Want to get out of the city for the day and visit a stunning sea-side town with islands, rivers, glens, many many birds and a castle to discover AND that is less than an hour away from Edinburgh!?!
How to get there
There are 2 ways to get to North Berwick from Edinburgh city.
One is the Bus. You can take East Coast Bus number X5, X24 and 124. All three leave from Princes St (shop side) and can take up to 1hr and 15min to arrive at North Berwick. Costing up to £8 return. Buses leave every 30 minutes.
The other option is the train. Leaving from Edinburgh Waverly station once every hour and costs between £5-£8 return. The trip takes approx 33 minutes to arrive.
Tip – Taking the bus is a longer and more expensive option, it is however more of a scenic trip to North Berwick. The bus follows the coast and is quite a stunning journey! The train however, is a lot quicker and slightly cheaper option. It does not follow the coast, but it’s a nice journey non-the less.
So if you leave Edinburgh city a wee bit earlier. Take the bus….you won’t be disappointed!
North Berwick to Tantallon Castle
How to get there
Take Bus 120 from the A198 (which is the main road out of North Berwick) heading East. Getting off at the Castleton Cottages stop. You will then have to walk approx 11 minutes to reach the Castle. You should be able to see it by now.
Getting back to North Berwick
You go back the way you came on the Bus 120. Remember to check bus times, as they don’t run all day and its an hour walk back to North Berwick.
Tantallon Castle opening times and prices
Member/Explorer Pass holder: FREE
Child aged 5–15: £3.60
Child under 5: FREE
1 April to 30 September:
Monday to Sunday, 9.30am to 5.30pm
1 October to 31 March:
Monday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm
Last entry is 30 minutes before closing.
25 and 26 December
1 and 2 January