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hello...Set on the edge of the cliffs, looking out to the Bass Rock, this formidable castle was a stronghold of the Douglas family.

Ascend Tantallon’s towers for spectacular views of the Bass Rock and to watch gannets plunge into the North Sea. Then descend into the depths of a particularly grim pit prison.

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.

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  • Copyright: dale rys (dale54) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1007 W: 0 N: 2125] (15788)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2019-10-16
  • Categories: Castles
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2019-10-18 9:53
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