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Hadleigh Castle, Hadleigh

(4.3/5 based on 150+ reviews on the web)
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  • There really isn't much to see in respect of the castle. It is just some ruins with a little bit of information about it - though a kids imagination could build it in to something much more. (Note: Th...  more »
  • My family used to walk to Hadleigh Castle from Benfleet along the 'Downs' and spend many a happy hour or so enjoying the history of this very old monument! From the late 40's it was an event that we a...  more »
  • If you like fresh air and lots of space, with a view thrown in then this place is worth a visit. There is space for children to tear around and space to walk the dog. There are views over the Thames e...  more »
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  • 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...
  • Nice old castle.. can get busy at times
  • 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.
  • - Picturesque - Much free hedgerow fruit (in September ) - Informative signs - Open at 'any reasonable time' - Once owned by Richard Rich, minister to Henry VIII