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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.
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
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
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
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
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