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Address: North Berwick EH39 5PN, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1620 892727
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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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Having visited the castle as children when on holiday (40 years ago!) my brothers and I were thrilled to revisit as adults It was just as exciting as we remembered it When you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Barbara C
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Christchurch, United Kingdom

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having visited the castle as children when on holiday (40 years ago!) my brothers and I were thrilled to revisit as adults It was just as exciting as we remembered it When you pass it on the coastal road you can't help but be intrigued by its rugged outlook.. There is ample parking and a small but well stocked information/souvenir/ticket... More 

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Thank Barbara C
Falkirk, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came to the castle today, we kept an eye on the weather and were lucky it was dry. Even though it was really cold, it was lovely to see. Impressive view and the fortress itself was equally impressive. Glad we made the trip down from Falkirk.

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Thank tabardedtealady
San Luis Obispo, CA
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had this castle all to myself! It was awesome! It was stormy day...rain, wind. But not gale force winds or anything like that. I got to explore the castle and the grounds all by myself. It was amazing. Gorgeous. It felt very special!

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Thank H20Scientist
Scotland, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This castle was much more than we expected. It was VERY windy and cold with rain when we visited but we made the best of it and a GREAT time. We had the castle to ourselves as we visited in January. The visit was more than spectacular. We enjoyed being able to wonder around the castle through the hallways and... More 

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Thank KaitDan
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125 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

You can visit this castle placed on top of a cliff with amazing views. What I most liked were the flora and fauna that it has around. Don't forget to have a look at the lighthouse, it is close by and with a good camera you can see it perfectly 🚤

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Thank Angielondonct
Edinburgh
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128 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic for small children to explore. Not for those scared of heights or unable to climb steps..we were there free as part of St Andrews free weekend so can't comment on price. No facilities at ruin itself, a small shop and toilets at entrance, limited parking at entrance but more parking at main gate with a short walk. Beautiful location... More 

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Thank Scottish_Traveller25
Derby, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Tantallon Castle's most dramatic aspect is probably best photographed from the beaches below but the Castle itself offers dramatic views of life when intrigue and treachery affected the lives of those in Scotland and the borders, rather than elections and referendums.

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Thank The-Old-Scribe
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

Definitely one to put on the 'to do' list whilst in the area. Great views from up high, so aim for a clear day and take a camera.

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Thank m0nkeyman69
Port Republic, Virginia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

(.... which made me appreciate living in the present day!) We visited late November in gusty winds and icey rain. Climbing to the top, clinging (tightly) to the railing and staring at the ocean gave me a deep respect for people of the medieval era. Where they lived, how they endured and what they built is just shy of miraculous.... More 

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Thank Michael M
Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

Visited on a cold December day but it was lovely. So atmospheric and the views are stunning. Finally understood was Bass Rock was as it's the island across from the castle.

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