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Best Castles and Palaces In Brightlingsea

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

There are 14 Brightlingsea 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

    Colchester

    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums 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!...

    Suitable for 0-12 Outdoor 7.6 miles from Brightlingsea
  2. Outside view of Layer Marney Tower in Colchester

    Layer Marney Tower

    Colchester

    Castles and PalacesCastles 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...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 9.8 miles from Brightlingsea
  3. Lake at Hedingham Castle

    Hedingham Castle

    Castle Hedingham

    Castles and PalacesCastles 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...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 22 miles from Brightlingsea
  4. Steps on trail to Rayleigh Mount in Essex

    Rayleigh Mount

    Rayleigh

    Tourist AttractionsTourist 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...

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor 24 miles from Brightlingsea
  5. A view of Hadleigh Castle in Hadleigh

    Hadleigh Castle

    Hadleigh

    Castles and PalacesCastles 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...

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor 25.5 miles from Brightlingsea
  6. Outside view of Orford Castle in Woodbridge

    Orford Castle

    Woodbridge

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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 29.2 miles from Brightlingsea
  7. Outside view of Framlingham Castle

    Framlingham Castle

    Framlingham

    Castles and PalacesCastles and Palaces

    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 31.6 miles from Brightlingsea
  8. Chickens at Mountfitchet Castle in Stansted Mountfitchet

    Mountfitchet Castle

    Stansted Mountfitchet

    Castles and PalacesCastles 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...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 35.8 miles from Brightlingsea
  9. Aerial view of Tilbury Fort

    Tilbury Fort

    Tilbury

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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 37.4 miles from Brightlingsea
  10. Leeds Castle

    Leeds Castle

    Maidstone

    Castles and PalacesCastles and Palaces

    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 42.4 miles from Brightlingsea
  11. Outside view of Walmer Castle and Gardens in Deal

    Walmer Castle and Gardens

    Deal

    Castles and PalacesCastles 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...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 45.2 miles from Brightlingsea
  12. Outside view of Lullingstone Castle and World Garden in Eynsford

    Lullingstone Castle & World Garden

    Eynsford

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    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...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 47.5 miles from Brightlingsea
  13. Person playing outside Dover Castle

    Dover Castle

    Dover

    Castles and PalacesCastles 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...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor, Outdoor 48.9 miles from Brightlingsea
  14. Ruins at The Wartime Tunnels at Dover Castle

    The Wartime Tunnels at Dover Castle

    Dover

    Caves and MinesCaves 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...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor 49 miles from Brightlingsea

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