East Linton
East Lothian

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Hailes Castle

Hailes Castle lies on minor roads a mile and a half south west of East Linton.  It was built on a rocky bluff overlooking the River Tyne to its north, while to its south the ground rises steadily to the ancient hill fort on the top of Traprain Law.

A beautifully sited ruin incorporating a fortified manor of 13th century date, extended in the 14th and 15th centuries.  There are two vaulted pit-prisons.