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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 yesterday

Great gardens, and sizeable ruins of a castle, and plenty of passages to explore etc. A good day out, in a pretty location. The manager is a buff of medievil arms etc.. and seems to run demonstration sessions a lot. Recommend it.

Thank craigsmithoz
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you are in the area, it's worth a passing visit. The views from the castle alone are worth the entrance fee

Thank HJDTorfaen
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited on a very sunny day. We were staying in a holiday cottage along the road so we just walked along so I'm not sure what the parking arrangements were like but looked fine. On the visit were my wife and myself, our 3...More

Thank Hughesie2006
Reviewed 1 week ago

My kids loved their visit here. There is a good playpark just outside the castle, beside the car park. There is a toilet block there too. Once you enter, there is a lovely walk through very well maintained gardens before you get to the castle...More

Thank Caty M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely castle, kept three teenagers and a nine year old occupied for a good couple of hours and the gardens were lovely too.

Thank Beesleybob
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although basically a ruin, it is well maintained and a number of levels and rooms are accessible. There are plenty information boards explaining the history of the castle and the use of the various rooms, as well as pictures depicting how some would have looked...More

Thank 173porterc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Freedom to wander the ruins. Historical information on plaques. Good for adults and children.. The gardens are beautiful.

Thank Mrs Idres C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dirleton Castle and gardens was a lovely stop on our weekend of Scottish castles to explore. Easy access using Lothian bus 124 that took us right from downtown Edinburgh to the front door of Direlton Caste (an enjoyable 1 hour bus ride). Dirleton village also...More

Thank kkdk424
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such a gorgeous castle set in beautiful gardens and grounds. We had a great time exploring the different areas of the castle and enjoyed completing the quiz. The garden was in full bloom and was really beautiful. The views were great. We just missed a...More

Thank Lovek75
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The staff at Tantallon suggested a visit to this castle since it was so close and we were using an explorer pass. The grounds are well kept and very pretty. The castle ruins were interesting as well. Very nice visit.

Thank Aanuvane
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25 July 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
31 August 2016|
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Response from AsbelLhant | Reviewed this property |
*allowed Lol. If your dog barks too much you may be kicked out ;)
19 June 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