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Dirleton Castle & Garden

Dirleton Road, Dirleton, North Berwick EH39 5ER, Scotland
01620 850 330
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Dirleton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Cultural
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Type: Castles, Cultural

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English first
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Visited in November- the herbaceous border was clearly going in to hibernation, but the Castle itself was great fun to look around- brilliant access to loads of the ruined rooms and you can get to the top of the main tower! Be careful if you're not 100% steady on your feet- some of the stair cases are narrow and uneven.... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Fantastically looked after castle and gardens. Well worth a visit if you happen to be in the area. Obviously far better to visit during the summer months.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Dirleton Castle itself is not super impressive, but the gardens should be very nice in spring and summer. Unfortunately, we went on St. Andrew's Day, at the end of November, free of entry fee, and there wasn't much to see in the gardens, either. The staff was really friendly, and they dressed up as knights for a guided tour in... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We visited this attraction and had a surprisingly nice time in the gardens and exploring the ruins of the castle. As a side trip and knowing it was out of season for their gardens it was very enjoyable. I have now got a good mind to be back during Summer or Spring so I can mill around the gardens some... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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66 reviews 66 reviews
32 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

One would think that after visiting 30 plus castles and grand homes in Ireland and Scotland one would have had enough but Dirleton is pretty special - from the worlds longest herbaceous border to the moa, to the dovecot to the numerous remaining parts of the castle - well worth a visit

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Luton, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

First thing to point out is that there are no public toilets here. There were toilets next to the nearby play park, but they were closed. There is a pub over the road from the castle entrance, if they allow you to use their facilities. The castle itself is situated in pleasant, well cared for gardens. The entrance to the... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
21 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Very enjoyable trip to Dirleton Castle, lots of rooms to explore, some towers to climb plus fabulous cellars and prison pit. Lacking some facilities (toilets for example) so I knocked off a point but well worth a visit

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Merthyr Tydfil
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206 helpful votes 206 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Lovely castle, building began in 1240 by John De Vaux. It is now under the care of Historic Scotland, loads of rooms to explore and we had a great visit. No toilets in castle but public toilets nearby.

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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129 reviews 129 reviews
81 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This is a charming castle with many rooms to explore in a castle of this condition. You can just imagine Lords and Ladies strolling round the beautiful gardens and playing bowls. The information boards were easy to follow and helped flesh out your understanding of the rooms. My family loved it and are still talking about it.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
36 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This is one of my favourite castles and I've seen a few. The gardens are a real delight, beautifully planted and the long bridge up to the castle makes for a dramatic entrance. Inside there is a labyrinth of rooms to explore, both above and below ground. Lots of spiral staircases going up and down with twists and turns and... More 

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