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Hailes Castle

East Linton, Scotland
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Free cost and free of crowds

This wasn't a scheduled visit - we had time to kill before visiting Preston Mills and I saw a road... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
DaytonJG
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Centerville, Ohio
Beautifully kept site

Took an early morning circular walk along the river Tyne from East Linton and stopped off at Hailes... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2018
Kevin R
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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East Linton, Scotland
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"free entry"
in 8 reviews
"single track road"
in 5 reviews
"passing places"
in 4 reviews
"mary queen of scots"
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
"banks of the river"
in 3 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 4 reviews
"east lothian"
in 4 reviews
"hidden away"
in 2 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 8 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 17 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 21 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.

1  Thank NomadicTraveller7
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Reviewed 21 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

1  Thank Wol V
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Reviewed 2 November 2017

Lovely hidden gem beautifully kept Clean and Tidy lovely place to chill out or have a picnic or even a wedding some beautiful seenery and walk along the River Tyne. Only one thing the parking area is very small and narrow road along to the...More

1  Thank LadyIreneWoods
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

This castle is situated way out in the boondocks, down a long, narrow, winding road. There's almost no parking once you reach it. Not worth the effort and the fact that this property has about the same rating as other, much, much better properties in...More

Thank Jon G
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Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

When I say hidden, I mean really hidden. Followed the directions, no sign of the Castle, pulled over into the only parking space and Hailes Castle was there, hidden amongst the greenery. We went in and what an amazing little ruin it is. It is...More

Thank Steve C
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