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Tantallon Castle

North Berwick EH39 5PN, Scotland
01620 892 727
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Castles
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We visited Tantalon castle by taking a long walk from North Berwick and the beaches (and over the golf yard). The last bit is no way (what a shame), so you have to go on the road... :( why? The castle itself is very nice and has great views to all sides. It is really good renovated at all!

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

When you first walk up to this castle it seems to tower over the surrounding landscape. This castle has some of the best views in Scotland and is worth a visit for this alone. My daughters thought that the layout was "really cool" and they noticed the difference from some of the major castle they had visited. This castle should... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

A Castle much lesser known than Edinburgh or Stirling or Urquhart and yet arguably more breath-taking than any of them (given the right weather, of course). Ideally, you will want to travel here by car (I'm not sure how to get here by public transport, although you can get a train to nearby North Berwick from Edinburgh). It is situated... More

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Vero Beach, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

I loved the authenticity and the easy-to-get-around layout. The price is reasonable and you can picnic on the lawn inside the castle. Be sure to see the ancient "toilets." They are no longer in use, thankfully, because they empty directly into the moat!

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

This is definitely the most dramatic setting for any castle that I've visited. The ruins stand literally on the edge of the wind swept cliff and tower above the surrounding scenery. This castle must have been huge in its time and is still very imposing. You are able to climb the numerous stairs up to various levels and some rooms,... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

you have to take a bus to the castle from the centre of north berwick which is just 5 minutes of the journey, the bus stop is just on the road in front of the castle. I cant really remember the price for the entrance but it was between 3 and 6 pounds, very cheap and worth it. the castle... More

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

While Tantallon Castle has seen better days, its dramatic placement on the cliffs overlooking the Firth of Forth certainly made it worth visiting. This was my wife's favorite castle we visited. Tantallon was built in the 14th century by William Douglas, 1st Earl of Douglas. It was besieged by King James IV in 1491, King James V in 1528, and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Beautiful, very interesting. Would go back again. Love letting my imagination running wild with how it used to look and what used to happen in the castle. Amazing day out.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Tantallon has to be one of my favourite castles in Britain. This was my second visit and I had come 12,000 miles for it. Eight years ago, when I first visited, it was a beautiful fine day and no one was about. This time, the sea fog rolled in and the castle was shrouded in mist. So different but so... More

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Tennessee
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This castle had a number of rooms - with and without ceilings, lots of stone steps, with hand rails, and positively magnificent views of the North Sea out the many windows and walk ways. A young man, in full kilt gear, happened to come by and began playing the bag pipes while we explored the castle. I loved this place... More

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