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The much modernized entrance to Hailes
The much modernized entrance to the castle

One of the vauled cellars still remaining in the tower
One of the vaulted cellars still remaining in the tower

Into the great hall Looking out through a break in the wall
left: Inside the leigh hall of the tower. Right: Looking out through a gap in the wall

I can't imagine the work it took to pile tons of stone into thick walls without the benefit of earth-moving machinery. Admittedly, most of the countryside is littered with stone, but it seems a huge task to actually construct an enormous fortress with stone.

A remaining fragment of wall Mark spanning a wall
Two examples of how thick the outer walls of Hailes are. Mark is 6'4

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River Tyne
1 ½ miles west and south of East Linton
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