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
Coordinates 56°03′23″N 2°39′02″W / 56.0564°N 2.6506°W / 56.0564; -2.6506
Teep Castle o enceinte
Site information
Owner Historic Scotland
Controlled bi Yerl o Angus
Open tae
the public
Condeetion Ruined
Site history
Biggit c.1350
Biggit bi William Douglas, 1st Earl o Douglas
In use Until 1650
Materials Stone

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