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We are delighted to welcome you back to Tantallon 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 east tower and doocot.

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. 


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

Adult £3.80

Concession £3

Child £2.30

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.

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)

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