Dirleton Castle

Exchange vows in one of Scotland’s oldest surviving strongholds, a romantic 13th-century fortress.

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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. Find out more about our conservation work.

Dirleton Castle is suitable for:

  • ceremonies
  • photography

Say ‘I do’ in one of Scotland’s oldest surviving strongholds, a romantic 13th-century fortress. Dirleton Castle served as a magnificent fortified residence to three successive noble families for more than 400 years. Cromwell’s 1650 siege left the fortress in picturesque ruins, and today Dirleton’s beautiful gardens vie with the castle for your attention. A stunning backdrop for wedding photography – either indoors or outside.


Capacity: 30 people

This pretty family chapel was built for the private use of the Haliburton lords who once owned Dirleton Castle. Today, you can hire it for an intimate wedding ceremony attended by your nearest and dearest.

The Great Hall and Barrel Vaults

May be available for hire depending on when ongoing conservation work completes. Please contact the site directly for more information.


You can hire Dirleton Castle just for your wedding photographs, even if your ceremony will be held elsewhere.

Find out more about wedding photography or contact Dirleton Castle direct on 01620 850 330 for details.

Types of ceremony

Religious and Humanist wedding ceremonies. Civil ceremonies by agreement with Registrar.


Postcode: EH39 5ER

In Dirleton village, 3 miles west of North Berwick on the A198.

More information

Download the Dirleton Castle Wedding brochure [PDF, 3.54MB]

Find out more about Dirleton Castle


Weddings Team
Historic Environment Scotland
Longmore House
Salisbury Place

Telephone: 0131 668 8973

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