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“Hard to find”
Review of Hailes Castle

Hailes Castle
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Scottish Borders
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Hard to find”
Reviewed October 24, 2012

Hailes is'nt a huge catsle, and it takes a bit of finding deep in the east Lothian countryside. However, it's scenic and very peaceful. Since it's free to get in, you can't lose .

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Millville, New Jersey
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“One of the Best Castles we Found”
Reviewed October 23, 2012

This was one of quite a few castles we decided to visit one day. It was the end of the day and we almost decided to pass it up. When we started down the narrow winding road we figured that the iPhone GPS app (NavFree UK & ROI - excellent app that doesn't need a data connection) had steered us wrong (it hadn't). This was definitely one of the better castles we visited. It felt more untouched than others and interesting to explore. After this one we decided that we like ruins better than the intact castles and palaces. A definite must see.

Visited October 2012
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Teralfene, Belgium
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Free ruin, great views”
Reviewed September 9, 2012

Nice area but you need a bit of imagination to "see" what it was like, but it's free and there were no other visitors.

Visited July 2012
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North Berwick, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
Reviewed August 31, 2012

Beautiful setting, lovely quiet place to visit. Take a picnic and have it at the riverside. Great for photographers and artists

Visited May 2012
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Kelso
Level 5 Contributor
43 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“A romantic ruin with a turbulent past...”
Reviewed August 29, 2012

We visited on a glorious suuny day, a brief reprieve in the poor summer.
The castle is not extensive but it was lovely to linger with a picnic and enjoy the riverside. The site is very well maintained and has information boards. Older children would be fascinated at the two pit prisons, the well and the vaulted rooms. An excellent place for a free and interesting family outing.
We enjoyed the visit very much before moving on to the coast. It's an attraction that can be incorporated in a day out to visit other local interests or the coast. East Linton is a pretty area with quaint villages, old kirks, woodland and glorious coast...

Visited August 2012
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