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Castle Tarbert
Fidra, East Lothian, Scotland
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Castle Tarbert
Castle Tarbert is located in East Lothian
Castle Tarbert
Castle Tarbert
Coordinates 56°04′15″N 2°46′51″W / 56.07071238°N 2.780758851°W / 56.07071238; -2.780758851
Site information
Open to
the public
Condition Ruin
Site history
Built c.12th century

Castle Tarbert is located on the island of Fidra, East Lothian, within the Firth of Forth, Scotland.


A castle was constructed on the island of Fidra in the 12th century by John de Vaux, Baron of Dirleton. The castle, chapel and island was granted to the Premonstratensian monks of Dryburgh Abbey by William de Vaux in 1220. Dirleton Castle, on the mainland, was built as a replacement castle by the de Vaux family. The last mention of Castle Tarbet in 1621, which mentions the castle as the Old Castle of Eldbottle.

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