Tantallon Castle


North Berwick, East Lothian, EH39 5PN

    Set on the edge of the cliffs, looking out to the Bass Rock, this formidable castle was a stronghold of the Douglas family.


    Ascend Tantallon’s towers for spectacular views of the Bass Rock and to watch gannets plunge into the North Sea. Then descend into the depths of a particularly grim pit prison.
    The castle was home to the powerful Red Douglas dynasty, which often clashed with the Crown. It was besieged by both James IV and James V but was ultimately destroyed by Oliver Cromwell’s troops in a siege of 1651. Many artefacts are displayed to help tell its dramatic stories.
    4 Castle
    Green Tourism Silver
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    Summer Opening Times
    1 Apr 2014 - 30 Sep 2014
    Winter Opening Times
    1 Oct 2014 - 31 Mar 2015

    Monday to Sunday 9.30am - 5.30pm

    Monday to Sunday 9.30 - 4.30

    Ticket Information
    Ticket Type
    Ticket Tariff
    Adult £5.50 per ticket
    Child £3.30 per ticket
    Concession £4.40 per ticket

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.


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    • Children Welcome


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