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  • Dirleton Castle and Gardens

    The gardens, exhibition and shop are open. The castle and doocot remain closed as a precautionary measure while Historic Environment Scotland undertake high level masonry inspections. Booking in advance is recommended to guarantee entry.

    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


    • Historic Castle
    • Herbaceous borders
    • Child friendly

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    • Herbaceous Borders & Plantings

    Opening Times

    Monday: 9.30 until 5.30pm, last entry 4.30pm Tuesday: 9.30 until 5.30pm, last entry 4.30pm Wednesday: 9.30 until 5.30pm, last entry 4.30pm Thursday: 9.30 until 5.30pm, last entry 4.30pm Friday: 9.30 until 5.30pm, last entry 4.30pm Saturday: 9.30 until 5.30pm, last entry 4.30pm Sunday: 9.30 until 5.30pm, last entry 4.30pm also:

    Closed for lunch 12.30pm to 1.30pm

    Check for the latest information.

    Dates closed

    Closed Tuesday-Friday
    Closed Christmas and New Year. See our website for more details

    Admission prices

    Adult: Check HES website for details


    Car park Picnic area Shop Wheelchair access

    Coach parking, reasonable wheelchair access, self-service tea and coffee.


    Dirleton Road

    EH39 5ER


    01620 850 330
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