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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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Terrific castle on the coast

We didn't have long to visit but it was certainly worth it. A lovely looking castle in the red and green stone of the area. Hugely thick walls which kept out the English... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
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Hampton Hill, United Kingdom
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Hampton Hill, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We didn't have long to visit but it was certainly worth it. A lovely looking castle in the red and green stone of the area. Hugely thick walls which kept out the English! Fantastic sea views and lots of interesting nooks and crannies and steps up to great vantage points. Worth a visit.

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Chania, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Tantallon Castle has an interesting history and walking round the ruins easily take up an afternoon. Views are stunning. Wrap up well as the wind can be very cold!

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Darwin, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Visited the castle (ruins) on a sunny but really cold windy day. The wind just added to the fun of getting to the top of the ruins. The history is really interesting, and the location overlooking the sea is spectacular. If you are lucky you may even see some seals. The ruins themselves are great and a lot of it... More 

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Paisley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Have wanted to visit Tantallon Castle for years and wasn't disappointed. Cracking castle, with stunning views towards the Bass Rock. Lots of nooks and crannies to explore including the prison and a dovecot.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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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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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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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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