Hailes Castle

[Hailes Castle - view from the riverside]

Hailes Castle can be found in the quiet valley of the Scottish River Tyne a couple of miles upstream of East Linton. The oldest parts date to the 13th century with various extensions over the following centuries, but the castle fell into ruin after being seriously damaged by Oliver Cromwell's army in 1650. More survives than first appearances suggest - the best preserved side faces away from the road, above the river - making the ruin well worth a (free) visit, perhaps combined with a wander up nearby Traprain Law.

[View from the south side]

Name: Hailes Castle ★☆☆
Location: Minor road 2 miles south-west of East Linton, G.R.: NT 575758 / shuffles flags fights
Open: Always
Cost: Free

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