Dirleton Castle has a full and varied history which is celebrated and explained in this official souvenir guide.
The castle was originally owned by the De Vaux family, who were of Norman origin and had been invited to Scotland by King David in the 12th Century. The next 400 years saw it home to the De Vaux, Haliburton and the Ruthven families. But when the Ruthvens fell from grace, that the castle was left abandoned.
This detailed guide will immerse you in the castle’s story.