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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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Hartlepool, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We had a lovely couple of hours looking around the castle and climbing up all of the steps to see the fantastic views from the top. Our children loved exploring and seeing what the rooms were used for etc. There wasn't any commercial stuff just the castle and a little gift shop which meant you could simply enjoy the castle... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This is a fantastic attraction is very very good, however I slid find it a little pricy. I know that they at currently doing some major refurbishment, but for what it is, it is too expensive. Although for a day out it is wondrul, with fantastic views, amazing grounds and a love castle to explore taking th camera should be... More

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bradford
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

It's a ruin with a view, which could be ok on a clear day but in sheeting rain what exactly are you paying £5.50 for ? Chap in the guard house failed to convince, made us feel like philistines for asking. However, great views from lovely beaches within a stones throw plus you can see the ruin from the road.

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Scunthorpe
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48 reviews 48 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Although only a shell remains of the Castle, it's worth going to see for the stunning clifftop views, especially from the highest point. Only downside was the state of the visitors toilets although if its any excuse we did visit late afternoon

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Edinburgh
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58 reviews 58 reviews
16 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

The Castle is located just East of North Berwick in East Lothian. Perched on the cliff edge it provides spectacular views of the coast line. If you climb to the top level you get a great view of east Lothian and beyond. The Castle is well presented with informative signs and excellent staff on hand to lend assistance. Small gift... More

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Austin, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This old ruin of a castle is well worth a visit. We almost didn't go, but at the least minute decided to drop in. The views are magnificent - love the Bass Rock offshore covered with birds. you can walk through the castle fairly easily. If you don't like heights, give the top a pass. I'm glad we stopped. Recommend... More

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Nairn, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The views from the castle were stunning. A telescope could be used to see the birds on the bass rock and the surrounding seas. Even as a ruin the castle was interesting to explore. Prices were reasonable and when you climbed to the top of the castle the views were even better. Fairly interesting part of the day spent.

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Athens, GA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Tantallon Castle is a simple semi-ruined castle that boasts a spectacular view of the Firth of Forth and Bass Rock. My wife and I were visiting several sites in East Lothian, but decided at the last minute to skip a planned boat trip to Bass Rock. Since we had some “free” time and Tantallon was in the area, we drove... More

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south carolina
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256 reviews 256 reviews
79 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Almost did not stop but was highly recommended by a local and boy are we glad we did. This was a grand large castle at one time and steeped in rich history. Going through the ruins was superb but the views are outstanding! Great place for a picnic as you soak in the scenery. Relaxing! My photographer husband was blown... More

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Coral Gables, Florida
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43 reviews 43 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

Tantallon castle is a rough, desolate looking place but if you stand along the battlements you can almost see its history playing out before your eyes. It is so much better to walk among ruins than the best restoration to get a feel for a place. This castle remains one of my best memories of Scotland.

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