Plan Your TripDirleton Castle
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Following the latest Scottish Government announcement for mainland Scotland, the castle is now closed.

Following the latest Scottish Government announcement for mainland Scotland, the castle is now closed. Any visitors with pre-booked tickets from Thursday 24 December up until and inclusive of Sunday 31 January will be automatically refunded. Find out more about our COVID response on our website:

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.


Adult (16-59yrs): £6

Concession (60yrs+ and unemployed): £4.80

Child (5-15yrs): £3.60

Family (1 adult, 2 children) £12.00

Family (2 adults, 2 children) £17.00

Family (2 adults, 3 children) £20.50

If you are a Historic Scotland Member your ticket will be free, but you must book in advance.

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



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

18 September to 5 October:
Friday 18 September, 10am to 4pm
Saturday to Monday, 10am to 4pm
Last entry time slot 2pm

1 November 2020 to 31 March 2021

Sat to Mon, 10am to 4pm
Last entry 3.30pm

Advance booking required.  


Located on Route Section(s)

  • 9 Prestonpans to North Berwick




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Our Passport Offers

  • Passport Retailer
  • Stamping Station


Dirleton Castle, Dirleton, East Lothian,
EH39 5ER

Latitude: 56.045
Longitude: -2.779