Hedingham Castle, Castle Hedingham

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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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  • Hedingham Castle in Castle Hedingham! The finest Norman keep in England. Fantastic looking building on the Essex/Cambridgeshire border. Very similar to Tattershall and Rochester Castles -that we’ve...  more »
  • Don't go here if you're worried about COVID-19, none of the social distancing measures are enforced. Despite some signs instructing patrons to wear masks, no one was at the door enforcing the policy.....  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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