Hadleigh, Essex, England

Hadleigh Castle

Hadleigh Castle

Hadleigh Castle was constructed in about 1215 by Hubert de Burgh, but extensively refortified by Edward III during the Hundred Years War, becoming a favourite residence of the ageing king. The barbican and two striking drum towers – one later used by Georgian revenue men looking out for smugglers – are part of Edward's substantial building works during the 1360s.


It is reputedly haunted by the apparition of a White Lady with a "fearsome reputation", who may help the Devil himself claim your soul!





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For more information, please read Haunted Castles of Britain and Ireland by Richard Jones.


Visitor Information

Hadleigh is a town in Essex, England.

It is located on the A13 between Thundersley, Benfleet and Leigh-on-Sea.

Pictured left is Hadleigh Castle courtesy of John Armagh. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.