Hadleigh is best known for Hadleigh Castle, the ruins of which stand in a commanding position overlooking the estuary of the River Thames and across to Kent. The castle was originally built in the 13th century, and was the home of a number of Queens. It was immortalised in a famous painting by John Constable.
The Norman St. James the Less Church has a very early depiction of Thomas a Becket.
Cunning Murrell, the most feared of the Essex cunning men, lived at Hadleigh.
Blue Badge Guide Colin Crosby is available to lead Guided Walks around Hadleigh (Essex) for groups.