Hadleigh Castle
  • Hadleigh Castle
  • Hadleigh-Castle
  • Hadleigh Castle
  • Hadleigh Castle
  • Hadleigh Castle

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Familiar from Constable's painting, the castle stands on a bluff overlooking the Leigh Marshes and Thames estuary with a single, large 50ft tower with a 2nd tower and curtain walls about up to their full height.

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  • English Heritage Property
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      At Hadleigh south of A13 between Basildon and Southend.  

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      The nearest railway station is Leigh-on-Sea, which is 1 mile away.

      Hadleigh Castle


      Castle Lane, Benfleet, Essex, SS7 2AP

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