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Dirleton Castle

Dirleton Road, Dirleton, North Berwick EH39 5ER, Scotland
+44 1620 850330
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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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Dirleton Road, Dirleton, North Berwick EH39 5ER, Scotland
+44 1620 850330
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Reviewed December 30, 2016

Good ruins, plenty of places for kids to explore, lots of different rooms/levels, & big drawbridge. Large garden areas

Thank thatswhatIthink
Reviewed December 28, 2016

Loved our visit here. Friendly staff in the shop. Castle is brilliant for young explorers with plenty of nooks and crannies. Interesting for history buffs and great views over the countryside. Well worth a trip.

Thank Angela N
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Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

Nice to pop in on the way to yellowcraig beach and take a walk to north Berwick and back. Dirt on is a nice village with 2 nice restaurants one within the pub. Opposite the pub is the castle which has been kept very trim...More

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Reviewed December 17, 2016

This is a well kept and interesting castle ruin. We spent longer than expected here and there are great views from the top. Staff were very friendly.

Thank George M
Reviewed December 6, 2016

The castle was abandoned in 17th century by the family who owned it in favour of more comfortable accommodation nearby. It is an interesting example of its type, even though there is not much of it left. You could see it all in an hour....More

Thank Neil L
Reviewed October 25, 2016

Although a ruin it still is worth a visit complete with its lovely gardens (depending on the time of year of coarse). Built in the 13th century and in 1650 besieged and destroyed by Oliver Cromwell.

Thank Felixstowe2016
Reviewed October 17, 2016

It s the ideal place to spent at least 2 hours, the castle is surrounded by a very nice flower garden . The walls are very well kept and there is also a quite unique pigeon tour The village around the castle is also wonderful...More

Thank NovacCC
Reviewed October 12, 2016

We paid a visit one morning from Edinburgh and after an unwelcoming visit to the pub opposite we were pleased to find a helpful and friendly young man on the desk. I was looking forward to seeing the garden and even in October it was...More

Thank MauriceWilkins
Reviewed October 2, 2016

This castle is great and a very nice way to spend a day there is loads to explore and the staff are very informative but it can be hard or dangerous to get to some areas as i am dysprixic this is a problem and...More

Thank Darth R
Reviewed September 29, 2016

This castle has so many little rooms and hallways to explore that you feel like a kid in a play fort. The castle is relatively small but much is still intact. With all of the accessible rooms and wall areas this is a fun castle...More

Thank Engineerman66
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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
Nigel D
August 31, 2016|
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Response from AsbelLhant | Reviewed this property |
*allowed Lol. If your dog barks too much you may be kicked out ;)
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