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Due to access restrictions in place as a precautionary measure while we undertake high level masonry inspections, there is currently no visitor access to the castle or doocoot.

Due to access restrictions in place as a precautionary measure while we undertake high level masonry inspections, there is currently no visitor access to the castle or doocoot. Find out more about our conservation work: https://www.historicenvironment.scot/about-us/news/new-measures-introduced-to-manage-the-impact-of-climate-change/ . The gardens, exhibition and shop are open.

This magnificent fortress–residence served three successive noble families over 400 years. Badly damaged in Cromwell’s 1650 siege, Dirleton’s fortunes were revived by its new owners in the 1660s. On your visit you can admire some of the oldest castle architecture surviving in Scotland and lose yourself in the enchanting gardens dating from the late 1800s and early 1900s.

Admission

Adult (16-59yrs): £3.50

Concession (60yrs+ and unemployed): £2.75

Child (5-15yrs): £2

Family (1 adult, 2 children) £7

Family (2 adults, 2 children) £10

Family (2 adults, 3 children) £12

If you are a Historic Scotland Member your ticket will be free, but you must book in advanc to guarantee entry.

Member of English Heritage/Cadw/Manx: half price or free entry, but booking is required.

 

Dogs

Assistance dogs are permitted at all our sites and within roofed areas.  

Visitors' dogs are allowed at Dirleton Castle, but are not permitted in roofed areas. 

Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times and not left unattended at any time. Owners must pick up after their dogs.


Opening Hours

The gardens, exhibition and shop are open.

1 Apr to 30 Sept:
Sat to Wed, 9.30am to 5pm (last entry 4.15pm)

1 Oct to 31 Mar:
Sat to Mon, 10am to 4pm (last entry 3.15pm)

We recommend booking in advance to guarantee entry.

Located on Route Section(s)

  • 9 Prestonpans to North Berwick

Categories

History/Heritage

Facilities

Green Tourism Member Gold Award
Accessibility Guide
Pet-friendly

Our Passport Offers

  • Passport Retailer
  • Stamping Station

Location

Dirleton Castle, Dirleton, East Lothian,
EH39 5ER

Latitude: 56.045
Longitude: -2.779