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Getaway Dirleton Castle

Getaway Dirleton Castle


It is accessed by car without problem.

The castle has its own parking.

Scotland (United Kingdom)
Telf: (+44) 1620 850330
Web: https://www.historicenvironment.scot/visit-a-place/places/dirleton-castle/

Once Edinburgh has been seen and having spent a few hours in charming North Berwick, it was time to start the route through Scotland.

I planned a circular route with the aim of minimizing travel times. Due to its proximity to North Berwick, the first castle to visit is Dirleton Castle.

Dirleton is a quiet little town. The houses are very well maintained. They have no fences and the gardens are amazing. Worth a visit; but without losing sight of the fact that the tourist attraction of the town is the castle. The oldest parts of the castle date from the 13th century, although it was not abandoned until the end of the 17th century. This marvelous fortress served three successive noble families for 400 years.

It is in a state of obvious decay; which, on the one hand, makes you sad and, on the other, gives you charm. I really enjoyed the visit, as I did not meet anyone. The silence of the surroundings, the beauty of its gardens and the imposing castle made the visit unique. There is an impressive wall that encloses the castle and the beautiful gardens.

I did not have any problem; but I have read on the internet that there are currently access restrictions in place as a precautionary measure while conducting masonry inspections. The castle is not accessible; but no problem with the gardens.

I spent a long time in the castle. More time outside than inside, especially since the dimensions of the gardens are much larger than the interior.

Without being one of the best in Scotland, the visit is worth.

If you need and/or want help organizing your getaway, don't hesitate to send me an mail!


A couple of hours is enough.


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