Dunbar Battery
Military Dunbar Borders

Dunbar Battery

Military In Dunbar, Borders

An 18th century battery protecting Dunbar Harbour from invasion and privateers.

Just across the harbour from Dunbar Castle is the Dunbar Battery, located on a peninsula that juts out into the North Sea and offers stunning views of the castle and coastline.

The battery was built in 1781 as a fort to defend Dunbar Harbour from attack by privateers and also from a possible French invasion. It was decommissioned in the late 19th century, and fell into disrepair. However, in recent years it has been restored and redeveloped into a popular visitor attraction.

The battery is now home to a number of features, including:

Amphitheatre - A modern amphitheatre that hosts a variety of events throughout the year, including concerts, plays, and film screenings.

Coastal Garden - A beautiful coastal garden with a variety of plants and flowers.

Interpretation Hub - A small museum that tells the story of the battery's history.

Public Art - A number of public art installations, including a dramatic sculpture of a wave crashing against the rocks.

Panoramic views - The battery offers panoramic views of the coastline and the surrounding countryside. On a clear day, you can see the Isle of May, the Lammermuir Hills, and even the coast of Northumberland.

The battery is free to enter and you can wander along the harbour wall for fabulous views over Dunbar Castle.

From the harbour you can just make out the concical shape of Berwick Law.

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Contributed by Simon Hawkins

Thanks for checking out this place on the Fabulous North! I do enjoy a wander out in to the countryside trying to find hidden gems that not many people know about. You can't beat a rogue pele tower up a remote hill, a mysterious stone circle or a stunning waterfall secluded in a forest.

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