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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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Old ruin with charm

This is an ancient castle now a ruin .It was like many a victim of the tyrant Oliver Cromwell . Grounds are very nice and castle although a ruin is interesting . Lovely... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is an ancient castle now a ruin .It was like many a victim of the tyrant Oliver Cromwell . Grounds are very nice and castle although a ruin is interesting . Lovely location in Dirleton village which is quite idyllic Well worth a visit .

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Tranent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Lets start with the spectacular gardens, a real delight to walk around, the perfume of the flowers, wonderful. Then, there is the castle with so many nooks and crannies, a real hide and seek castle. What plots and deeds were carried out here. Just think of the goings on the kitchen and dining hall. The sights must have been spectacular.... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Went to see the castle with my wife and daughter. The Castle is a ruin but the gardens were very nice. The staff were friendly and we made a great day out of it with a beach not far away.

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Vero Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The castle if very doable. It's smallish but complete enough to get a real feeling of what it was like to live in one. If you have an hour or two, it's worth a drive to see it. And the gardens are spectacular.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Beautiful gardens surrounding castle with bowling green.visited several times in the past and enjoyed the friendly exchanges from the custodian although disappointed to have missed him on this occasion.

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Northallerton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

There isn't a lot of castle to see but what there is is interesting. The gardens are beautiful and extensive....Owned by Scottish Heritage .

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Pender Island, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

With our guide from Go Forth tours we visited this wonderful, historic site. Beautiful. We had a youngster with us who was enthralled with the grounds

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strathaven
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Wonderfull castle and grounds to explore,spend an afternoon there and enjoy both exploring the castle and the plants within the garden area.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We went with our three children; 4, 6 and 8, excellent castle for exploring and lovely gardens. The day we went they had on a special re-enactment medieval event on which only added to the days enjoyment. It's not huge which is again great for young families but plenty to explore and great for picnics. Only down side is no... More 

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Winchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The gardens are lovely and the castle very interesting. Lots of ruins to explore. Definitely worth a visit.

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Address: 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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