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Best Castles and Palaces In Bournes Green, Essex

We've rounded up the best castles and palaces in Bournes Green in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 22 Bournes Green 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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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...

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...

Leeds Castle

  • Maidstone
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Take your little lords and ladies on an epic adventure through history at Leeds Castle... in Kent! Discover the secrets of the castle, from Norman ti...

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...

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...

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!...

Lullingstone Castle & World Garden

  • Eynsford
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Lullingstone Castle and The World Garden is set within 120 acres of beautiful Kent countryside, an ideal place for all the family to relax and enjoy...

Knole Park

  • Sevenoaks
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Knole is a historic house and medieval deer park situated in the market town of Sevenoaks. With a large number of free attractions on offer including...



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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...

Scotney Castle

  • Tunbridge Wells
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Scotney Castle is not one but two houses. At the top of the hill is the new house, designed by Anthony Salvin in Elizabethan style and built in 1837...

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...

Chiddingstone Castle

  • Edenbridge
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Where else, away from the hustle and crowds of London, could you hope to find such a tranquil and exciting treasure? Stunning Egyptian, Buddhist, Jac...

Walmer Castle and Gardens

  • Deal
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Walmer Castle and Gardens offers a chance to step back in history, but also for kids to explore a castle with battlements with wonderful sea views! p...

Hever Castle & Gardens

  • Hever
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Hever Castle is a delight to explore with your little ones. Come on a trip to a historic castle and gardens that was built all the way back in 1270....

Dover Castle

  • Dover
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Roam through centuries of history at Dover Castle, the gateway to the realm for over nine centuries. Climb the Great Tower to experience the ultimate...

The Wartime Tunnels at Dover Castle

  • Dover
  • Indoor
  • Caves and Mines

The Wartime Tunnels at Dover Castle provided privacy from prying eyes and protection from enemy fire, the tunnels under Dover Castle have served a st...

Buckingham Palace5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • 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...

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...

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...

Bodiam Castle

  • Robertsbridge
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Set in a wealth of historic landscaping, Bodiam Castle is one of Britain's most picturesque ancient monuments. Enjoy a glimpse of medieval splendour...

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