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Dirleton Castle

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Dirleton Castle
Dirleton, Lothian, Scotland
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Dirleton Castle stands on a high mound in the attractive village of Dirleton, just west of North Berwick, Lothian. The castle is set in a later garden which is quite exceptional for colour, and boasts the longest herbaceous borders in the world. In the grounds, a short distance downhill from the castle, is a magnificent dovecot dating the the 16th century, with nesting boxes for 2000 birds.

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