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

Best Castles and Palaces In Ridgewell

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

There are 14 Ridgewell 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.

  1. 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 4.4 miles from Ridgewell
  2. 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 16.9 miles from Ridgewell
  3. Outside view of Layer Marney Tower in Colchester

    Layer Marney Tower

    Colchester

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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 18.8 miles from Ridgewell
  4. Visitors at Colchester Castle Museum

    Colchester Castle Museum

    Colchester

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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 18.9 miles from Ridgewell
  5. Steps on trail to Rayleigh Mount in Essex

    Rayleigh Mount

    Rayleigh

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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 31.5 miles from Ridgewell
  6. A view of Hadleigh Castle in Hadleigh

    Hadleigh Castle

    Hadleigh

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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 33.7 miles from Ridgewell
  7. Outside view of Framlingham Castle

    Framlingham Castle

    Framlingham

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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 37.1 miles from Ridgewell
  8. 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 41.1 miles from Ridgewell
  9. Outside view of Alexandra Palace in London

    Alexandra Palace

    London

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    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...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor, Outdoor 41.8 miles from Ridgewell
  10. 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 43 miles from Ridgewell
  11. Inside view of Banqueting House in London

    Banqueting House

    London

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

    Suitable for 9+ Indoor 46.4 miles from Ridgewell
  12. Outside view of Buckingham Palace in London

    Buckingham Palace

    London

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    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...

    5 star rating Rating 5/5 (1 reviews)

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor, Outdoor 47 miles from Ridgewell
  13. Corridor at Kensington Palace

    Kensington Palace

    Kensington

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

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor, Outdoor 48 miles from Ridgewell
  14. 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 49.2 miles from Ridgewell

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