This castle is 45 mins drive from Grays. More of an estate than a castle, but one of the best in the country, the gardens are huge and sprawl over a vast space with every corner neatly attended to, so ideal for garden enthusiasts. The main house is vast and echoy as you would expect and has great views from the open top roof. It has its own personal story from history to delve into when there but more importantly these places realise they need to be areas where families are encouraged to stay and relax for a time so they have an excellent picnic area as well as superb café and restaurant.
Postcode: TN17 2AB