Tantallon Castle

Near North Berwick, East Lothian, EH39 5PN

01620 892 727


The castle grounds and shop are open.

Due to access restrictions in place as a precautionary measure while we undertake high level masonry inspections, there is currently no visitor access to the castle or Doocot. Find out more about our conservation work.


A small car park next to the visitor centre has two accessible spaces. It is level tarmac.

There is a larger car park about 400m from the visitor centre.

Approach to site

The castle is 250m from the visitor centre, along a gently sloping grass pathway (steepest gradient 1:10) and over a timber bridge.


Assistance dogs are permitted at all our sites and within roofed areas.  

Visitors' dogs are allowed at Tantallon Castle. Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times and not left unattended at any time. Owners must pick up after their dogs.

Visiting the site

Visitors will be able to move through the grounds following a specific route. Please follow signage where indicated.

  • One family at a time will be able to enter the ticket office
  • Next to the ticket office, there is an adapted toilet, as well as are two picnic tables and two benches
  • The dovecot is 40m off the main pathway to the castle and can be reached over cut grass
  • The grass can become muddy in places when wet

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Opening times

The castle grounds and shop are open.

There is currently no visitor access to the castle building or Doocot due to precautionary access restrictions while we undertake high level masonry inspections.

1 Apr to 30 Sept:
Daily, 9.30am to 5.30pm
Last entry 5pm

1 Oct to 31 Mar:
Daily, 10am to 4pm
Last entry 3.30pm

Closed for lunch 12.30pm to 1.30pm.


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