Dirleton Castle on a sunny day

East Lothian, Scotland

Dirleton Castle was built in the 1200s by John de Vaux who had been granted the Barony of Dirleton by King David I of Scotland.

Dirleton Castle was the residence of three noble familes: de Vaux, Haliburtons and Ruthvens.

After Oliver Cromwell’s siege in 1650, the castle was sadly left to decay.

Luckily, Dirleton Castle and Estate was purchased by John Nisbet, a lawyer and judge who made sure to maintain the garden surrounding the ruin.

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