Places to visit in Essex

Hedingham Castle

Hedingham Castle

  • Hedingham Castle,
  • Bayley Street,
  • Castle Hedingham,
  • Essex.
  • Postcode: CO9 3DJ
  • Telephone Number: 01787 460261
  • Website: www.hedinghamcastle.co.uk

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, The Honourable Thomas Lindsay and his wife Virginia.

There are four floors to explore, including a magnificent Banqueting Hall spanned by a remarkable 28 foot arch, one of the largest Norman arches in England. A good view of this splendid room can be obtained from the Minstrels' Gallery, built within the thickness of the 12 foot walls.

Knights outside castle

A visit to the castle and its beautiful grounds is ideal for a family outing, and during the summer there are a variety of special events which bring its colourful history alive. Come and enjoy one of our exciting Jousting Tournaments or other entertainments

Please call for further information regarding Opening Times and Prices.

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