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Hadleigh Castle

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A beautiful walk with fantastic views

There are several routes you can take to Hadleigh castle ,we walked from Leigh station with our dog... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Good for a few hours out

Ideal for a couple of hours walk & picnic. Only ruins left here, but was interesting trying work... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2018
United Kingdom
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Hadleigh, Southend-on-Sea SS7 2PP, England
+44 1604 735464
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All reviews thames estuary canvey island salvation army fresh air views are amazing cycle track information boards nice walk easy walk great place to visit dog walking rare breeds farm nice spot few hours free entry sunny day high street
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are several routes you can take to Hadleigh castle ,we walked from Leigh station with our dog .this is a really pleasant walk with plenty of opportunities to view the estuary in all its glory .there is not much to the castle itself when...More

Thank pauldmartin59
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took a walk on a pleasant day to Hadleigh castle which was nice however please note there is nothing to see here apart from a castle ruins

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Ideal for a couple of hours walk & picnic. Only ruins left here, but was interesting trying work out what part would’ve been what...my sons think they found what would’ve been the old toilets 🙈 There’s a small rare breeds farm next door with a...More

Thank Oliver123136
Reviewed 5 September 2018

Don't expect a castle! These are the remains and people tend to come here for a walk, to see the views across the marshes to the Estuary. Quite hilly in places and there are no facilities on site unless you visit the Salvation Army Cafe...More

Thank mazbev
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Came for a walk and a look around the castle ruins in the evening. Was a nice little place for the kids to explore and plenty of opportunities for great photos as the sun started to set.

Thank Alan C
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

Not lots here but free and worth a look. Spent a while here walking around with my son reading the signs and enjoying the view.

Thank nicolanoycewilliams
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Stopped off enroute to Southend and were lucky to have great weather and could not have asked for a better place to picnic. You are high up on top of a hill overlooking the Thames Estuary. Whilst relatively little is remaining of the castle, you...More

Thank NHDG
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Great place to spend a few hours with children and a picnic, take a kite or a ball to keep them entertained, though the old castle parts are more than enough to explore. Shame that some leave their rubbish behind

Thank KitchenisClosed
Reviewed 18 August 2018

If like me you like history, this is the place to be.....there are information boards dotted around the area explaining where parts of the castle once stood....also the views are just breathtaking, on a clear day it is possible to see right across the Estuary...the...More

Thank lizzyisthin
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Stopped on our way to Southend... Never seen it. Loved it. Great little location. With caff/restaurant on site for refreshments. Not a lot of parking so might have to park off site. Be great to bring picnic. Lovely views.

Thank KarolinaF173
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Henriëtte J
17 August 2017|
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Response from Diane J | Reviewed this property |
Yes it's all good for a pushchair. May be a little bumpy in places but generally ok.
21 September 2016|
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Response from esmeralda2910 | Reviewed this property |
there are several places ,near the farm where you can park,for free.