I managed to persuade a friend to drive to Hailes Castle on a bright sunny afternoon over the (English Bank Holiday) weekend. The castle never fails to be an enjoyable location and I managed to clamber down to the River Tyne, with some care, and inspected a pit prison among the ruins. There are very discreet information boards in sheltered locations around the site, and there were quite a few tourists enjoying this beautifully kept location near East Linton. This can be approached from either Haddington or East Linton.
I will be staying in
Enjoying the sun at Hailes Castle
© Professor Whitestick
NB The River Tyne is not to be confused with a river of the same name in
Hailes Castle has a connection through Lord Hailes, who styled his house near Edinburgh as Newhailes House. I wrote about my visit to Newhailes House and have decided to add two photographs of the house. The link is: http://profwhitestick.blogspot.com/2011/07/visit-to-newhailes-by-edinburgh.html