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Best Castles and Palaces In Bawdsey

We've rounded up the best castles and palaces in Bawdsey in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 8 Bawdsey castles and palaces to pick from.Alternatively, why not explore some other sightseeing days out nearby, including 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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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...

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...

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!...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...



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