Built by James II in 1460 the castle was used to protect the Firth of Forth from pirates and the English. It was one of the first castles in Scotland built to withstand canon fire with 2 D- shaped towers with double walls. The castle is 70 feet above the beach and offers great views across the Forth to Edinburgh.
Please note that the castle is not staffed and offers limited access.Please call Historic Scotland ahead of your visit to get information if the castle is open to visitors on the day. The park surrounding the castle is always accessible.
Entrance is free.
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