British Place Names

A comprehensive online gazetteer

Home » East Lothian » Dirleton, East Lothian - local map, administrative data, historical information and reader comments

Dirleton, East Lothian

Local area map loading...

Dirleton, East Lothian

Dirleton is a village and parish in East Lothian, Scotland approximately 20 miles east of Edinburgh on the A198. It contains 7,500 acres . Dirleton lies between North Berwick (east), Gullane (west), Fenton Barns (south) and the Yellowcraigs nature reserve, Archerfield Estate and the Firth of Forth (north). Gullane parish was joined to Dirleton parish in 1612 by an Act of Parliament because "Golyn (as it was anciently spelt) is ane decaying toun, and Dirleton is ane thriven place."
Administrative CountyEast Lothian
Traditional CountyEast Lothian
OS GridNT5183
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityLothian and Borders

Other names by which Dirleton, East Lothian has been known in the past


Dirleton, East Lothian in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Dirleton, coast par. and vil. with ry. sta., N. Haddingtonshire -- par., 9146 ac., pop. 1506; vil., 1½ mile NW. of the ry. sta. and 2½ miles SW. of North Berwick, pop. 343; P.O.; beside the vil. are the ruins of Dirleton Castle, a 12th century stronghold.

Your comments about Dirleton, East Lothian

What do you know about Dirleton, East Lothian? Give us the benefit of your local knowledge and opinions here!

comments powered by Disqus