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Hedingham Castle, Halstead, Essex

Hedingham Castle
Castle Hedingham
Halstead
Essex

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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. There are four extraordinary 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. A visit to the castle and its beautiful grounds is ideal for a family outing and why not bring a picnic along and make a fantastic day of it. During the summer there are a variety of special events from outdoor evening theatre to jousting days which bring its colourful history alive. Hedingham Castle is also one of the most romantic wedding venues as well as regularly used for filming or corporate events.

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Tourist Info Number: +44 (0)1376 550 066
Months Open: Apr - Oct; please refer to our website for further information
Groups/Parties Welcome: Yes
Discount for Groups: Yes
Coach Parking: Yes
Car Parking: Yes
Wedding Facilities: Yes - all year. For enquiries tel +44 (0)1787 460 261
Conference Facilities: Yes - all year
Contact Name for Groups: Mrs Anne Bambrick
Admission Price: Adults: £7.50
Children: £5
Concessions: £5
Family: £19
Prices vary for Event Weekends
Gift Shop: Yes
Catering: Yes- Light Refreshments available

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