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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 2 days ago via mobile

This is a stunning ruin. Perched on the coast the views are absolutely incredible. The castle ruins itself are well preserved and there is some fascinating detail. The lady working in the reception was extremely friendly (Sat 19th Jan) and was very helpful. There is...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank RobinWilliamson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Can you imagine living on a cliff? It would have been a well defended home, that was obvious. But the views were quite intimidating to my knees as we climbed along the walls and stairs to see the sea below. Beautiful, majestic, and terrifying. Highly...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank ElizabethAndMatt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit, the castle and the views are spectacular. Although it is a ruin there is still a lot to see and explore. There are many passageways and staircases that give you a feel for what the castle might have been like...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank TravellerMo11
Reviewed November 11, 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 November 8, 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
1  Thank Sue W
Reviewed November 8, 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
Thank RetiredTraveler649
Reviewed November 4, 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 November 2, 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 October 31, 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 leight148
Reviewed October 24, 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
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October 7, 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
September 9, 2017|
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Response from rhonwenh | Reviewed this property |
I think it is free for members. No need to book, just show up. It's worth going to.