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Castles & Historic Monuments


Halstead, Essex, C09 3DJ

Hedingham Castle is England's finest and best preserved Norman Keep with the largest arch in a Norman domestic building in Northern Europe.

Built in c.1140 by the De Veres, Earls of Oxford, and still owned by descendants. It was besieged by King John and visited by Kings Henry VII and Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth I.

A perfect place to visit, steeped in history. Set in a stunning landscape with woodland walks and lakes.

Included in the admission price is entry to the shop and tearooms, car and coach parking is free. Visitors with disabilities may bring in one companion free on non-event days.

The keep is not accessible to wheel chair users. The castle is on a steep hill so access for people with walking difficulties may be restricted.