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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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Great place to visit, set within and lovely East Lothian village, lots of history, worth buying an annual pass for Historic Scotland, which gives access to dozens on venues... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Edinburgh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Great place to visit, set within and lovely East Lothian village, lots of history, worth buying an annual pass for Historic Scotland, which gives access to dozens on venues throughout Scotland for a whole year.

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Southport, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Lovely castle and gardens. Great for children and adults alike to explore. Some of the castle ramparts are steeper than others but a lovely areas to explore and very tranquil too.

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Kansas CIty, MO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We loved this castle. The building itself is mostly ruins, but you can still walk over the drawbridge and walk up and down some of the old stairs to see living areas. The grounds surrounding the castle are beautiful, full of lush greenery and flowers, even in the fall. We very much enjoyed this castle.

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Modena, Italy
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

such a beautiful ruin , took a bus from North Berwick , lovely garden such a beautiful place ! set in the middle of the village

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Wroclaw, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Beautiful flower beds. The castle is modest but gives a good idea about a real life of castle inhabitants. Worth a detour!

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

we arrived, and parked, in the lovely village of Dirleton, only £5.00 for entry, gentleman in office very informative, advised not to miss gardens and dovecote, free guide leaflet or buy guide book . We walked out of entrance to be greeted by a beautiful garden, well tended and in full Bloom ( early July), spent a good hour wandering... More 

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Galashiels, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This little castle with its magnificent gardens is a real treat. It has a very peaceful atmosphere, quite serene in fact. The gardens are wonderful, with the MOST magnificent herbaceous borders. The outer gardens are also well laid out, and compliment the Semi-ruined castle beautifully. The staff are helpful with sound knowledge of the history.

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Englewood, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

a real 13th century castle right acrooss the street is the perfect setting for this village and the open arms hotel

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culby
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Dirleton is a nice castle to visit, with beautiful gardens. It's a ruin with lots of rooms and passageways, we enjoyed it.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

A beautiful ruined castle in spectacular setting on firth of forth. great to walk around, admire and sit in grounds for a picnic or dog walking.

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Address: Dirleton Road, Dirleton, North Berwick EH39 5ER, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1620 850330
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  East Lothian  >  North Berwick  >  Dirleton

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