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Hailes Castle

East Linton, Scotland
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Free wee castle

Unplanned visit in sunny day. We traveled by car, the road is very narrow but the landscape is... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Gisela N
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Lovely Castle

My wife surprised me with an 8 mile "get fit and stop being grumpy" walk along the river and we... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Stuart P
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East Linton, Scotland
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"free entry"
in 8 reviews
"single track road"
in 5 reviews
"mary queen of scots"
in 5 reviews
"passing places"
in 4 reviews
"sunny day"
in 7 reviews
"limited parking"
in 3 reviews
"historic scotland"
in 5 reviews
"nooks and crannies"
in 3 reviews
"narrow lanes"
in 2 reviews
"worth the effort"
in 2 reviews
"lovely walk"
in 3 reviews
"lovely place to visit"
in 2 reviews
"beautiful area"
in 2 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 4 reviews
"banks of the river"
in 3 reviews
"east lothian"
in 4 reviews
"hidden away"
in 2 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

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.

Thank Gisela N
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Stuart P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Delzer65
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Reviewed 9 June 2018

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

Thank DaytonJG
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Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Kevin R
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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Hayles80
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Reviewed 16 January 2018

Hidden off the road beautiful unmanned castle owned by historic Scotland love walking through the grounds and castle and all you can hear is the river and the birds nice place for a picnic

Thank debbie l
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Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

Superb peaceful csstle to visit, the sense of history is heavy in the air, sensational views across East Lothian farmlands

Thank Douglas B
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Reviewed 20 December 2017

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.

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Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

Best approached on foot. It's about four and a half miles from Haddington, if you walk along the footpath on the banks of the River Tyne. Much shorter from East Linton. If going by car, just hope that there isn't anything coming the other way....More

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