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Tantallon Castle

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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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Very impressive castle. Grounds are very well kept, loads of history. Fantastic views over the Forth and of course Bass Rock. Small but well stocked shop with very friendly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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Fraserburgh, United Kingdom
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Fraserburgh, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Very impressive castle. Grounds are very well kept, loads of history. Fantastic views over the Forth and of course Bass Rock. Small but well stocked shop with very friendly staff. Well worth a visit.

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Winchester
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19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Great visit. Beautiful setting and lots of interesting ruins to explore. Nearby seacliffe beach worth a visit too.

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54 reviews 54 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This ruined castle is perched overlooking the sea in an amazing location. The price to enter is reasonable and there is a small small shop with toilets. The castle must have been amazing when it was built. There are plenty of information boards around the castle explaining what can be seen, painting a picture of this piece of history. There... More 

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Telford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Fascinating castle with stunning views over the coast. Good for families and anyone who likes anti of history

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dundee
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77 reviews 77 reviews
19 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Very interesting to look around the castle and the views to Bass rock are fantastic. Lots of sea birds to watch

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

Romantic, historic,feel the past. Look out for the Pink Lady who reputedly haunts the parapets. Friendly staff, informative plaques without information overload or being boring. Stunning location. Once across the bridge, you will be in awe of the three outer gates. Hugely impressive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

This 14th century castle is situated overlooking the North Sea and Bass Rock. There are many accessible areas to explore, some at great heights. Admission price is good. The information posted throughout is informative. Great for kids. It was not too busy so we could linger in areas. The views are amazing in all directions. Well worth a visit.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

This is a real gem! If you're venturing out from, or making your way to, Edinburgh, you must visit Tantallon. This is a proper castle: nobody in period dress, no fake "period" smells or nodding model horses, but a ruin standing proud in beautiful countryside. In fact that undersells it, because the castle's setting is spectacular, high above the sea... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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204 helpful votes 204 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Awe inspiring castle in a spectacular location. Very warm welcome frontiers tears and a super place to while away a few hours. Read the history and then just sit and appreciate!!

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Bonnybridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This is castle is more what I would call a ruin sitting above the water there is visitor car parking on site.

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