Tantallon Castle

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Tantallon Castle
Near North Berwick, East Lowden, Scotland
OSGB grid reference NT596851
Tantallon Castle.jpg
Approach tae Tantallon frae the sooth
Tantallon Castle is locatit in East Lowden
Tantallon Castle
Tantallon Castle
Coordinates56°03′23″N 2°39′02″W / 56.0564°N 2.6506°W / 56.0564; -2.6506
TeepCastle o enceinte
Site information
OwnerHistoric Scotland
Controlled biYerl o Angus
Open tae
the public
Yes
CondeetionRuined
Site history
Biggitc.1350
Biggit biWilliam Douglas, 1st Earl o Douglas
In useUntil 1650
MaterialsStone

Tantallon Castle is a mid-14t-century fortress, locatit 5 km (3.1 mi) east o North Berwick, in East Lowden, Scotland. It sits atap a promontory opposite the Bauss Rock, leukin oot ontae the Firth o Forth. The last medieval curtain wall castle tae be constructit in Scotland,[1] Tantallon comprises a single wall blockin aff the headland, wi the ither three sides naturally protectit bi sea cliffs.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Lindsay, The Castles of Scotland, p.440–442