The Tantallon Castle is located only thirty miles east of Edinburgh, Scotland. It is in the picturesque town of North Berwick, on the coast of the North Sea. The Castle was a fortress-home on the Firth of Forth, built in the 1350’s. It was home to the Douglas Earls of Angus, a most powerful baronial family. There were many attempts on the fort; the third in 1651 left the castle almost destroyed. It is in this state, though refortified for visitation, that the castle remains. It is possible to take photos without paying the entrance fee from the A198, but the fee for the self-tour is a mere £5.50 for adults. Once through the gates, it is a walk up a grassy knoll, over the moat, into the castle. One walks straight through to the rear grounds which are atop a steep cliff overlooking crashing ocean waves. It’s truly a beautiful spot. You can look down the well in the rear of the property. It’s deep and dark, and you can see the vegetation growing out of the crevices in its walls. A hike up the stairways on either side of the castle allows you to access the higher levels. The views from this perch are beautiful, especially on a sunny July day like we experienced. The castle is a skeleton of what used to be. There are no furnishings, only stone, but it is a beautiful landscape and an almost haunting feeling of what once flourished inside the walls, before the destruction of battle.