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Tantallon Castle

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Address: North Berwick EH39 5PN, Scotland
Phone Number: 01620 892 727
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Great Scottish castle steeped in history.

Love this place, Went in a early February morning when it was all foggy. Walked along the shore from North Berwick. it has a magical feel to it. Cant wait to go back in the summer.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Love this place, Went in a early February morning when it was all foggy. Walked along the shore from North Berwick. it has a magical feel to it. Cant wait to go back in the summer.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

A really interesting castle, lots to explore and brilliant views. I have vertigo though and bits were challenging for me but no-one forced me to go all the way to the top! We all had fun and were left to explore in our own time.

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Pickering, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Was amazed by how much of this Castle has been preserved. It's in an amazing location perched on the side of the cliffs. It's history is fantastic too, but being a Douglas myself (Black Douglas), I always find the history of the Clans and wars fascinating. Would definitely recommend a visit for the history and the views !

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

A wonderful castle to visit with breathtaking views of a rugged coastline. Upper levels of the castle provides more stunning viewpoints. Our 7 year old absolutely loved the castle. Plenty of grassed areas to run around! There are a number of other Historic Scotland properties around the nearby area so may be worth considering paying for an annual membership if... More 

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Glasgow
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We visited Tantallon as a family (me, my partner, two kids, my mum and sister) and had a tremendous day out. I had been as a youngster as well, but not for a few years. Luckily enough we had the place to ourselves so we could explore to our hearts content. For such an old ruin there is still a... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This is a great ruin to visit! Staircases to climb, chambers to poke your nose in, a prison to climb down into, great hall to imagine...they really did like eating their pigeon ... The views are breathtaking (quite literally on a fiercely windy day...) Well worth a couple of hours and £5 entry.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This castle really has the best views of any castle ive been too. It also has a pigeon house which ive not seen before. The staff were very friendly and the price was cheap compared with other castles in the area, a real gem. Id definitely return for those breath taking views and great history. My only negative is the... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

For 5.5 pounds (small admission compared to most monuments and castles), you can gain admission to one of the most spectacular castles near Edinburgh. Tantallon Castle is situated on top of a rocky cliff just east of North Berwick. If you are visiting and don't have a car, you can take the bus from Edinburgh- you may have to transfer... More 

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Scotland
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111 attraction reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

When we arrived here , you go along a wee road and theres a small building, when we walked inside we were giving a warm smile from a women called Emma, she gave us some information, she did say that due to weather not to go to the top but the best pictures are from the top, it was very... More 

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
6 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I had been meaning to visit this castle for ages, it has always looked really dramatic in any pictures that I have seen of it. The castle is right on the cliffs outside North Berwick, there are 2 car parks, one right down by the information point/entrance which is quite small and a bigger overflow right beside the main road... More 

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