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North Berwick Town Information

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A royal burgh situated on the banks of the Firth of Forth, North Berwick boasts sandy beaches, golf courses and the Scottish Seabird Centre.

In the background stands 613ft high North Berwick Law. On top of it is a watchtower and an arch constructed from the jaws of a whale. Bass Rock lies a mile out in the Firth.

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North Berwick Law - Photo © Craig J. Seath
North Berwick Law - Photo: Craig J. Seath CCL

North Berwick - Photo © Richard Webb
North Berwick - Photo: Richard Webb CCL

In 1590 a local witchcraft trial ended in the execution of three ‘witches’ accused of trying to kill James V1 by sinking his ship by throwing a cat into the Forth.

Tantallon Castle was built in the 14th century as the stronghold of the famous Douglas clan. Although it has 100ft cliffs on three sides it was destroyed by Oliver Cromwell after a 12-day siege in 1651. Only earthworks have survived.