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Tantallon Castle

Seat of the Douglas Earls of Angus, one of the most powerful baronial families in Scotland

Tantallon Castle

A formidable stronghold set atop cliffs on the Firth of Forth, Tantallon Castle was the seat of the Douglas Earls of Angus, one of the most powerful baronial families in Scotland.

Tantallon served as a noble fortification for more than three centuries and endured three sieges.

Visitors can enjoy wild flowers in season and touch the replica cannon. Refreshments are available in the visitor centre.

Highlights

  • The stunning location – on a high cliff edge overlooking the Firth of Forth and the Bass Rock.
  • The mighty stone curtain wall – absolutely the best 14th-century castle architecture anywhere in Scotland.
  • The replica gun in the East Tower – an exact reproduction of the kind of gun that would have been used to defend the castle against James IV (1491) and James V (1528).
  • The wildlife – rare flora and fauna inhabit the large promontory.
Green Tourism Award - Silver

Location

Region – Edinburgh and the Lothians
Postcode: EH39 5PN

Opening arrangements

Summer
1 April - 30 September, Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun, 9.30 am to 5.30 pm

Winter
1 October - 31 March, Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun, 9.30 am to 4.30 pm

Admission prices

All year
Adult £5.50, Child £3.30, Concession £4.40

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