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Tantallon Castle

North Berwick EH39 5PN

50.2 mi (1 hour 5 mins) from Rosyth
46.3 mi (58 mins) from South Queensferry
30.7 mi (47 mins) from Leith
31.3 mi (49 mins) from Newhaven
92.3 mi (1 hour 53 mins) from Dundee

Tel: 0131 668 8831
Email: hs.explorer@scotland.gsi.gov.uk
Web: www.historic-scotland.gov.uk

Tantallon is a formidable stronghold set atop the cliffs of the Firth of Forth. It was the seat of Douglas Earls of Angus, one of the most powerful baronial families in Scotland. Come and explore this 4 star attraction.

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Ascend Tantallon’s towers for spectacular views of the Bass Rock to watch gannets plunge into the North Sea. The castle was home to the powerful Red Douglas dynasty, which often clashed with the Crown. It was besieged by both James IV and James V but was ultimately destroyed by Oliver Cromwell’s troops in a siege in 1561.

Disabled access to grounds and Ground floor.

Onsite parking.

Group discounts
Private tours and afternoon tea can be organised.

Tantallon Castle, North Berwick, East Lothian,

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