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Dirleton Castle

Dirleton Road, Dirleton, North Berwick EH39 5ER, Scotland
+44 1620 850330
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A jem we had overlooked

Another fascinating castle to visit. Not so much blood thirsty history as its neighbours but... read more

Reviewed October 16, 2017
George C
Andrew made the visit

We happened to be having lunch in Dirleton. It was a nice afternoon and our party of 8 decided to... read more

Reviewed October 16, 2017
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A romantic castle often in the forefront of Scottish history since it was built in the 12th century. The renowned gardens include an Arts and Crafts herbaceous border and Victorian garden. The herbaceous border has been authenticated by the Guinness Book of Records as the world's longest.
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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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Dirleton Road, Dirleton, North Berwick EH39 5ER, Scotland
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Reviewed October 16, 2017

Another fascinating castle to visit. Not so much blood thirsty history as its neighbours but interesting architecture and woderful gardens

Thank George C
Reviewed October 16, 2017

We happened to be having lunch in Dirleton. It was a nice afternoon and our party of 8 decided to visit the castle to walk off the lunch. It was close to closing time (3.30pm last entry) and Andrew, the host and guide agreed to...More

Thank NandG127
Reviewed October 12, 2017

Much of this old castle has sadly gone by the wayside, however more there is more than enough to give a very good sense of what it would / could have been like to live in or around the castle. The castle gardens are very...More

Thank Splishsplasher
Reviewed October 9, 2017

We expected to find a few bits of ruined castle, but found beautiful gardens and an extremely interesting ruined castle. We spent well over an hour exploring the ruins. It was quite cold so didn't explore much of the gardens which must be stunning in...More

Thank PRSbroadstairs
Reviewed October 8, 2017 via mobile

In the small village of Dirleton, a few miles away from North Berwick, the castle is in the centre. The ticket is 6 pounds, you can visit the amazing and well kept gardens and the castle. It's quite big, it took a couple of hours...More

Thank Giuseppe C
Reviewed October 5, 2017

A pretty village still laid out in medieval pattern. The castle stands in delightful, well maintained gardens. Much of the castle is accessible and helpful information boards give a broad picture of life when castle was occupied. The staff were knowledgeable and helpful. A little...More

Thank marmeebr
Reviewed October 3, 2017 via mobile

This castle is set in beautiful grounds and has a round dovecote. Lots to explore with huge cellars and lots of rooms to see.

Thank Toby C
Reviewed October 3, 2017 via mobile

The Historic Scotland pass has encouraged us to explore our local area more! And what a find this quaint village and this beautiful castle is! We will defiantly visit again. The castle itself has so many nooks and crannies to explore and beautiful views! Then...More

Thank suziecoop01
Reviewed October 3, 2017 via mobile

This is a brilliant ruined castle with lovely gardens to walk around an relax in. Interesting history too. We really enjoyed our trip here.

Thank ScottishTemplar
Reviewed October 2, 2017

A very nice property, not just the structure, which was basically built in three stages by three different families, but also the castle grounds. A large garden with all manner of flowers and trees, very lovely indeed.

Thank Jon G
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freq_flyers
July 25, 2017|
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Response from Brian S | Reviewed this property |
I was there with my 7 year old son & 5 year old daughter, for a 7 year old, the castle is easily accessible but for my daughter, the steep stone steps and narrow staircases caused a few problems. - lot of hand holding and... More
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Nigel D
August 31, 2016|
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*allowed Lol. If your dog barks too much you may be kicked out ;)
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AngelaScott123
June 19, 2016|
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Response from binaduncan | Reviewed this property |
Sorry to be so long in replying we are staying where there is no internet connection. We travelled by bike so parking not a problem, in fact caretaker took our bikes into castle grounds! Dirleton is a quiet we place and... More
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