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Tantallon Castle

North Berwick EH39 5PN, Scotland
01620 892 727
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

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New York City, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

It is most definitely worth a drive to Tantallon Castle. We visited on a rainy day and had the entire castle to ourselves which made the whole experience even more special. The setting is gorgeous, the ruins are in fantastic condition, and when you climb to the top you have a lovely view of the hills around. There are a... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

the cliff top location and view across the Forth makes for a dramatic setting. The Castle is really a ruin, with a single L shaped wall where you cna climb to the top, c 60 feet. Great views across the Forth and bracing on a cold day! Access to the castle (ruins) is across grass so sensible footwear is a... More 

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

We booked to go on St. Andrew's day, so there was no entry fee. The castle is located right by the cliffs, overlooking the sea. Although it is in ruin, it isn't hard to imagine the past splendour of the castle. There are several routes climbing up and down for you to explore the castle and admire the surrounding scenery... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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86 reviews 86 reviews
32 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

This is situated in such a stunning position with views to die for. You can tell it was not a friendly castle but more of a battle ground and it is easy to use your imagination to really feel what life was like when it was an active castle. If you get nice weather it is a must with plenty... 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

Initially though that this might be a wasted visit but on entering found it extremely interesting - the erosion of the stone and while not much is left climbing to the top gives great views along the coast

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Brescia, Italy
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The way to reach the castle is fabulous! and the castle is not usual in this position. unfortunately we didn't enter it

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Belford, United Kingdom
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139 reviews 139 reviews
59 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

It was a reasonable price at £4.40 for a OAP like me, always a good start. I don't remember the price for the guide book, but it is one of the better ones in my collection for information about the building, its history and the history of the owners. Unusually, there are several staircases to explore, two up to the... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I took my 4 month old puppy along for the visit and whilst she wasn't very well behaved the staff were extremely accommodating. The castle is lovely to just wonder around on a sunny day and enjoy the views, especially from the top of the battlements. Not a great deal of history on show though. I suspect you would need... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
19 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Worth a visit just for the dramatic position above the sea. Not a large castle but has high towers to climb and quite a bit to explore.

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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Loved this castle. On top of cliffs overlooking the sea with views of the world-famous Bass Rock. Climbed up the tower for a bit more excitement. I didn't want to rush this visit. Pack a picnic.

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