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“Hailes Castle” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hailes Castle
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Hailes Castle”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2014

We walked along the river from East Linton to get here, a nice walk and worth it. Some nice info boards to tell you about the history and plenty of broken down walls and hidden cellars to explore. Plus it's on a picturesque site right by the river.

Visited May 2014
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English first
Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“nice day”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2014

it is out a single track road and it is just a ruin,but it is still worth a visit,i was there on sunny day and it was good to get few photos to add to my collection,only bad bit is parking or the lack of it that is,like i said single track road and there is small bit of parking for about four cars,if you cant get parked you could allways just block the road like some muppet did.

Visited May 2014
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Scotland
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79 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Stunning”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2014

A great castle, can't believe we have not visited before. Check out the stories of the ghost beforehand and remember your camera you ever know what will appear as a photobomb. A great familytripout.

Visited March 2014
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East Linton, Scotland, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Lovely walk to the ruins”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

Best enjoyed in the Spring or Summer as it can get a little muddy but why not leave the car in East Linton and take a leisurely walk along the side of the River Tyne through the woods and enjoy all the views and wild life along the way before you arrive at the Historic Scotland site of Hailes Castle. No admission fee or trappings but lovely grounds let your imagination take over and enjoy the history of the castle and the surrounding country side. Walk back by the single track road and again enjoy the sites including Traprain Law and the surrounding farm land.

Visited April 2013
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Upnorth
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32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Quiet ruin”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2013

Out of many castles in East Lothian, this is by far my favourite. It's location is off the beaten track, single track road, about 1.5 miles south west of East Linton but so worth it when you get there. It's a ruin and the best part is that it is free. Very tranquil with beautifully kept grounds and well maintained. Great for children although behind the castle lies the River Tyne so need to be careful if they are running free. Interesting history and as we picnic here often, I find Hailes Castle is a very easy setting to imagine how times were here in the 13th-16th centuries and so quiet, you could hear a pin drop! Please do pay this one a visit, well worth it.

Visited August 2013
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