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Tantallon Castle

North Berwick EH39 5PN, Scotland
01620 892 727
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Historic Sites, Castles
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I've been coming here for over twenty years and I love the place. It is well-curated, well-maintained and good value for money. It looks different every time you come because of the ever-changing coastal weather. I am eternally grateful that there is no visitor centre, no fibreglass guards on the wall, in fact nothing tacky or ugly at all. Please... More

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Romford
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

I visited Tantallon Castle with a couple from Edinburgh because the fog along the coast was so bad that we could not visit the seabird centre. Believe me, it was a case of being a great second best. The entry fee of £5.50 for an adult was a very reasonable price. The castle is no longer completely intact, it was... More

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Brisbane
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

This was pretty spectacular, it's not often you can find the ruins of a castle that you can actual walk through and preserve. And while it really is only ruins remaining, it's still pretty majestic, and doesn't take much to get your imagination pumping about how grand this castle once would have been. The cliff-side location only adds to the... More

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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

So glad we stumbled upon this castle when driving to North Berwick. Gorgeous views and the castle itself is a neat combination of ruin and functional. Our family liked it best out of the three castles we toured while in Scotland.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We went to Tantallon with a tour company based in Edinburgh and we had a great time. The castle is located on a cliff edge overlooking the ocean with the Bass Rock (an island with a prison and over 140,000 seabirds in summer) in close proximity. The history of the castle and area is also very interesting.

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scotland
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6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Tantallon castle is right on the sea cliffs and gives a good insight into the castle through the ages up to 1651 when it was badly damaged by Cromwell and his men. The castles position along the coast is stunning even on a very cold day like today. There is a small shop on site with the most knowledgeable Historic... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Me and my friend both work in the tourism industry and we absolutely loved Tantallon Castle. It's a hidden gem of Scotland and we will recommend the attraction to everyone who visits.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

This is a great attraction, good value at £5.50 for adults, with loads to explore. Stunning views across to the Bass Rock.. We chose to walk to the castle from North Berwick as we were visiting on a budget. It's a lovely direct walk, mostly with good views of the beach, and takes around 50 mins. Would recommend! I would... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

From Edinburgh, I took the train to North Berwick for 20 minutes. From there, I took the bus for a whole 10 minute journey. The castle is in the middle of nowhere and it will make you forget you're in the present day. Val was the Historic Scotland agent working and she was so welcoming. Go at opening to avoid... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

This castle has it all - dramatic setting, loads of passages and stairs to explore, exciting history. The place just blew me away. Surrounded on three sides by the sea, waves crashing on rocks, sea birds swooping in the wind and a massive curtain wall with towers to protect the landward side. If you have kids or behave like one,... More

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