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Hadleigh Castle, Hadleigh
(4.3/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web)
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TripAdvisor
  • I first visited the Castle nearly 55 years ago and still visit now. Granted the ruins are not large but the views are stunning. Entry is free and you can walk for miles on the downs. The Salvation Arm...  more »
  • We love to take the dog to Hadleigh Castle. A grand view of the estuary, fields etc and at the end we pop into the Salvation Army Tea Rooms. It's brilliant value for money, food always freshly prepare...  more »
  • We visited in August parking was tight, if there is room you can park in the road,if not you can park in the salvation army car park; it's pricey but i can't remember how much. It was a lovely day and...  more »
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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.