Tantallon Castle

North Berwick : view map

The spectacle of Tantallon Castle perching in it’s cliff top position is simply breath-taking. The fortress has watched over the Firth of Forth since the 14th century and is as domineering now as it must have been then. It was built by the 1st Earl of Douglas and has seen many battles and several sieges in it’s lifetime. It was almost destroyed in 1528 by James V and was again a target during Oliver Cromwell’s invasion of Scotland in 1651. It is an uninhabited ruin today but is more than worth a visit.

Despite it’s condition, Tantallon Castle still boasts the best example of 14th century castle architecture Scotland has to offer.

Admission :  Adults £4.70  /  Children £2.35  /  Concessions £3.70
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