Thursday, October 25, 2012

Sunset - Hailes Castle

Fall 2012 - The Lothians, Hailes Castle

The way we found this was actually a bit odd. On our way to look at another site, we saw a sign for a castle. So, once we had seen the other location (Traprain Law,) we went to investigate the castle. We figured it would be shut, as most Historic Scotland locations shut at 4:30pm, but thought it still might be pretty. The thing is, it wasn't shut. And we got there at sunset.
 The other crazy part - when I got home, I looked up the castle to see if we could find out more about it. It was at that point that I discovered it was successfully attacked by none other than Henry Percy, probably best known by his nickname - Harry Hotspur, and made famous by Shakespeare.


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