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Dirleton Castle

  • A198 Map It
  • North Berwick
  • Castle/Palace/Chateau

Published 10/27/2015

Fodor's Review

In the center of tiny Dirleton sits the 12th-century Dirleton Castle, surrounded by a high outer wall. Within the wall you can find a 17th-century bowling green, set in the shade of yew trees and surrounded by a herbaceous flower border that blazes with color in high summer. The castle, now in Historic Scotland's care, was occupied in 1298 by King Edward I of England as part of his campaign for the continued subjugation of the unruly Scots.

Sight Information


A198, 2 miles west of North Berwick, North Berwick, East Lothian, EH39 5ER, Scotland

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Sight Details:

  • £5.50
  • Apr.–Sept., daily 9:30–5:30; Oct.–Mar., daily 9:30–4:30; last admission ½ hr before closing.

Published 10/27/2015


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