- Castles and Palaces
Suitable for all ages
Venue type: Indoor, 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!
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
Wednesday 11:00 - 16:00
Tuesday to Wednesday 11:00 - 16:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
Age 18 to 65: £8.50
Age 65+: £7.50
Age 5 to 18: £6.00
Under 5s: Free
One Adult Family: £17.50
The catle has a cafe that has hot and cold drinks, cakes, biscuits and ice cream available.
There are toilets located outside within the grounds.
The castle has a shop with a wide variety of books and gifts for all the family and also pocket money section for children.