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Hedingham Castle, Castle Hedingham

#12 of 62 in Historic Sites in Essex
Castle · Tourist Spot
Hedingham Castle, in the village of Castle Hedingham, Essex, is arguably the best preserved Norman keep in England. The castle fortifications and outbuildings were built around 1100, and the keep around 1140. However, the keep is the only major medieval structure that has survived, albeit less two turrets. The keep is open to the public.
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  • If you're in the area, it's really worth popping to see this. It's an interesting castle. You can imagine how it would have been in the middle ages. The gardens are very pretty.  more »
  • Went here recently on a day out. Have never visited before and enjoyed the time we spent here. It was quite and there were not many people around so there was plenty of parking on the allocated...  more »
  • We visited to watch the jousting and it was a great day. It's a lovely place to visit but I don't think there would have been much for children if the event hadn't been on.
  • A good example of a Norman Keep. It has lots of events. And a lovely lake and woodland. But could have more for children, for instance a play park.

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