Tantallon Castle

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

Tantallon Castle

Image 1: Tantallon Castle. This is the front of the castle, taken from near the dovecot. The ruined condition of the castle is clearly seen. What isn't clear from this picture is the size of the castle; the main tower is about 5 storeys high.

Tantallon Castle, from behind the ditch

Image 2: Tantallon Castle, from behind the ditch. This picture is close to what you see from the castle's parking lot. The castle itself is partly hidden due to the ditch that was built by the defenders. The dovecot is noticeable on the far left of the picture. (I have a better picture of the dovecot, but it wasn't scanned. When I get a slide scanner, I will post it here.)

Castle Entrance

Image 3: Castle Entrance. A close-up of the castle's entrance. You get an idea of the depth of the ditch around the base of the castle. You can also tell the extent of the damage suffered by the castle in its final siege.

Inner Courtyard

Image 4: Inner Courtyard. View of the inside of the main curtain wall from the ruined buildings on the northern side of the castle.

View from the Top

Image 5: View from the Top. View from the top of the curtain wall. The structure in the middle of the picture is the ruined outer gate.

Outer Gate

Image 6: Outer Gate. The outer gate as seen from the ground level.

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.