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Address: North Berwick EH39 5PN, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1620 892727
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Ascend Tantallon's towers for spectacular views of the Bass Rock and to...

Ascend Tantallon's towers for spectacular views of the Bass Rock and to watch gannets plunge into the North Sea. Then descend into the depths of a particularly grim pit prison.

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Lovely old castle, amazing view, cliffs

Tantallon Castle is a lovely, old ruin. It does look gorgeous going towards it but also being inside is great. You get lots of room and hidden spaces to see. Standing at the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Tantallon Castle is a lovely, old ruin. It does look gorgeous going towards it but also being inside is great. You get lots of room and hidden spaces to see. Standing at the window and looking down to the cliffs with the waves breaking against the rocks was amazing. You can also reach the top of the castle and it... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Located on the end of a small promontory and defended from the land by ditches and wall, this would have been a formidable castle to attack. It is surprisingly intact given its history of battle and exposed (but beautiful) location. Excellent information boards guide you as you explore the castle from dungeon to rampart.

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Marchin, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Formidable stronghold on tops of cliffs a bit outside North Berwick. We had gorgeous weather when visiting and therefore had the opportunity to have a view of Bass Rock. Clear explanations and indications. We walked from the city centre to the castle. About 6 km.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fascinating history, well informed HS staff. Large parts are well preserved and stunning location, with views to the Bass Rock.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Helpful attendant and notice boards helped bring this fascinating and well sited castle to life. Good benches for resting or a picnic and clean toilets.

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Northumberland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

North Berwick is a lovely area and Tantallon Castle is a joy to walk around and get the feel of the history in this place.Kids loved it and the backdrop is totally breathtaking....wrap up well!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was cold and raining but loved this castle. Very interesting and worth the entrance fee. Fabulous location and views.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful beautiful place lots off childhood memories from this place so took my own kids back still not disappointed lots off history and great views perfect day out

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Saint John, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

You can almost feel the history at this impressive fortress. Plenty of info boards relate the bloody history of the castle and explain parts of its architecture and visitors can climb the stone steps to the higher levels where they will be treated to spectacular views. Along with an amazing view of the North Sea, visitors can marvel at the... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Visited here while in a wheelchair having broken my leg. I needed a strong person to push me but the castle is fantastically accessible and a great opportunity to see the coastline here. Great few hours entertainment!

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