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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. The castle grounds are open.
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. 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 castle grounds are open.
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.
Entry to the castle grounds is free, but we advise booking in advance to guarantee entry. We have introduced limits on visitor numbers to help keep everyone safe.
Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
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.
The castle grounds are open.
1 Apr to 30 Sept:
Daily, 9.30am to 5pm
Last entry 4.15pm
1 Oct 31 Mar:
Daily, 10am to 4pm
Last entry 3.15pm
Located on Route Section(s)
- 10 North Berwick to Dunbar
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- Stamping Station
Tantallon Castle, East Lothian,