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Pretty, interesting and a must

This castle is a bit off the beaton track and is not signposted although its in a small pretty... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Peel, United Kingdom

As a golf-widow I had some time of my own during our visit to Scotland. Since Dirleton Castle was... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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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...more
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Dirleton Road, Dirleton, North Berwick EH39 5ER, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday

This castle is a bit off the beaton track and is not signposted although its in a small pretty village just off the main road. It has lots of interesting features including its dovecote, a bridge leading up to the entrance and loads and loads...More

Thank BrianElliott1
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

As a golf-widow I had some time of my own during our visit to Scotland. Since Dirleton Castle was just a short trip away, I decided to visit with no great expectations. But it was really interesting! The surroundings are beautiful - countryside with horses,...More

Thank michelinukko
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unexpectedly spent longer than planned in the beautiful gardens and castle with overseas visitors. Would be a great place to bring a picnic! Owned by Historic Scotland, not National Trust. May be worth joining if planning to visit other Historic Scotland places such as Edinburgh...More

Thank Shona N
Reviewed 1 week ago

the castle is almost unique - you can see parts of it built throughout different centuries and styles; there are lots of interesting places to explore and look at. it is suitable for all ages and abilities - from those adventurers who are able to...More

Thank Alexandra S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love visiting ancient buildings as they evoke such an atmosphere of history, power and amazement. the setting is gorgeous and I was very impressed with the site as a whole.

Thank firstnowtsoqueer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The grounds at Dirleton are fantastic and well looked after, there is actually a bowling green in the grounds as well. You enter the walled grounds and the first section is the main garden area, we had a lunch with us so enjoying sitting on...More

Thank AlexMacdd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well kept ruin and very good planned out with the storey. Beautiful gardens and very friendly informative staff in souvenir shop. Lovely village and they had their summer Fete on that weekend at village square. Lovely pub called Castle Inn I think it was called...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice castle with lovely gardens. But this point we had seen a lot of castles and went through it pretty quickly but the gardens were very nice and worth a visit.

Thank rachel3648
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting place to stop. Highly recommend to visit. We have two young children, 2 & 4 and they loved it too. Lots of information and history. Beautiful gardens to walk round. Very friendly and helpful staff at reception

Thank MrsAndertonK
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Fantastic castle and really got to explore the ruin (not much of it is restricted). Lovely garden area as well and informative signs and information. Staff were also very welcoming, helpful and friendly. Admission: 6 pounds or free with the Scotland heritage pass Facilities: free...More

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