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Tantallon Castle

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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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Breathtaking scenery

Definitely worth a trip from Edinburgh - it takes roughly 1 hour to get there. We arrived at 9.30 am and had the impressive castle ruin almost only for ourselves. Even later the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Viliam85
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Bratislava, Slovakia

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Definitely worth a trip from Edinburgh - it takes roughly 1 hour to get there. We arrived at 9.30 am and had the impressive castle ruin almost only for ourselves. Even later the castle did not get too crowded. The views on the scenery with the cliffs, sea and the rocky isle nearby were just incredible. We even stayed longer... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped off to view this historic castle fist time in many years used to be regular visits when the kids were young had many great times here exploring and playing at soldiers with the kids still has the fantastic feeling of how life must have been in the days of all its glory worth a visit especially with kids they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

With 5.5 £ this is one of the cheaper castles to visit in Scotland but definitely one of the most impressive. Except a few handrails and railings it was kept quite real and definitely feels that way. Interesting facts and stories are featured on boards all around the castle ruins and the inner and outer courtyard make a great place... More 

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Thank Julia F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a fairly large castle ruin on a very picturesque cliff top location. You can climb the old stone spiral staircase onto the battlements for very impressive panoramic views.

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There are spectacular views of the coast from here, even on an overcast day. The ruins are imposing, to get the full experience you need to be comfortable climbing a LOT of spiral staircases. This was one of the most evocative sites we visited in Scotland and definitely one of the most photogenic.

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited on a day trip from Edinburgh and luckily it was a sunny day! Castle is beautiful and there are stunning views across the Berwickshire coast - highly recommended!

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Thank lozzap8
Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful castle set on a spectacular coastline . Beautiful views after a climb up the steps of the castle with good grounds around it. Good value too.

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Bucksport, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a little more than a week doing a castle crawl across Scotland. We visited 6 castles in total - with Tantallon being our favorite of them all. It's hard to explain why this castle made such an impression. The views are wonderful and the information plaques throughout the castle are helpful. We are drawn to the ruins on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice castle to explore with great views of the Forth of Firth. Nicely preserved. You can explore the ramparts and dungeons, cellars and dining hall. Good fun for all the family.

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Crowthorne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant castle on the cliff top. Giving great views out to Bass rock and the Firth of Forth. The castle itself is great to explore and has lots of interesting history. We had a picnic in the grounds and the kids spent ages climbing up the castle ruins.

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