Dirleton Castle

For a history and description of this castle, read the Dirleton Castle essay.

Dirleton Castle

Image 1: Dirleton Castle. The front of the castle. Note that there is only one tower at the front of the castle (the tower on the right hand side was demolished several centuries ago).

Small Tower

Image 2: Small Tower. The small tower, found on the left side of the castle as viewed from the front. The small tower is just barely seen in the rear of picture #1, but is clearly shown in this picture. This was taken from a walkway. The volcanic rock on which the castle was built provided excellent defence.

Stairs to Courtyard

Image 3: Stairs to Courtyard. This is the first view visitors get to the castle. These stairs lead up to the courtyard. The small tower in picture #2 is visible in the background.

Main Wall Interior

Image 4: Main Wall Interior. This is a picture of the main wall, taken from the interior of the castle. The opening in the middle of the picture leads through the gate house and out to the bridge in the first picture.

These photographs were taken with a Nikon FG-20 manual SLR, using a Nikkor 24mm - 50mm f2.8 wide angle zoom lens. The images were captured on Kodak Ektachrome slide film.