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Tantallon Castle

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Set on the edge of the cliffs, looking out to the Bass Rock, this formidable castle was a stronghold of the Douglas family. Ascend Tantallon’s towers for spectacular views of the Bass Rock and to watch gannets plunge into the North Sea. Then descend...more
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North Berwick EH39 5PN, Scotland
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All reviews bass rock stunning views well worth a visit the cliff historic scotland climb the stairs ticket office interesting history information boards small shop oliver cromwell guide book sunny day nooks and crannies clean toilets car park worth the climb
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Reviewed 11 November 2018

As castle ruins go, this place is mega! Situated on a cliff edge, overlooking the swelling sea below, this is a magical spot. Wear warm clothes, as it gets very windy in this exposed out crop.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Leedsaway67
Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

We visited on a sunny but windy day,so my first piece of advise is to wrap up warm as the castle is high on the cliffs and very exposed! The history is fascinating,and is detailed on information boards dotted around at strategic places. It's possible...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sue W
Reviewed 8 November 2018

This ruin is among my favorites of those we saw, and we saw MANY in the two weeks we were Scotland. Dunnottar was my favorite ruin, but for those who can't handle the over 200 steps down and up, Tantallon is easier to get to....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

We visited on a glorious cold sunny day and almost had the place to ourselves. Definitly worth a visit

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank samzylc
Reviewed 2 November 2018

This was our favourite of the many castles we visited in Scotland. The clifftop views are sensational.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Flyer22493312456
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

This Castle was recommended to us by a local Scot that we met while having breakfast in North Berwick. It was a foggy day so we couldn’t see the water at all, but we enjoyed the castle. The grounds were beautiful and the day was...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Leigh T
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

Second visit, this time with my sister and her husband. We hoped that they would like it as much as we had and they did. It was a very windy day but it didn't stop my sister and me going as high up as we...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Margaret B
Reviewed 21 October 2018

we parked the car and walked what seemed like ages to get to castle, i might add you couldn't see nothing of the castle until you got to the end of the road, but it was too expensive to get in.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank michaelhR3728HT
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

Family visit with pensioners. Why isn’t this an option Tripadvisor? Anyway,.. Step back in time and experience a medieval castle. A mere £6 entry fee and even cheaper for oldies, you’re in for a treat. It is hard going to take your oldies though as...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 19 October 2018

Have lived in Edinburgh all my life and had never been here took my relatives from Australia and they loved it so did I, amazing scenery and loads of info great day out.

Date of experience: September 2018
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7 October 2018|
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Response from bluesman17 | Reviewed this property |
Affirmative. It still is a bit of a walk from the ticket office into the castle proper
9 September 2017|
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Response from rhonwen h | Reviewed this property |
I think it is free for members. No need to book, just show up. It's worth going to.