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“Lovely afternoon walk ending in the tea rooms!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hadleigh Castle

Hadleigh Castle
Hadleigh, Southend-on-Sea, England
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Ranked #1 of 4 things to do in Hadleigh
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“Lovely afternoon walk ending in the tea rooms!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

We have lived in South Essex for 30+ yrs and this was our first visit to Hadleigh Castle and Country Park. We had a lovely walk,enjoyed the fresh air and views, and finished up at the excellent Salvation Army tea rooms. Brilliant, and we will return to see more!

Visited January 2013
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“A nice location fantastic views and cafe next door”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

A lovely well kept beauty spot late evening visit showed plenty of glow worms.

A day visit on a nice day is glorious with views right along the Thames.

We also visited the Salvation Army tea rooms next door where we had a light snack served by Special Needs trainees who were excellent.
The premises can only be described as fantastic and much needed by young trainees employed there and trained there.

Well worth a visit, open every day including Sundays.

Visited November 2012
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“Picturesque Sight for 2012 Olympic Event”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2011

Built around 1230 Hadleigh Castle is a really picturesque location looking out over the Thames estuary and located in Hadleigh Country park. It's really nice for walking, though the castle's remains are pretty tumbledown and not a great deal of the castle remains now. There's currently work going on to develop the course for the 2012 Olympics Mountain iking event, so maybe more facilities will be opening up soon.

Visited October 2011
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