- Castles and Palaces
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 Onsite
- Snacks Available
- Picnics Allowed
- Toilets Available
- Disabled Toilets Available
- 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
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
Please see website for details
Adults (18-65): £8.50
Kids (5-18): £6.00
Seniors (65+): £7.50
Dogs are welcome only on the grounds.
Access to the keep is up a flight of stone steps. Access between the floors is via a spiral staircase. There is no lift.