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Dirleton Castle

Today we visited Dirleton Castle in the picturesque village of Dirleton, a few miles west of North Berwick and 19 miles (31 km) east of Edinburgh. The castle is approached through a gate in the 19t…

Today we visited Dirleton Castle in the picturesque village of Dirleton, a few miles west of North Berwick and 19 miles (31 km) east of Edinburgh. The castle is approached through a gate in the 19t…

Scotland Dirleton Castle The ruins comprise a 13th-century keep, and a 16th-century house which the Ruthvens built adjacent. Only the basement levels survive of the 14th- and 15th-century additions built by the Haliburtons. Other buildings within the courtyard have also been demolished. Surrounding the castle are gardens, which may have been first laid out in the 16th century.The garden walls enclose a 16th-century doocot, or pigeon house.

Scotland Dirleton Castle The ruins comprise a 13th-century keep, and a 16th-century house which the Ruthvens built adjacent. Only the basement levels survive of the 14th- and 15th-century additions built by the Haliburtons. Other buildings within the courtyard have also been demolished. Surrounding the castle are gardens, which may have been first laid out in the 16th century.The garden walls enclose a 16th-century doocot, or pigeon house.

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