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Dirleton Castle And Garden

Dirleton Castle has boasted a garden probably since its earliest days as a medieval fortified residence.

Inspiring learning beyond the classroom

Experience history where it really happened with an education visit to a Historic Scotland property like this one.

Our inspirational places provide exciting opportunities to discover and explore Scotland’s Historic Environment enabling learners of all ages to engage with their local heritage, inspiring creativity and promoting health and well being through outdoor learning.
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Free Education Visits

We operate a free education visits scheme for schools, colleges, universities and other qualifying learning groups. Visit our learning section for full terms & conditions, booking details and to check eligibility for your group.


School Visits to Historic Scotland Sites are a great way to deliver Curriculum for Excellence, encouraging discovery and exploration outside the classroom! Our popular schools activities provide interactive and memorable learning experiences covering a range of topics.

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We offer regular CPD opportunities, free planning visits and downloadable resources to support you and your class. Find the latest news here or get in touch to discuss your needs.

Travel Subsidy Scheme

Did you know Scottish schools can get support with travel costs through the Scottish Government’s Heritage Education Travel Subsidy? Visit our Travel Subsidy page for more information.

Community Learning Projects

We engage with community and youth groups on a diverse range of projects and provide support for groups with additional needs.

Contact Learning Services to find out more:
Tel: 0131 652 8155/8156

Events at Dirleton Castle And Garden

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6 May 2016

Weaving the Unicorn exhibition

Stirling Castle

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David Roberts Exhibition

Duff House

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Kaleidoscope II

Duff House

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