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Tantallon Castle

Auldhame, Scotland, United Kingdom

About Tantallon Castle

Tantallon Castle was the imposing medieval stronghold of the influential Douglas Earls of Angus for around three centuries.

Built in the fourteenth century by the first such earl, William Douglas, and later updated to deal with more modern warfare, Tantallon Castle would survive numerous sieges before being utterly devastated by the army of Oliver Cromwell in 1651.

Today, the dramatic cliff-top ruins of Tantallon Castle are quite a sight, particularly its remaining curtain wall.