Tantallon Castle, North Berwick

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  • Amazing sunny day which probably helped but an amazing place all the same with fantastic views out to Bass Rock. Very friendly chap in the ticket office / shop who was very welcoming. Well worth a vis...  more »
  • I visited with my wife and 3 grandchildren aged 8, 4 and 2. Some of the stairs and viewpoints were a bit hairy for the little one, so needed some care. However lots of open grass areas for them to run...  more »
  • Not only is a visit to the castle a fascinating journey through history, it's location, high on the cliffs looking towards Bass Rock is worth the entrance fee alone.  more »
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  • Beautiful views of the sea and the curators did a great job educating you on this self-guided tour about castle life and the turbulent history of this unique castle. It's not well-preserved in some areas and the climb up is very steep. No help if you're handicapped. The grounds are nicely maintained and there's a telescope that allows you to see the large island rock and other islands, formed millions of years ago. It was exhilarating to see the "rock" come alive with gannets. People use to boat to that island to hunt and eat them. Transportation to castle is by local bus - quick and affordable but service isn't frequent. The small town offers some quaint and affordable eateries. There's another, smaller castle nearby and the small town has several lesser-known attractions like the Seabird Center (not free) and a display on coastal communities (free in the library). Just strolling through its historical gardens gives you great views!
  • Another good Historic Scotland site right by the coast. Small car park next to the entrance with a bigger one a short walk from it. There is a walk over a grass path to the castle so good shoes are recommended. The toilets are at the visitor center so keep that in mind if going with children. The castle as multiple levels you can still get to which offer a great view of the coastal area. There is a good history to the castle which great to learn about.
  • Evocative ruins with decent plaques and a telescope for viewing Bass Island. At £6 for adults it is great value, but he car park is small. This castle will reside in your subconscious long after your visit!
  • One of the best castles I've visited. Access is plentiful, and the views from the top are superb. Friendly and helpful staff on added to the visit. Would strongly recommend.
  • A wonderful coastal location with superb views. The castle is great to explore, a lough the stairs and top levels are nor for the faint hearted. A good place for a picnic .
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