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Hailes Castle

East Linton, Scotland, United Kingdom

History Hit

24 Nov 2020

About Hailes Castle

Hailes Castle was a medieval stronghold, the pretty ruins of which date back mostly to the fourteenth century. However, some of the stonework at Hailes Castle is thought to have been constructed as far back as the thirteenth century, making it some of the oldest of its kind in Scotland.

It is also said that Mary Queen of Scots stayed here a few times.

Free to enter at all reasonable times, it can be quite fun to explore Hailes Castle and, in particular, look out for its two vaulted pit-prisons.

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