Tantallon Castle Castles Next

Tantallon castle is located on the southeastern coast of Scotland about one hour from Edinburgh.  It is a unique structure because it does not fully enclose an inner ward or keep.  The castle is situated on a rocky promontory that juts out into the sea.  The landward side of the promontory is protected by a thick curtain wall that is over 100 feet high.  The other three sides of the castle are protected by steep cliffs that drop off to the sea.  Tantallon castle is quite picturesque with the sea all around and nearby Bass rock with its lighthouse and large population of sea birds.  The views from the top of the castle wall are fantastic.  This is one of my favorite castles both to explore and photograph..

View of the curtain wall from the landward side

View from the battlements of the courtyard,
the sea, and Bass rock