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Tantallon Castle

North Berwick
East Lothian
EH39 5PN

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.

In the late 14th century, they built a great stone curtain across a rocky promontory overlooking the Bass Rock. Its lofty towers and halls provided an imposing residence befitting a feudal lord and his household and suitably strong defences.

Tantallon served as a noble fortification for more than three centuries and endured frequent sieges. During Cromwell's invasion in 1651 it suffered heavy damage and its days as one of the country's mightiest castles came to a close.

This property is managed by Historic Scotland.

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Three miles east of North Berwick off the A198.

Tantallon Castle Postcode for SatNav: EH39 5PN


+44 (0)1620 892 727

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