 30 September, Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun, 9.30 am to 5.30 pm
1 October – 31 October, Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun, 9.30 am to 4.30 pm
1 November – 31 March, Mon Tue Wed Sat Sun, 9.30 am to 4.30 pm

Admission prices:

All year
Adult £4.70, Child £2.35, Concession £3.70
Getting there:
From Duck’s follow the A198 Coastal Route to North Berwick. Continue to Follow the A198 out of North Berwick past Tesco on your left. Continue along coastal road, following the right hand bend, the Castle and parking is on your left; 15 to 20 minute drive.


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