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  • Dirleton Castle and Gardens - HES

    In light of updated Scottish Government advice regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19), Historic Environment Scotland have taken the decision to close public access to our staffed properties and offices until further notice.

    Cross the deep moat guarded by high walls and an imposing tower and discover stories of sieges, nobility and witchcraft in this stunning castle. Dirleton is also however celebrated for the beauty of its grounds and idyllic setting.

    The gardens that grace the castle grounds today date from the late 1800s and early 1900s. Fragrant herbaceous borders greet you as you enter the estate. These belong to the beautiful north garden, which dates from the Arts and Crafts movement of the 1920s.

    The formal Victorian west garden - with its foliage plants and geraniums - was faithfully reconstructed in 1993 and is at its most impressive in September. This year one of the garden's 24 year old monkey puzzle tree‚ finally produced cucumber shaped cones showing it to be a male.

    How to find us

    In Dirleton Village, 3m West of North Berwick on the A198.



    Gold GBTS, VS rating 4 Star


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    Opening Times


    Open All Year
    26 Mar – 30 Sep 2018 9.30am-5.30pm.
    1 Oct – 31 Mar 2019 10am-4pm

    Dates closed

    Closed Christmas & New Year. See our website for more details

    Admission prices

    Adult: £6 Child: £3.60 Concession: £4.80


    Picnic area Shop Car park

    Coach parking, reasonable wheelchair access, children’s quiz, self-service tea & coffee.


    Dirleton Road

    EH39 5ER


    01620 850 330
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