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Hadleigh Castle, Hadleigh
(4.3/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web)
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TripAdvisor
  • History that needs to be there for the future and for those that decide to visit, have a great time if you decide too 
  • I went to the castle on a wet and windy day, it is a ruin. The castle is easily accessible by public transport or car. The bus takes you to Hadleigh church and needs a 20 minute walk. The train is als...  more »
  • This building originates from 15th century and if you half close your mind to the chemical works and docks you can see the knights on horseback riding up the hill towards you. The design of the origin...  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.