Auldhame Castle. - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

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About Auldhame Castle.

Auldhame is a ruinous 16th-century L-plan tower house. It consisted of a main block of three storeys and a projecting stair-tower and had bartizans crowning the main block. The courtyard side is mostly ruined, but the beach side is more complete. Today it stands empty and ruined and can be visited although visitors should take care of masonry.

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Tantallon Castle

Tantallon Castle

0.79km from Auldhame Castle.

Tantallon Castle in East Lothian, Scotland is a semi-ruined cliff-top fortress. The castle was home to the powerful Red Douglas dynasty, which often clashed with the Crown. It was besieged by both James IV and James V but was ultimately destroyed by Oliver Cromwell’s troops in a siege of 1651. Many artefacts are displayed to help tell its dramatic stories.

Canty Bay

Canty Bay

1.71km from Auldhame Castle.

Canty Bay is a coastal hamlet with two beaches separated by a rocky headland. The western beach is uninhabited and accessible by two paths that descend the grass covered cliffs from the eastern end of the Glen golf course. The eastern beach is by the hamlet. The Canty Bay Inn offered hospitality to the tourists who came to see the Bass Rock. The tenant of the Rock was usually also the innkeeper.

Bass Rock Lighthouse

Bass Rock Lighthouse

2.57km from Auldhame Castle.

The Bass Rock lighthouse is located on an island lying 3 miles off North Berwick on the East Coast of Scotland. It has a range of 21 miles and flashes white every 30 seconds. Until the automation the lighthouse was lit by incandescent gas obtained from vaporised paraffin oil converted into a bunsen gas for heating a mantle. Since that time a new biform ML300 synchronised bifilament 20-watt electric lamp has been used.

Tyninghame Beach

Tyninghame Beach

4.35km from Auldhame Castle.

Tyninghame Beach is long and sandy and often dubbed as one of the most impressive beaches in the South of Scotland. Walk through the woods along one of the many paths which wind their way through the links, finally emerging out onto the huge sandy bay with dramatic views of the Bass Rock. A wild expanse of golden sand backed by dunes the beach here is often deserted except for during the summer months.

Milsey Bay Beach

Milsey Bay Beach

4.66km from Auldhame Castle.

Milsey Bay is a sandy beach at the eastern end of North Berwick. It has lovely views out over the Firth of Forth and the Bass Rock some 2 kilometres offshore. It is a perfect place for swimming, walking, exploring rock pools, sun bathing or for a family day out. There is a boat pond built into the rocks which holds the water when the tide is out, providing a place for children to sail boats and paddle.

North Berwick Law

North Berwick Law

4.72km from Auldhame Castle.

North Berwick Law is actually a volcanic plug that erupted from the landscape over 300 million years ago. The summit area contains relics of old look-out posts from the C18 as well as WW2. A replica whale's jawbone tops the summit; replacing sets of jawbones that have been located here for over 250 years. Superb views from the summit of the outer Forth estuary. A waymarked path leads up to and back from the top of the Law.

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East Lothian Council

East Lothian Council

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East Lothian is one of the 32 council areas of Scotland, as well as a historic county, registration county and lieutenancy area. The county was also known as Haddingtonshire.

Location of Auldhame Castle.

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