Dirleton Castle and Garden

A Ancient Castles in East Lothian

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The remains of Dirleton Castle stand on a rocky crag, hidden within the grounds of a beautiful garden. The oldest parts of the castle date back to the 13th century when John de Vaux replaced an earlier castle on the site. The main feature of his castle was the three storey drum tower, or keep, which contained the Lord\'s hall and private apartments. From the late 13th century when Scotland and England were at war, the castle was attacked repeatedly, changing hands many times, eventually being partially demolished on the orders of Robert the Bruce.

Dirleton Castle and Garden

East Lothian
EH39 5ER
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East Lothian

East Lothian stretches Eastwards out along the Firth of Forth to North Berwick (a beautiful sea-side town that was once very fashionable with the rich and famous). Wonderful and ancient Golf courses abound everywhere. The area is served by a regular train service from Edinburgh to North Berwick which is much recommended for those who value the wonderful air quality and beautiful views, while the famous Bass Rock (the best place in Scotland to see gannets), The Law (a volcanic outcrop that dominates the town) and Tantallon Castle are spectacular attractions.