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

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Best Castles and Palaces In Assington

We've rounded up the best castles and palaces in Assington in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 11 Assington 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.

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Visitors at Colchester Castle Museum

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!...

Lake at Hedingham Castle

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...

Outside view of Layer Marney Tower in Colchester

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...

Outside view of Framlingham Castle

Framlingham Castle

  • Framlingham
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles 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...

Chickens at Mountfitchet Castle in Stansted Mountfitchet

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...

Steps on trail to Rayleigh Mount in Essex

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...

Outside view of Orford Castle in Woodbridge

Orford Castle

  • Woodbridge
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

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...

A view of Hadleigh Castle in Hadleigh

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...

Aerial view of Tilbury Fort

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...

Inside view of Norwich Castle

Norwich Castle

  • Norwich
  • Indoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Norwich Castle, one of the city's most famous landmarks, was built by the Normans as a Royal Palace 900 years ago. Now a popular family friendly muse...

Outside view of Alexandra Palace in London

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...

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