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

Best Castles and Palaces In Colchester

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

There are 12 Colchester 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

    Suitable for 0-12 Outdoor 0.2 miles from Colchester
  2. Outside view of Layer Marney Tower in Colchester

    Layer Marney Tower

    Colchester

    Castles and PalacesCastles and Palaces

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 6.4 miles from Colchester
  3. Lake at Hedingham Castle

    Hedingham Castle

    Castle Hedingham

    Castles and PalacesCastles and Palaces

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 14.5 miles from Colchester
  4. Steps on trail to Rayleigh Mount in Essex

    Rayleigh Mount

    Rayleigh

    Tourist AttractionsTourist Attractions

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor 24.6 miles from Colchester
  5. A view of Hadleigh Castle in Hadleigh

    Hadleigh Castle

    Hadleigh

    Castles and PalacesCastles and Palaces

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor 26.6 miles from Colchester
  6. Chickens at Mountfitchet Castle in Stansted Mountfitchet

    Mountfitchet Castle

    Stansted Mountfitchet

    Castles and PalacesCastles and Palaces

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 29.9 miles from Colchester
  7. Outside view of Framlingham Castle

    Framlingham Castle

    Framlingham

    Castles and PalacesCastles and Palaces

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor, Outdoor 29.9 miles from Colchester
  8. Outside view of Orford Castle in Woodbridge

    Orford Castle

    Woodbridge

    Castles and PalacesCastles and Palaces

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor, Outdoor 30.5 miles from Colchester
  9. Aerial view of Tilbury Fort

    Tilbury Fort

    Tilbury

    Castles and PalacesCastles and Palaces

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor 37.7 miles from Colchester
  10. Leeds Castle

    Leeds Castle

    Maidstone

    Castles and PalacesCastles and Palaces

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor, Outdoor 45.8 miles from Colchester
  11. Outside view of Lullingstone Castle and World Garden in Eynsford

    Lullingstone Castle & World Garden

    Eynsford

    Castles and PalacesCastles and Palaces

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 47.6 miles from Colchester
  12. Outside view of Alexandra Palace in London

    Alexandra Palace

    London

    Castles and PalacesCastles and Palaces

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor, Outdoor 48.7 miles from Colchester