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Tantallon Castle
Title: Tantallon Castle
Description: Tantallon Castle, owned by Historic Scotland is a fine ruin with superb views over the Firth of Forth to the Bass Rock. This view shows the Dovecot, the rock and the Main Curtain Wall (under repair). It was built around 1350 by the Douglas Earls of Angus and ultimatly attacked by Cromwell's guns in 1651. There are three towers on the curtain wall: The Douglas tower on the left, the mid tower and the east tower to the right.

The castle is part of the story of the 'Red' Douglases and their rivals the 'Black' Douglases. Both sub-families split from the mighty Douglas Clan after 1389. Other castles associated with the Douglases are:

Date: September 2006
Tantallon Castle
Title: Tantallon Castle
Description: The inner close and water well with the hall block beyond.
Date: September 2006
Tantallon Castle
Title: Tantallon Castle
Description: From the top of the curtain wall there are fine views towards the Bass Rock and the Fife coast. This is the view from the Douglas Tower.
Date: September 2006
Tantallon Castle
Title: Tantallon Castle
Description: The mid tower is set into the curtain wall and acts as the gatehouse.
Date: September 2006
Tantallon Castle
Title: Tantallon Castle
Description: Another view of the Mid Tower and the hall from the edge of the cliffs.
Date: September 2006
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