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Best Castles and Palaces In Ardleigh

We've rounded up the best castles and palaces in Ardleigh in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you.

There are 10 Ardleigh castles and palaces to pick from.

Alternatively, why not explore some other sightseeing days out nearby, including museums and art galleries. 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.

  1. Visitors at Colchester Castle Museum

    Colchester Castle Museum


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

    Suitable for 0-12 Outdoor 4.2 miles from Ardleigh
  2. Outside view of Layer Marney Tower in Colchester

    Layer Marney Tower


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    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...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 10.7 miles from Ardleigh
  3. Lake at Hedingham Castle

    Hedingham Castle

    Castle Hedingham

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    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...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 17 miles from Ardleigh
  4. Outside view of Framlingham Castle

    Framlingham Castle


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    At Framlingham Castle you are welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy in the grounds and there are picnic tables near the kiosk. There are a male, female...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor, Outdoor 25.8 miles from Ardleigh
  5. Outside view of Orford Castle in Woodbridge

    Orford Castle


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    Orford Castle Come and discover one of the most complete and unusual keeps in England, dominating this charming patch of green in Suffolk. The unique...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor, Outdoor 26.2 miles from Ardleigh
  6. Steps on trail to Rayleigh Mount in Essex

    Rayleigh Mount


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    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...

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor 28.6 miles from Ardleigh
  7. A view of Hadleigh Castle in Hadleigh

    Hadleigh Castle


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    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...

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor 30.5 miles from Ardleigh
  8. Chickens at Mountfitchet Castle in Stansted Mountfitchet

    Mountfitchet Castle

    Stansted Mountfitchet

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    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...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 33.5 miles from Ardleigh
  9. Aerial view of Tilbury Fort

    Tilbury Fort


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    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...

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor 41.9 miles from Ardleigh
  10. Leeds Castle

    Leeds Castle


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    Don’t let the name fool you; little lords and ladies are invited to travel through time at Leeds Castle... in Kent! In 2019 Leeds Castle celebrates i...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor, Outdoor 49.1 miles from Ardleigh

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