Tantallon Castle North Berwick Reviews
Another beautiful castle (ruin) on the Scottish coast with views to Bass Rock Dec 21, 2012
Take a train (or a bus) and get off at North Berwick - the town's beautiful also. I recommend a separate visit of the town, if you don't have a car.
I always walked from the railway station across the town and on the road after that. You can take a bus, which stops near the castle, but the walk is manageable - the road has got a path for walking, just in the end close to the castle you need follow the traffic, which has never been heavy. You can see beautiful views towards Bass Rock (an island with a lighthouse, you can get there by boat from North Berwick - if lucky full of puffin colonies) already from the road.
You go inside passing the moats and approach the majestic ruin of the castle, which was a witness of the Anglo-Scottish clashes in the past, even Oliver Cromwell invaded the castle. The description of the castle is very good, so you can imagine, how the castle looked like in the past, some parts are preserved - towers, jail, cellars. Even the life in the castle is quite well described.
The castle is not just a ruin, but also a great viewpoint towards Bass Rock and the coastal area of the Fife peninsula. Now in the care of Historic Scotland, kept under the preservation for the future. The entrance fee is moderate and the visit is indeed worth it.
Have nice moments in the castle as I had.
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