How scenic is Tantallon Castle?! As Scotland spends 2020 celebrating its coasts and waters, we are looking at some of our favourite water sites. Have you visited this one?
Built in the 1350s by William, 1st Earl of Douglas and later passed to the junior line, the Red Douglases, Tantallon has seen its fair share of history and was besieged three times:
⚔️1491 by James IV
⚔️1528 by James V
⚔️1651 by Oliver Cromwell
More recently, the clifftop castle has starred in two major films! It appeared in Under the Skin starring Scarlett Johansson as well as the 1998 #Bollywood smash hit #KuchKuchHotaHa . •
If you’re looking for the perfect day out, Tantallon Castle is not only greatly suited to a game of hide and seek, but also offers amazing views over the #BassRock and #NorthSea and is the perfect spot to watch the large #seabird colonies.
We think this castle is a real #YCW2020 showstopper! •
And if you have any great pictures from your visits to any of the 300+ historic properties in our care, don’t forget to tag us when you post them on Instagram!
Just use @HistoricScotland, or the #HistoricScotland hashtag, and we’ll be in touch for permission to share our favourites with our followers.