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Dirleton Castle

Dirleton Road, Dirleton, North Berwick EH39 5ER, Scotland
+44 1620 850330
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great in summer time

great to visit in summer/warmer time, as we visited when was 5 degrees. not much to do for small... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Lovely ruins and grounds

Direlton Castle is located a little over 20 miles from Edinburgh, perhaps a 40 minute drive. Walk... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks 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 Book of Records as the world's longest.
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  • Very good31%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Dirleton Road, Dirleton, North Berwick EH39 5ER, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

great to visit in summer/warmer time, as we visited when was 5 degrees. not much to do for small kids, for older-some history facts etc. no garden to visit in autumn so only around 1h in total to walk around. we used "free entry" so...More

Thank Tw0Bears
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Direlton Castle is located a little over 20 miles from Edinburgh, perhaps a 40 minute drive. Walk through lovely gardens to reach this well preserved fortress. The original castle was built about 1240 and owned by three noble families. Interesting history and although in ruins...More

Thank Kathleen H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An excellent welcome and just the right tone from the young man at the reception. Loved the gardens.

Thank Swanny19562008
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Large extensive ruins, with many rooms, nooks and cranny's to explore, and some excellent views out to sea and inland. Landscaped gardens which are well looked after, as was all of the accessible parts of the castle.

Thank Scotty102
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Went here with my 83 year old mum and six year old son. The grounds were beautiful and flat so accessible for my mum. Castle not so accessible but brilliant for my son and it really captured his imagination. Well cared for and helpful friendly...More

Thank jeblw1412
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Another fascinating castle to visit. Not so much blood thirsty history as its neighbours but interesting architecture and woderful gardens

Thank George C
Reviewed 16 October 2017

We happened to be having lunch in Dirleton. It was a nice afternoon and our party of 8 decided to visit the castle to walk off the lunch. It was close to closing time (3.30pm last entry) and Andrew, the host and guide agreed to...More

Thank NandG127
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Much of this old castle has sadly gone by the wayside, however more there is more than enough to give a very good sense of what it would / could have been like to live in or around the castle. The castle gardens are very...More

Thank Splishsplasher
Reviewed 9 October 2017

We expected to find a few bits of ruined castle, but found beautiful gardens and an extremely interesting ruined castle. We spent well over an hour exploring the ruins. It was quite cold so didn't explore much of the gardens which must be stunning in...More

Thank PRSbroadstairs
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

In the small village of Dirleton, a few miles away from North Berwick, the castle is in the centre. The ticket is 6 pounds, you can visit the amazing and well kept gardens and the castle. It's quite big, it took a couple of hours...More

Thank Giuseppe C
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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