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Hailes Castle

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East Linton, Scotland
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Best Castle in the area

Best Castle in the area lovely quiet spot by the river - unstaffed castle so free This castle must... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2017
Southampton UK
Lovely walk

We walked to the castle from East Linton and on arrival were impressed by how well kept the place... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2017
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Reviewed 12 May 2017

Best Castle in the area lovely quiet spot by the river - unstaffed castle so free This castle must not be missed if you are in the area

Thank SouthamptonUKAndy22
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

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

Thank kmcliverpool
Reviewed 25 April 2017

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. Parking limited.

Thank worldtraveller045045
Reviewed 18 April 2017

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

Thank Eric H
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Took youngsters to roll eggs. A wonderful day out and a lovely place to visit. Fascinating ruins in a beautiful location on the river bank, well worth a visit. Only limited parking on a narrow road.

Thank jnd67
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Hayley M
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Kath M
Reviewed 16 February 2017

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

Thank Keith W
Reviewed 13 September 2016

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.

Thank jhgWorcester
Reviewed 11 September 2016

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

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