The village of Whitekirk is four miles south-east of North Berwick. A couple of miles to the north is the iconic Tantallon Castle. Set on the edge of the cliffs, looking out to the Bass Rock, this formidable castle was a stronghold of the Douglas family. It
features earthwork defences and a massive 50ft-high 14th century curtain wall with towers. Cromwell's army destroyed it after a 12-day seige in 1651.