A beautifully castle ruin, Hailes Castle is built on a rocky bluff surrounded by trees overlooking the River Tyne.
The castle incorporated a fortified manor of 13th-century date, which was later extended in the 14th and 15th centuries. There are also two vaulted pit-prisons. In the lower parts of the ruin bats can often found sleeping. A great place for a picnic. Mary Queen of Scots stayed here for a night in 1567 before her third wedding to James Hepburn Earl of Bothwell.
To its south the ground rises steadily toward Traprain Law, with its ancient hill fort on the top.
Near East Linton
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