Castles of Essex - Hadleigh Castle

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Essex Image Map

Castle Hedingham
Colchester Castle
Hadleigh Castle
Ongar Castle
Pleshey Castle
Saffron Walden Castle
Stansted Mountfichet Castle

The county of Essex sits to the immediate north and east of London and is the most southerly of the Anglian counties.  As a consequence of London's proximity much of the south and south west of the county is made up of the urban overspill from London's East End.  Once further from London Essex becomes a county of gently undulating hills and pretty unspoilt villages, often a surprise to those whose only view of the county is the area around the Thames.

Shaun at Tilbury Fort

In common with all the flat eastern counties Essex has only a few Castles of great merit, but amongst the most famous are Hadleigh (painted by J.M.W. Turner), Colchester (with the largest floor plan of any medieval keep) and best of all Hedingham - one of the best preserved and neatest of all England's great keeps.

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