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Tantallon Castle

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Tantallon Castle
Near North Berwick, East Lowden, Scotland
OSGB grid reference NT596851
Approach tae Tantallon frae the sooth
Tantallon Castle is located 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
Site history
Biggit biWilliam Douglas, 1st Earl o Douglas
In useUntil 1650

Tantallon Castle is a mid-14t-century castle, locatit 5 km (3.1 mi) east o North Berwick, in East Lowden, Scotland. It sits atouer a ness conter the Bauss Rock, leukin oot ontae the Firth o Forth. The last medieval curtain wa castle tae be construckit in Scotland,[1] Tantallon comprises the ae wa blockin aff the ness, wi the ither three side naitrally proteckit bi sea heuchs.

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