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!
Please see website for details
Adults (18-65): £8.50
Kids (5-18): £6.00
Seniors (65+): £7.50
Yes, there is parking onsite.
Yes, there are toilets and accessible toilets.
No, there are no baby changing facilities.
Yes, you can bring a picnic.
Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.
No, Hedingham Castle is not wheelchair friendly.
Access to the keep is up a flight of stone steps. Access between the floors is via a spiral staircase. There is no lift.
No, Hedingham Castle have stated they are not pushchair friendly.
Dogs are welcome only on the grounds.