14 Best Castles and Palaces In Barrington Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

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Best Castles and Palaces In Barrington

We've rounded up the best castles and palaces in Barrington in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 14 Barrington castles and palaces to pick from.Alternatively, why not explore some other sightseeing days out nearby, including museums and art galleries, or tourist attractions. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the castles and palaces we list are rated according to the ages they are suitable for, facilities and whether they are suitable for rainy days or best when the sun is shining.

Many of the places we list are historic or educational in nature and would be suitable for class trips or as ways to keep the learning up whilst having fun over the school holidays.

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Chickens at Mountfitchet Castle in Stansted Mountfitchet

Mountfitchet Castle

  • Stansted Mountfitchet
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Mountfitchet Castle is a fun and educational open-air museum where you and yours can travel back in time over 900 years and witness life in a cool me...

Lake at Hedingham Castle

Hedingham Castle

  • Castle Hedingham
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

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...

Ruins at Berkhamsted Castle

Berkhamsted Castle

  • Berkhamsted
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Berkhamsted Castle has opportunities for enjoyment for all ages. Pre-school children can run about safely in the bailey and play games. Older childre...

Outside view of Alexandra Palace in London

Alexandra Palace

  • London
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

The iconic Alexandra Palace has everything you and the kids need for a fun family day out. There’s lots of history to discover (including the birthpl...

Outside view of Layer Marney Tower in Colchester

Layer Marney Tower

  • Colchester
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

The view from the roof shows the church, outbuildings, play area, gardens, estate and wildlife walk. Layer Marney Tower is a great place to visit whe...

Visitors at Colchester Castle Museum

Colchester Castle Museum

  • Colchester
  • Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

At Colchester Castle Museum follow in the footsteps of Roman soldiers, Norman invaders, the Witchfinder General and the devastation of Queen Boudica!...

Families walking on grounds at Rockingham Castle in Market Harborough

Rockingham Castle

  • Market Harborough
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Rockingham Castle was built by the famous William the Conqueror, for 450 years Rockingham was a Royal fortress, and since then it has been home to th...

Inside view of Banqueting House in London

Banqueting House

  • London
  • Indoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Through feast and famine, Banqueting House has been a hideaway for royalty over the centuries. Explore its feasting hall, the secret drinking den, pl...

Outside view of Buckingham Palace in London

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  • London
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Have a royal day out at Buckingham Palace! The palace is the official London residence of Her Majesty The Queen and serves as both home and office. T...

Corridor at Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace

  • Kensington
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Consider yourself royalty on a day out at Kensington Palace. It’s got everything your little aristocrats could need - exploration trails, ornamental...

Steps on trail to Rayleigh Mount in Essex

Rayleigh Mount

  • Rayleigh
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

The dramatic Rayleigh Mount is the atmospheric remnants of an early medieval motte and bailey castle site, built by Sweyn of Essex if you're taking n...

A view of Hadleigh Castle in Hadleigh

Hadleigh Castle

  • Hadleigh
  • Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

When you're preparing the kids for a stop at Hadleigh Castle, it's best to clarify for them that they are ruins: it's a very different castle experie...

Aerial view of Tilbury Fort

Tilbury Fort

  • Tilbury
  • Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Tilbury Fort on the Thames estuary has protected London's seaward approach from the 16th century through to the Second World War. Henry VIII built th...

Outside view of Castle Rising Castle in Kings Lynn

Castle Rising

  • Kings Lynn
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Built way back in 1140 AD, Castle Rising is a historic gem for your little royals to lose themselves in. It’s a spectacular maze of stone steps and m...

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