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We walked to the castle from East Linton and on arrival were impressed by how well kept the place was and how peaceful the castle and grounds felt. It was great to visit somewhere that was free but well maintained. Would like to have had...More
Hidden away is this beautifully sited ruined castle, incorporating a fortified manor.
Mary Queen of Scots stayed here before her third marriage.
Admission is free ....... another great Heritage Scotland site.
On our last day in Scotland, we were out driving on a beautiful sunny day and stumbled upon a sign to this lovely gem. The closer we got, the narrower the road seemed to get until we finally happened upon the ruins. We were pleased...More
I love this place I walk or cycle from haddington there is parking outside not much but enough it's never too busy, you can explore the castle for free all of it and it's great for all ages if you like a climb there are...More
Normally the free entry Historic Scotland sites are small or can only be viewed externally. For Hailes castle I think the only reason why there is no fee is the restricted access (windy single track road) keeps down visitor numbers. The castle is big enough...More
A ruined castle down narrow lanes. OK to find in a car but a motorhome might find it difficult. Not much parking space when you get there.
A good well signposted walk along River Tyne from East Linton. A shorter walk is to park at...More
An idyllic spot overlooking the river. Free entry to an amazing ruined castle. Lots of nooks and crannies. A great place to have a picnic and let the kids explore. Hide and seek would be great fun here.
tucked away on the banks of the North Tyne River is a little gem - one of those places which you feel is full of history and drama - if the stones could speak what stories they would tell. There are a few information boards...More