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Dirleton Castle & Garden

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Address: Dirleton Road, Dirleton, North Berwick EH39 5ER, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1620 850330
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Description: Tease out the hints of a long and eventful history in these well-preserved...
Tease out the hints of a long and eventful history in these well-preserved ruins. Cross the deep moat guarded by high walls and an imposing tower, glancing up at the 'murder hole' above your head. Look for the vaulted dome inside the 1249 tower, the grim prison and pit and the 1550s 'beehive' dovecote. Discover stories of sieges, nobility and witchcraft.
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We found this castle by accident and are so pleased we did. Set on a small hill with easy access through some beautiful gardens there is an amazing amount of the castle still... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Derby, United Kingdom
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Derby, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We found this castle by accident and are so pleased we did. Set on a small hill with easy access through some beautiful gardens there is an amazing amount of the castle still standing and available to wander around. The castle has been homes to many families over centuries so it's great to see and imaging how much it did... More 

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Sonoma, Ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

What an amazing castle and the gardens you won't believe!! Be sure not to miss this one. You can bring a picnic lunch and eat on the grounds in the middle of their outstanding garden

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Esher, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

As a regular visitor to Scotland and the Scottish Heritage sites I am always so impressed but the sheer professionalism in the presentation and maintenance of This wonderful attraction, The fact that this has the longest herbaceous border in the world is reason enough to visit but the constant attention to detail and the beautiful resulting splendour is worth every... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Lovely gardens and picturesque setting. Lots of rooms to see in the castle itself and the village is lovely and ideal for a nice lunch or afternoon tea.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Lots of well place information in vast ruins. The gardens are lovely and there was entertainment for children.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Really lovely gardens and visitor attaction. Friendly staff and a great family day out. The castle provides great view of the East Lothian countryside whilst the well labelled garden is a joy to view.

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Portsmouth uk
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Great castle visit, most of the castle is accessible really atmospheric and great photographic opportunities. Fabulous gardens, really beautiful and a. Magnificent herbaceous border.

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Edinburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Even if you are, like me, not a gardener, you will find the gardens at Dirleton Castle an absolute delight. The herbaceous borders are superb masses of carefully matched colours, offering different views from inside and outside the oval garden. The formal gardens through the wall are a riot of colours from the bedding plants in the immaculately mown and... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Dirleton Castle and Garden was one of the highlights of our holiday in Scotland! Exploring the castle was amazing as there seemed to be something new to see around every corner. Our two teenagers loved that there was open access to every corner of the castle, nothing seemed to be off limits. Being able to explore the castle ruins was... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

A great place for children. They weren't looking forward to the visit but when getting in the castle which is ruins they thought hide and seek was most entertaining. They are all in early teens so it was good fun. They were most disappointed when it was time to leave. The man at the front desk was very helpful and... More 

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