One of Scotland’s oldest surviving strongholds, Dirleton Castle is an impressive, romantic fortress dating back to the 13th century.
For 400 years it stood as a magnificent fortified residence for three successive noble families: the de Vauxs, the Haliburtons and the Ruthvens. Following the castle’s damage in Cromwell’s 1650 siege, a new mansion was built close to the picturesque ruins.
Today Dirleton is most famous for its beautiful gardens. Dating from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, these rival the ancient castle for attention and provide a stunning backdrop for wedding photography.