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Address: North Berwick EH39 5PN, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1620 892727
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Description: Ascend Tantallon's towers for spectacular views of the Bass Rock and to...
Ascend Tantallon's towers for spectacular views of the Bass Rock and to watch gannets plunge into the North Sea. Then descend into the depths of a particularly grim pit prison.
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Everything you could want in a castle!

If you only go to one castle in this part of Scotland, make it Tantallon. It's the sort of place that has inspired all the stories we love as children. It's got everything you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

If you only go to one castle in this part of Scotland, make it Tantallon. It's the sort of place that has inspired all the stories we love as children. It's got everything you could want: tower, dungeons, portcullis (you have to imagine that bit), ramparts, amazing location and a great history. Lots of nooks and crannies to explore. Fascinating... More 

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Innerleithen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Wow! Absolutely superb. This place is just stunning, from the views to the preservation of the castle. Well worth the £5.50 charge.

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Kansas CIty, MO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I can only imagine what this castle looked like before it fell to ruin. It is HUGE and has the majestic backdrop of Bass Rock and the ocean crashing below. I took a spotting scope and looked for birds off of the coast after I had explored the ruins. Bass Rock is famous for nesting gannets and other birds. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Wow what an excellent visit, so informative, brilliant views, excellent location and plenty to do and see. Excellent information to let you know all about the castle and its history

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

lovely walk from the little town of North Berwick beaches and countryside until you arrive and see this ruin on a sea cliff , walk around climb stairs to enjoy the views of sea and countryside and had lunch on the benches reading a book... perfect day out

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

My son actually picked this castle to visit and I'm happy he did! Beautiful walk from the street through the grounds. The red stone is amazing. Once inside look up, the size of the walls are massive. The views of Bass Rock are beautiful and don't forget to use the telescope, the white on the rock are birds. If you're... More 

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Wroclaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The castle ruins aren't very impressive but are surrounded by one of the most beautiful landscapes in Scotland: cliffs, rugged seashore, and the splendid view on the Bass Rock. A must-see!

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Oostkamp, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The ruins of this castle are very Beautiful. Excellent view to Bass Rock and th million of birds. Very friendly staff members at the reception. Recommended!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The castle is definitely a ruin, but there are still lots of rooms to explore. The setting is amazing--standing by itself on cliffs at the Firth of Forth with miles of views, including Bass Rock. Bring binoculars if you can to look at seabirds on Bass Rock.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This was the first castle my Husband and I explored on our honeymoon. Very easy to get to by car from Edinburgh. Beautiful sweeping views of the countryside and also the ocean. Make sure to take a closer look at the island just off the coast from the castle! It was COVERED in seabirds! Excellent historical information, and easy to... More 

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Address: North Berwick EH39 5PN, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1620 892727
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  East Lothian  >  North Berwick

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