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Hadleigh Castle, Hadleigh

(4.3/5 based on 150+ reviews on the web)
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  • I visited the castle today for the first time with a friend, and I have to say, I loved it! There isn't much of a castle at all, but the views are amazing! The ruins that are left are labelled as to w...  more »
  • A trip to Hadleigh Castle will offer you some great photo opportunities and lots of freash air, the castle looks down on to the estuary and mudflats, also the castle makes a good subject to photograph...  more »
  • Lovely area for walking with super tea shop run by Salvation Army nearby. Thoroughly recommend. Great for dogs 
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  • As ruins go, I've seen much better, but the location and views of the Thames estuary from here are astounding. On the scale of English castles, Hadleigh is quite small. It's also in a much worse state than many others I've visited. With that said, there's an off-the-beaten-path quality to this place, and the fact that it adjoins a Salvation Army Model Farm just adds to the overall atmosphere. This is also about as perfect a spot as you're ever likely to find for a picnic on a warm summer afternoon. With views all along the estuary, Hadleigh Castle begs for an hour spent over a glass or two of wine, watching the world go by below...
  • Hadleigh castle brings back pack loads of memories for me so I love taking my son there and playing amongst the ruins. Parking at the bottom of the lane is hectic and there was rubbish all around the entrance hence only 4 stars. The castle grounds are very well kept.
  • Used to play here as a boy I'm now 63 but still find Hadleigh castle a beautiful place.
  • Love walking my dog here, very nice grounds, well cared for.
  • lovely place with well kept grounds and panoramic views over the Thames estuary.