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Dirleton Castle And Garden

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

Plan your visit to Dirleton Castle And Garden

Getting there

Region – Edinburgh and the Lothians
Postcode: EH39 5ER

The castle is located 3m west of North Berwick on the A198.

Grid reference

NT 516 839

Cycle Routes
Site on the National Cycle Network

Public Transport

From Edinburgh, take the First Edinburgh Bus No.124 (North Berwick) to Dirleton – 68 mins. Walk 3 minutes to Dirleton Castle.

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Facilities & access

Bus Parking Car Parking Display on History Picnic Area Reasonable Wheelchair Access Self Service Tea/Coffee Shop Guided Tours - ask on site for details Accessible by Public Transport Children's Quiz available


Parking is available 110 metres away. Visitors with disabilities can be set down by the main road which runs within 10 metres of the main gate.

The two gardens and grounds are accessible to those using wheelchairs. Two steps lead to the inner courtyard.

The castle interior is restricted for visitors using wheelchairs as are the gazebo and dovecote.Surfaces on all garden paths and those leading to the grounds are suitable for wheelchairs.

Opening arrangements & costs
Month Days Times
1 April - 30 September Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun 9.30 am to 5.30 pm
1 October - 31 March Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun 9.30 am to 4.30 pm

Last ticket sold 30 min before closing time.

Closed Christmas Day & Boxing Day (25 & 26 December) and 1st & 2nd January.

Very occasionally a property has to close at short notice due to adverse weather conditions or other reasons out with our control. Please check our closure page for any unexpected site closures You can also follow closure tweets from @welovehistory using #hsclosure. Alternatively please call the site before setting off to check they are open.

Admission Prices

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

Admission prices are subject to change. You will be charged the correct admission when buying your tickets on our official webstore.


Tel 01620 850 330

Events at Dirleton Castle And Garden

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