RCAHMS records the castle as NT58NE 5
Tantallon Castle is a property in the care of Scottish Ministers.
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MacGibbon, D 1891 'Tantallon Castle', Trans Edinburgh Architect Ass, vol 1, 77-84.
RCAHMS (1924) The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments and Constructions of Scotland. Eighth report with inventory of monuments and constructions in the county of East Lothian, 61-7. Edinburgh.
Richardson, J S (1950) Tantallon Castle, East Lothian. Edinburgh.
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