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'Destrier' Jousting at Hedingham Castle

What a great day out again! My wife and I took our daughter to the 'Destrier' Jousting at Hedingham... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Perfect Norman/ Medieval Castle

The castle (or what's left of it - The Keep and its compound) are open to public only at certain... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Nazlee M
Haverhill, United Kingdom
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Spectacular wedding venue, Family Events and ancient monument. The 900 year old Norman keep of Hedingham Castle stands in 160 acres of spectacularly beautiful landscaped gardens and woodland where the Lindsay family, descendants of the original...more
B1058, Castle Hedingham, England
+44 1787 460261
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great day out again! My wife and I took our daughter to the 'Destrier' Jousting at Hedingham Castle for the fourth time this year and again it was a great day out. Our daughter now seven alwasy asks to go and see the...More

Thank AdamJ2360
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The castle (or what's left of it - The Keep and its compound) are open to public only at certain times of the year as this castle/ Keep is a popular place for wedding and other private events. So check the website before coming for...More

Thank Nazlee M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I came here on bank holiday Monday for the jousting day and really enjoyed ourselves. There was something for us all. The cost was very reasonable admission the tea room in the keep and all the food stalls around. We will certainly...More

Thank Dan L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked our tickets the day before coming easily done and got the Email with the tickets very quickly. However we saw that it looked like we were meant to print them, so i phoned the venue, and got an automated reply that as it...More

Thank Benjamin W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took our daughter, son in law and two teenage granddaughters out for the jousting event and we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Good idea to take chairs or a blanket to sit around arena although there are picnic benches available. Full entertainment all day including...More

Thank Anne M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for a classic car show. Very well organised and a lovely setting. The castle is definitely worth a visit.

Thank Gavin H
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

What a great 900 year old Norman Castle to visit in the village of Hedingham. The Castle has five floors and one is surrounded by wonderful Norman Architecture on each floor including great Fireplaces. The Castle is set in 160 Acres and on the day...More

Thank Explorer811240
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Years ago we visited the grounds but never went into the castle. There was a classic car show going on so booked tickets in advance. I would like to add that previous visits had been taken over by weddings so would advise to check web...More

Thank dazzer2001
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Entrance is under £10 for an adult and there is plenty of parking on the grass near the entrance. A guidebook is available within the keep. Hedingham has one of fhe best keeps in the country, in terms of the castle though that is pretty...More

Thank Stuart C
Reviewed 24 July 2018

We checked the website the night before and it was clearly open. However, when we arrived a sign was out saying the castle and grounds were closed. We had a drive of over an hour each way. When I checked the website when we got...More

Thank sienna456
AlistairM46, General Manager at Hedingham Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2018

Hi there, We are really sorry for the confusion. We have just had a new website launched and we are still ironing out some of the creases. This included our open days. If you would like to get in touch with me on alistair@hedinghamcastle.co.uk on...More

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25 August 2018|
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Response from AlistairM46 | Property representative |
We do accept tickets in a mobile device. Just bring along the PDF On your phone.
14 April 2018|
Response from stephen h | Reviewed this property |
You should be fine in the grounds but inside the castle you would have to carry baby. There are steps and classic turret stairways. Typical castle! Check the website before travelling as it's often closed for weddings. Best... More
24 May 2015|
Response from DeepestEssexCompo | Reviewed this property |
You must have read my review so you know I was not very impressed with heddingham castle but the information you require is to be found on their Webb site which you will find via goggle hope this helps