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Hailes Castle

East Linton, Scotland
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Magical castle on the banks of the river tyne

Hidden off the road beautiful unmanned castle owned by historic Scotland love walking through the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
debbie l
Livingston, United Kingdom

Superb peaceful csstle to visit, the sense of history is heavy in the air, sensational views across... read more

Reviewed 9 January 2018
Douglas B
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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East Linton, Scotland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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
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.

Thank NomadicTraveller7
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

Thank Wol V
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

Thank LadyIreneWoods
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
Reviewed 1 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
Reviewed 31 August 2017

The castle ruins are somewhat limited but they are certainly worthy of a visit. A beautiful location by a river and in a beautifully kept environment.

Thank 2mullion
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Worth a side trip if you are already in the area visiting Preston Mill and the National Museum of Flight. Feels like you are going down a one lane road to nowhere, but trust me, it's there. Pretty riverside ruins worth a short visit.

1  Thank springlering
Reviewed 28 July 2017

This was one of the places we visited on a short stay in this area. It is approached along a single track lane and only has a lay by for a few parking spaces, it's free entry, no toilet/refreshments. We were lucky to visit when...More

Thank 14teresa12
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