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Hailes Castle

East Linton, Scotland
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Afternoon out

What's not to like, drive, walk or cycle you won't be disappointed! Lovely place to visit and spend... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
North Berwick, United Kingdom
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Top castle on our trip...

This castle is set on a lovely stream with well cared for grounds. Free access but one of our... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Pender Island, Canada
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East Linton, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What's not to like, drive, walk or cycle you won't be disappointed! Lovely place to visit and spend some time! My daughter loved exploring all the nooks and crannies and it's wonderful to find something free that the kids enjoy in the holidays!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This castle is set on a lovely stream with well cared for grounds. Free access but one of our faves. It is natural, not all done up with fake staging. The road getting to it is single lane so much care is needed when approaching....More

Reviewed 15 June 2017

If you are on the history trail and a secluded spot, this one fits the bill, but to get there it is narrow windy roads with passing points and limited parking at the site. Try to have a small car on the day. Free entry....More

Reviewed 9 June 2017

It's well kept ruines along a small road and on the south bank of river Tyne. It is free of charge and beautiful area around the castle ground. From a far you see only a wall but after entering the door and see the inside...More

Reviewed 5 June 2017

Took the grandchildren to see a little bit of Scottish history. They enjoyed walking around finding out what all the little nooks and crannies were used for. It is in a very peaceful setting overlooking river and as it is unstaffed it is free to...More

Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

As we were staying nearby - visited here & we can mark off our Historic Scotland book. Free entry & enjoyed our visit on this sunny day. Got some good photos

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

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

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.

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

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