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We are delighted to welcome you back to Dirleton Castle!

This site is open for you to enjoy but there are currently some access restrictions in place as a precautionary measure. There is currently no visitor access to the Guard House, South Entrance and De Vaux range. 

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.


We've reduced the admission price while access restrictions are in place.

Adult (16-59yrs): £3.80

Concession (60yrs+ and unemployed): £3.00

Child (7-15yrs): £2.30

Family (1 adult, 2 children) £7.50

Family (2 adults, 2 children) £11

Family (2 adults, 3 children) £13

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.



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


29 Mar to 30 Sept: 
Daily, 9.30am to 5pm (last entry 4.30pm).

1 Oct to 28 Mar:
Daily, 10am to 4pm (last entry 3.30pm).

Closed for lunch 12.30pm to 1.30pm.

We recommend booking online in advance to guarantee entry.

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