Hedingham Castle | Day Out With The Kids

Hedingham Castle

Castle Hedingham, Essex, England

Attraction Information

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Ages: all ages

Venue type: Indoor and Outdoor

Hedingham Castle's Norman keep, 110 feet high, was built c.1140 by Aubrey de Vere and is still owned by one of his descendants, Jason Lindsay and his wife Demetra. There are four floors to explore, including a magnificent Banqueting Hall spanned by a remarkable 28 foot arch, one of the largest Norman arches in England.

A good view of this splendid room can be obtained from the Minstrels Gallery, built within the thickness of the 12 foot walls.

A visit to the castle and its beautiful grounds is ideal for a family outing, and during the summer there are a variety of special events which bring its colourful history alive, from jousts to outdoor theatre productions from the Globe!


  • Restaurant Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Snacks Available
  • Picnics Picnics Allowed
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Disabled Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


Bayley Street, Castle Hedingham, Essex, CO9 3DJ, England


Click here to visit Hedingham Castle's website
01787 460261

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Please see website for details


General Admission
Adults (18-65): £8.50
Kids (5-18): £6.00
Seniors (65+): £7.50
Family: £25.00

More Information

Pets allowed

Dogs are welcome only on the grounds. 

Guest suitability

Access to the keep is up a flight of stone steps. Access between the floors is via a spiral staircase. There is no lift.