Plan Your TripTantallon Castle
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Historic Scotland are delighted to welcome you back to Tantallon Castle!

Historic Scotland have introduced limits on visitor numbers to help keep everyone safe, and you will not be able to visit without booking online in advance. If you are a Historic scotland Member your ticket will be free, but you must also book in advance.

Climb to the battlements of the last of the grand medieval castles and marvel at its scale. Set high on a cliff edge and featuring a massive red sandstone curtain wall, Tantallon Castle was home to the Red Douglas dynasty. Enjoy amazing views over the North Sea to the Bass Rock and its large seabird colonies and look up at the mighty curtain wall – the best example of castle architecture from the 1300s anywhere in Scotland. 


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 Tantallon 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

28 Aug to 31 Oct:
Daily, 10am to 4pm
Last entry time slot 2pm

Winter opening times to be confirmed.

Located on Route Section(s)

  • 10 North Berwick to Dunbar




Green Tourism Member Silver Award
Accessibility Guide

Our Passport Offers

  • Passport Retailer
  • Stamping Station


Tantallon Castle, East Lothian,
EH39 5PN

Latitude: 56.055
Longitude: -2.652