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- Tantallon Castle
- Alt Name:
- United Kingdom
- Late Medieval (1300AD-1500AD)
- 1300AD - 1399AD
- North Berwick
- North Berwick,
- Hailes Castle, Crichton Castle,
Craigmillar Castle, The Antonine Wall,
about Tantallon Castle
Tantallon Castle was the imposing medieval stronghold of the influential Douglas Earls of Angus for around three centuries.
Built in the fourteenth century by the first such earl, William Douglas, and later updated to deal with more modern warfare, Tantallon Castle would survive numerous sieges before being utterly devastated by the army of Oliver Cromwell in 1651.
Today, the dramatic cliff-top ruins of Tantallon Castle are quite a sight, particularly its remaining curtain wall.
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Address: Tantallon Castle, Off A198, North Berwick, East Lothian EH39 5PN
Phone: +44 (0)1620 892 727
Tantallon Castle is located just north of Auldhame, approx 30 miles east of Edinburgh. Nearest rail is North Berwick (30 min. train ride from Edinburgh Waverley Station).
Tantallon Castle is open 9:30am-4:30pm (to 5:30pm Apr-Sept). Nov-Mar closed Thursdays and Fridays. Last entry 30 min. before closing. Closed 25-26 Dec. May close at short notice. Call in advance to check. Full £4.70, reduced £3.80, children £2.80
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