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Dirleton Castle

Dirleton Road, Dirleton, North Berwick EH39 5ER, Scotland
+44 1620 850330
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Lovely gardens

Well kept ruin and very good planned out with the storey. Beautiful gardens and very friendly... read more

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Delzer65
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Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
Lovely gardens

Nice castle with lovely gardens. But this point we had seen a lot of castles and went through it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
rachel3648
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Greenbrier, Tennessee
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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.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good31%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Dirleton Road, Dirleton, North Berwick EH39 5ER, Scotland
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"historic scotland"
in 26 reviews
"nooks and crannies"
in 20 reviews
"information boards"
in 21 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 28 reviews
"full bloom"
in 8 reviews
"lovely village"
in 7 reviews
"public toilets"
in 8 reviews
"helpful information"
in 3 reviews
"bowling green"
in 5 reviews
"main gate"
in 3 reviews
"various parts"
in 3 reviews
"stunning gardens"
in 4 reviews
"explorer pass"
in 3 reviews
"great views from the top"
in 3 reviews
"oliver cromwell"
in 4 reviews
"beautiful ruin"
in 3 reviews
"small village"
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Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank Delzer65
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Reviewed 1 week 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
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Reviewed 1 week 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

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Reviewed 1 week 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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a beautiful sunny day and the gardens were stunning. Lots of varieties of flowers and very well kept. We had a one year old with us in a pram and it was easy enough to get about. The pigeon dooket, drawbridge and...More

Thank katygalligan
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An interesting castle set within grounds with a garden and an old dovecote which you could go inside. The castle itself had many rooms and staircases to explore from dungeon to kitchen and living quarters. Some of the areas were dark and the floors and...More

Thank Karen C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place was excellent and very easy to navigate to as long as you’ve got a GPS. Entry is just £6 each which gives access to the entire castle. What makes this different is it isn’t overcrowded and you can actually venture up onto the...More

Thank AtrociousTroll
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This would be a lovely place to visit with children as the grounds are extensive and they could have such fun running around. The castle itself is a bit tricky to get around if you are not fully fit so I didn't attempt it but...More

Thank tyci114
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Reviewed 9 May 2018

Great castle,much history associated with the castle,lovely gardens and grounds.Staff extremely friendly and helpfull. Aiden helped us with an issue regarding membership of Historic Scotland cards not working.

Thank Shaz R
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Reviewed 20 April 2018

Have been many times. Gorgeous gardens, beautiful castle. Most recently, brought visiting relatives & kids rate it much more highly than Edinburgh Castle because at Dirleton there were no crowds, and it was a more typical castle & ruin and they could run around and...More

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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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Nigel D
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*allowed Lol. If your dog barks too much you may be kicked out ;)
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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
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