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Dirleton Castle

Listed under Castles & Palaces in Scotland, United Kingdom.

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The original 13th century castle of the de Vaux family had a small court set on a rock, with large round towers at three corners, one of them forming part of a keep complex with two other smaller towers. This part has its own tiny court and a range of the 1580s built by the Halyburtons.  The other towers were destroyed and replaced in the 14th and 15th centuries by a huge and thickly walled range containing a now very ruined hall and chambers over vaulted cellars. Gardens surround this picturesque and interesting ruin.

Written by  Mike Salter.

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