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This is a list of castles in East Lothian.


Name Type Date Condition Ownership location Notes Picture
Auldhame Castle tower house 16th century ruin Seacliff Auldhame Castle.jpg
Ballencrieff Castle tower house 1507, 1586 restored private; next to pig farm Ballencrieff Ballencrieff Castle, East Lothian - - 667965.jpg
Barnes Castle uncompleted castle ruin Haddington
Extensive castle planned, but never completed above the vaults. Barnes Castle, East Lothian.JPG
The Bass curtain wall & keep 16th century ruin open for visitors (via boat trip) Bass Rock
later adapted for artillery; stone used to build lighthouse Bass Rock Castle Lighthouse 1.jpg
Black Castle No remains Cockburnspath
some remains existed until c. 1800
Byres Castle 13th century No remains
Dirleton Castle fortress 13th century partly ruined Historic Scotland Dirleton
Dirleton S.jpg
Dunbar Castle ruin Dunbar
Dunbar Harbour and Castle, 1987.jpg
Fa'side Castle Tower house (altered keep) 15th century Restored 1970s Private Tranent
Also known as Faside, Fawside and Falside ScottishCastle.jpg
Fenton Tower Tower house 1587 Restored Private North Berwick
In use as a hotel, also featured on Balamory Fenton Tower - - 366565.jpg
Gamelshiel Castle Tower house 14th century Ruin Lammermuir Hills Gamelshiel Castle (remains of) - - 103058.jpg
Garleton Castle Courtyard castle 16th century Partially occupied Private Haddington
Partially restored with remaining part ruined Garleton Castle.jpg
Hailes Castle Keep & ranges 14th century Ruin Historic Scotland East Linton
Ranges and towers 15th-16th century HailesN.jpg
Innerwick Castle 14th century Ruin Innerwick Innerwick Castle.jpg
Keith Marischal Occupied Keith front.jpg
Kilspindie Castle Ruin Kilspindie Castle, East Lothian - - 750741.jpg
Lennoxlove Occupied Duke of Hamilton Open to the public Lennoxlove House - - 37990.jpg
Luffness Castle Tower house 16th century altered private Aberlady
castle on site from 13th century
Markle Castle Tower house 14th century Ruin NT57957754
Ormiston Castle Tower house 16th century Ruin
Penshiel Tower Ruin
Preston Tower keep 15th century ruin NTS; free access (exterior view & garden & doocot) Prestonpans, next to Hamilton House
Two storeys added in 17th century. Currently in council-maintained grounds. Preston Tower - - 1031308.jpg
Redhouse Castle courtyard castle 16th century ruin free access through market garden Longniddry
Redhouse Castle.jpg
Saltcoats Castle Courtyard castle 16th century Ruin Gullane
Saltoun Hall or Castle Elizabethan house 16th century occupied private Pencaitland
building incorporates remnants of 12th-century castle
Smeaton House Courtyard castle 15th century Modified Private Inveresk Now part of a farm
Stoneypath Tower tower house 16th century restored Nunraw Abbey
Tantallon Castle courtyard castle 14th century ruin Historic Scotland North Berwick
Tantallon Castle - - 1803318.jpg
Tranent Tower Tower house 16th century Ruin Tranent Tranent Tower.jpg
Waughton Castle 14th century Ruin Whitekirk Waughton Castle and Doocot - - 137844.jpg
Whittingehame Tower keep 15th century Occupied Balfour family East Linton
Whittingehame Tower.jpg
Yester Castle Castle & keep 13th century Ruin private Gifford
Includes an underground vault known as the Goblin Ha' Vaulted entrance to Yester Castle
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