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Great castle

Unusual to visit Norman castl which still has internal floors intact. Castle set in pretty grounds... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2018
Pete E
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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 17 September 2018
AdamJ2360
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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
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B1058, Castle Hedingham, England
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+44 1787 460261
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Reviewed 5 October 2018

Hey you cats my great Grandpappy was an English dude and apparently he was a really cool dare devil and prankster. As a boy he once jumped off the top of Hedringham Castle wearing a parachute made from an old blanket. Of course it did...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 26 September 2018

Unusual to visit Norman castl which still has internal floors intact. Castle set in pretty grounds with lakes and woodlands. Entry fee reasonable.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Pete E
Reviewed 17 September 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank AdamJ2360
Reviewed 2 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank NazleeM_13
Reviewed 29 August 2018 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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 27 August 2018 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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Benjamin W
Reviewed 27 August 2018 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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Hchase1
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.
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Cherry78G
14 April 2018|
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Response from T4263OWstephenh | 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
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BigchuckFlorida
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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
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