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All reviews free entry sunny day mary queen of scots limited parking single lane historic scotland nooks and crannies narrow road lovely walk peaceful spot lovely place to visit beautiful area worth a visit east lothian car park river tyne lovely stream
My wife and I wanted to visit Hailes Castle and climb up Traprain Law before trying lunch in East Linton. We were holidaying in Dunbar to attend the Lammermuir Festival and enjoy sea walks, historic sites and local restaurants.
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Unplanned visit in sunny day. We traveled by car, the road is very narrow but the landscape is beautiful. No car park (off-road parking). No entry fee. Perfect for a picnic day on the back of the castle facing the river Tyne.
My wife surprised me with an 8 mile "get fit and stop being grumpy" walk along the river and we finally got to visit this lovely castle. Sadly neither of us drive so we havent seen this place before but if you are in the...More
As other reviews say what a hidden Gem. The castle is well kept. The ground round the back of the castle beside the river is lovely just to sit at. After we looked around the castle we sat down and had a picnic which was...More
This wasn't a scheduled visit - we had time to kill before visiting Preston Mills and I saw a road sign. It's out in the middle of nowhere, down a single lane farm road, and there is no parking lot (just a slight widening of...More
Took an early morning circular walk along the river Tyne from East Linton and stopped off at Hailes Castle mid route. Great place perched over the river, and beautifully kept by the local warden who we met tidying ready for opening. Great place for us...More
Tucked away and only known because of brown signs taking you there. What a find! Beside a river the main guts of the house are still there along with the foundations of side buildings. Stunning. The car park is a lay by but because its...More
You will pass this castle if you take the lovely walk along the River Tyne from Haddington to East Linton. The ruins are very impressive and quite atmospheric. It is strange to come across them out apparently in the middle of nowhere.