Hedingham Castle is a Norman keep dating from around 1140 AD and 160 acres of gardens and woodland a few miles North West of Halstead in Essex.
The castle keep has 4 floors connected by a spiral staircase and includes the minstrel’s gallery with original decorative wall carvings and the banqueting room where Henry the VIII and Elizabeth I once dined. There are also displays throughout about the history of the castle. Near the keep is a 4 arch red-brick bridge dating from Tudor times.
The gardens include a dovecote and formal areas with lawns, ponds and a bog garden plus wilderness areas with natural beauty. Events are held regularly throughout the year in the grounds. The village of Castle Hedingham nearby is also a picturesque place to visit with it’s 12th century Church of St Nicholas and a number timber-framed houses.
- Car parking.
- Shop selling souvenirs, home wares and toys.
- Cafe in the Keep serving home made cakes, snacks, fresh ground coffee and speciality teas.
Opening Times & Ticket Prices:
- Please visit the Hedingham Castle website for opening times and prices.
Before you start your journey to Hedingham Castle for your day out, we recommend that you check their website or contact them to confirm opening times and admission prices.