Tantallon Castle

History & Heritage See & Do


Tantallon Castle has a great location overlooking the ocean and the high cliffs.

This is a 14th Century castle in good condition with thick stone walls, towers, courtyards and a history of trouble!

You’ll find it on the eastern side of East Lothian between Dunbar and North Berwick.

This is where Mary of Queen of Scots once stayed and it was built in the 1350’s. For hundreds of years it was owned by the Red Douglases who were a very powerful family in their day. Unfortunately the castle was under siege on a number of occassions the last being in 1651 when Cromwell actually destroyed it!


  •  Admission charges
  • Seasonal opening hours
  • Car Park
  • Visitor Centre
  • Toilets
  • Cafe


Tantallon Castle 7 day weather forecast, weather in North Berwick, East Lothian

Expect a temp in the range 7.3℃ to 7.6℃ with wind speed 6.5 m/sec (SW)
Monday, Jan 24
Expect a temp in the range 7℃ to 7.4℃ with wind speed 6 m/sec (SW)
Tuesday, Jan 25
Expect a temp in the range 5.5℃ to 6.2℃ with wind speed 7.4 m/sec (W)
Wednesday, Jan 26
Expect a temp in the range 7.5℃ to 8.9℃ with wind speed 11.5 m/sec (WSW)
Thursday, Jan 27
Expect a temp in the range 6.2℃ to 7.9℃ with wind speed 10.9 m/sec (W)
Friday, Jan 28
Expect a temp in the range 5.6℃ to 6.2℃ with wind speed 8.2 m/sec (W)
Saturday, Jan 29
Expect a temp in the range 9.1℃ to 10.5℃ with wind speed 12.8 m/sec (SW)

North Berwick weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

Where to stay ...


You may also like ...

In this 'you may also like' section we attempt to answer what else can I do? Here you have a list by order of being the closest some more beaches, things to see and do, places to eat and upcoming events.

Nearby beaches…

Something to see and do…

Some more seaside locations in East Lothian