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Things to do in Essex

A May 2012 trip to Essex by Essexgirl09

Hadleigh Castle Photo, Hadleigh, United Kingdom More Photos
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Hadleigh Castle

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Attraction | "Have a Hike to Hadleigh"

Hadleigh Castle Photo, Hadleigh, United Kingdom
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Hadleigh Castle is a ruined castle in Hadleigh, Essex. It is managed by English Heritage and is free to visit. The castle was originally built in 1215 and expanded on by Edward III during the Hundred Years War in the 14th century. The castle remained in use either directly or indirectly by the Royal Family until Tudor times, when it was sold by Edward VI, and subsequently broken up, being in ruins by the latter part of the 16th Century. Subsequent owners include the Salvation Army and then the Ministry of Works before being passed to English Heritage. It is classed as a Grade I listed building, which means it is a building of exceptional historical interest, and cannot be demolished or altered. T...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 12, 2013

Hadleigh Castle
Castle Ln, Benfleet, Essex Ss7
Hadleigh

Lakeside Shopping Center

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Attraction | "Everyday Shopping"

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Lakeside is one of the UK's largest shopping centres, and I believe, at the time it was built (around 1990) was also the largest in Europe. The surrounding Retail Park areas have also grown featuring an Odeon cinema, water sports centre and places to eat (TGI Friday type places) and shop (Ikea, B & Q, Tesco and cars dealerships, and various other leisure and home stores). I am mainly looking at the shopping centre itself though. The most effective way to get to Lakeside is by car via the M25 or the A13, where is it signposted clearly. Expect the junctions to be busy and sometimes slow moving at peak times such as Christmas, but also sometimes at weekends. There is plenty of parking, bo...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 17, 2010

Lakeside Shopping Center
W Thurrock Way
London, England RM20
01708 860 087

The Kelvedon Hatch Secret Nuclear Bunker

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Attraction | "Bunk off"

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The Secret Nuclear Bunker in Kelvedon Hatch, Essex has been open to the public for almost twenty years now, and in that time I have visited it twice. This review is based on my most recent visit in the early summer of 2012. The bunker was built on land requisitioned from a local farmer, and (amongst other things) was a Regional Government Head Quarters during the Cold War, where both civilian and military personnel would be based if it was thought a nuclear war was imminent. It is also possible that the prime minister and senior cabinet officials would be based here too, as this was the closest bunker to London. The bunker is quite remote (I suppose it would defeat the object of it bei...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 28, 2012

The Kelvedon Hatch Secret Nuclear Bunker
Ongar Road, Crown Buildings, Kelvedon Hall Lane
Kelvedon Hatch, Brentwood, Essex CM14 5TL
01277 364883