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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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Nice place to relax.

Scotland's last great medievel castle was built the mid-1300s by noblemen at the height of his power. It lays impressive on the cliff an looks out to the sea.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Scotland's last great medievel castle was built the mid-1300s by noblemen at the height of his power. It lays impressive on the cliff an looks out to the sea.

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Durants Neck, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

This once great castle was built in the mid-1300's. It had unusually thick castle walls to protect the castle close. On approaching the castle you see the red sandstone walls of the castle and the towers where the Nobel families lived, and a wide deep ditch in front of the castle. The rear of the castle faces the North Sea... More 

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Naples, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

One of the most fascinating castles ever seen. There's almost nothing because it was destroyed centuries ago but it really worth visiting it!

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Wishaw, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

there is a lot of this castle still left however at £11 for two adults it is steep price for what you are getting. Also the car park is quarter of a mile away but the lane up heas eightfoot hedges so you dont get to see the castle on the way up to it

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

try seacliff beach behind the castle-stunning for walks,dogs,swimming,and there is a little harbour to visit also. theres a car park with a small fee to park in, otherwise drive down and park where you can. Stunning views over the cliffs also.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

My family and I came here last week and it was great. The views over the water are beautiful and you have an incredible view of the Bass Rock. Fascinating history and just generally a very interesting place. We brought our dog, she had to be kept on the lead at all times but she was able to go into... More 

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Uppsala, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I was taking the bus to Tantallon Castle becuse I have seen it from the boat when I was on a trip with Sula II 15/6 and 16/6 2015 and I was just thinking " I must visit that fantastic castle!". It was easy to take the bus from Scottish seabird center in north Berwick to Tantallon Castle and it... More 

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Yellowknife, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We visited Tantallon on a sometimes drizzly day and did some clambering around the bits that were not blown off by the English. Set on an ocean cliff side with the enormous gannet colony at nearby Bass Rock as backdrop this place is a must-see. The high views of cliff side shorelines with rolling countryside in the background are incredible.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Great castle to go and see with the family. On the edge of a cliff and in the distance you can see the forth road bridge. Went on a great day great views from the castle it's a ruin but one of the better ones that I have been to. Recommended to visit.

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Vero Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This is a REAL castle. Actually, a 14thj century fortress. It dominates the edge of a cliff and gives a spectacular views of the Firth of Forth. It gives an authentic feeling for what it was like to live in a castle. It was invaded 3 times and withstood each invasion. When you roam around it you can understand why.

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Address: North Berwick EH39 5PN, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1620 892727
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  East Lothian  >  North Berwick

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