Dirleton Castle

[Dirleton Castle gatehouse and drawbridge]

Halfway between Gullane and North Berwick, Dirleton Castle is one of the best all-round castles you can visit in Scotland. With the beauty of extensive grounds and gardens, dramatic drawbridge and gatehouse, the romance of a large ruin, but enough still standing to help you imagine the building's layout, it's a fitting centrepiece to Dirleton village. Some of the castle dates back to the 13th century, and its subsequent ownership by three different families allowed for its constant rebuilding and expansion. The resulting masterpiece sits perfectly on a small, rocky outcrop.

[Dirleton Castle from the grounds]

Name: Dirleton Castle ★★☆
Location: Dirleton village centre, G.R.: NT 516839 / tastings formed collapsed
Open (2017): Daily
Cost (2017): £5.50 (adults), £3.30 (children), free for Historic Environment members

[Dirleton Castle Gardens]

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