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 located in East Lowden
Tantallon Castle
Location o Tantallon within East Lowden
Type Castle of enceinte
Coordinates 56°03′23″N 2°39′02″W / 56.0564°N 2.6506°W / 56.0564; -2.6506
Biggit c.1350
Biggit bi William Douglas, 1st Earl o Douglas
Construction
materials
Stone
In uise Until 1650
Current
condeetion
Ruined
Current
ainer
Historic Scotland
Open tae
the public
Yes
Controlled bi Earl o Angus

Tantallon Castle is a mid-14t-century fortress, located 5 km (3.1 mi) east o North Berwick, in East Lowden, Scotland. It sits atop a promontory opposite the Bass 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