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A hidden gem

I consider the mount as a fabulous hidden gem at the heart of Rayleigh, a modern British town. As... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
Rayleigh, United Kingdom
via mobile
Peaceful and beautiful

Came here just too have a look around, one of my new favourite places to come when you need time... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2017
Rayleigh, United Kingdom
via mobile
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Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Very beautiful park. Perfect dor walk with kids. Open every day. On minus side close very early on Saturday's at 2pm. Before enter check times.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 642elinas
Reviewed 29 August 2018

The location is good and the Mount is well signposted. I saw three boards explaining about the castle and there is a short nature trail,but it really isn’t worth a special trip. On the plus side I was impressed by Rayleigh high Street.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Timothy P
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

I consider the mount as a fabulous hidden gem at the heart of Rayleigh, a modern British town. As it is managed by the National Trust it is free to enter and offers a great place to relax and enjoy nature whilst still being in...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank E4136DPbryanh
Reviewed 8 August 2018

A really nice place for a relaxing walk with or without the dog You could have a picnic. A good vantage place to take in the views. Nice place for the children to run around safely. It's worth finding out about the wooden castle that...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Victoria M
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Came here just too have a look around, one of my new favourite places to come when you need time out, lots of beautiful nature and information on the history of Rayleigh.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

My wife first visited Rayleigh Mount sixty years ago to take part in an archaeological dig when she discovered a post hole so it was a real treat to be able to visit once again. The remains of the 11th century Motte and Bailey castle...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank John A
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

It is what it is...a hill with grassland with a nature walk around it..very mellow .A great short cut to Rayleigh high street

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank adef2703
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

A great find in a small town. The Mount is small enough walk and explore for a few hours. We took snacks and sat by the small lake watching baby ducks. Kids had great fun. Watch for stinging nettles though. A peaceful place to rest...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Lived in rayleigh years ago and went back with my wife to capture some memories and what a day the mount was as I remember lovely Nd tranquil and beautiful scenery with informative boards recommended

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank DavenMaria7751
Reviewed 16 February 2017

I went to the mount, there are good views from the top. The original castle was made from wood so there is nothing left of it, only the earthworks. The path to the top is fairly steep with no handrails, may not be suitable for...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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