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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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

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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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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edinburgh
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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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120 reviews 120 reviews
32 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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9 attraction reviews
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

At the end of August, 2014 I went on a trip to Edinburgh, Scotland with some friends of mine. During our trip we decided to visit this mid-14th-century fortress. We read in Visit Scotland tourist guide that this is one place that offers a splendid view over the sea. And it did. The view of the sea from castle's ramparts... More

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Crook, United Kingdom
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47 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I can recommend this castle to anyone who loves history, lovely buildinds, scenery, and nature. The site of the martins swirling around the green inside the castle chasing insects will stay with me forever. The castle overlooks the Firth of Forth with excellent views of Bass Rock and the castle has a telescope for close up and personal views of... More

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Hartlepool, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

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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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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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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