Tantallon Castle Ruin in North Berwick

Are you a fan of visiting castles? Along the cliff face of the East Lothian coast sits Tantallon Castle, a once strong tall structure but now ruins as it sits with broken walls and an open grassy field. The castle was built back in 1350 along the coast to perfectly face the famous Bass rock. With the castle being built right next to the sea the walk will include some amazing scenic views so don’t forget your camera!

Why visit Tantallon Castle?

This famous sea-cliff fortress is steeped in history and conflict - come and learn all about it and immerse yourself in the ancient past in this atmospheric location.

 Famously, the castle’s defence was so strong due to it only having one entrance across a draw bridge, and nothing but the cliff face around the back of the castle so invaders would find it impossible to gain access that way. Due to its tall walls and strong structure the castle was able to withstand a lot of abuse even standing tall against battering rams and trebuchets which are stone-throwing machines. 

  • Opening times – 30 April to 31 March: Daily, 10 am to 4 pm
  • Closed 25 and 26 December 1 and 2 January
  • Toilets
  • Shop
  • Parking
  • Dog friends (Needs to be kept on a lead)
  • Free Entry to castle grounds, tickets must be pre-booked.

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