Hadleigh Castle, Hadleigh

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  • August 21, 2017
    Walk from Leigh-on-Sea station along the sea wall and cross the railway line to walk the steep hill to the castle ruins, and you will be rewarded with the most amazing view to Southend and across the ...  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    This a free place to visit that offers amazing views over the Thames Estuary and Hadleigh Country Park. Many people just sit there for a picnic or take a walk around the local area. It's a moderate sh...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    I love right by here, so maybe I'm bias but it has some cracking views, it's free and it also has the salvation Hadleigh farm next to it. Which I believe is a worthy charity to visit and hosts a tea r...  more »
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  • Take my drone up here sometimes. Lovely place to fly, chill, relax etc with excellent views. Pretty easy to park as well.
  • Beautiful place - perfect area for picnics in the summer (please don't leave behind rubbish!!!)
  • A nice spot to visit: good views of the estuary.
  • Very clear with great views. Great walk from Leigh-on-Sea station.
  • 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...

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