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Tantallon Castle Front
Tantallon Castle, a ruined fortress dating back to the 14th Century, stands on a remote rocky headland near North Berwick on the Scottish east coast, looking towards the firth of forth. Of its four sides, the castle is protected on three sides by the rocky sea cliffs. However, even that protection did not stop it being badly damaged in an attack by Oliver Cromwell's forces in 1651.
The protection offered can be seen from this picture of Seaview harbour, the smallest harbour in the British Isles. Tantallon Castle is in the background.
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The second picture is taken from the front of Tantallon castle. It shows the remains of the massive curtain wall, destroyed by Cromwells forces.
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