Location: Braintree District, Essex, England.
Condition: Substantially intact.
Ownership / Access: Historic House open to the public.
Opening Times: Check their website for more info.
Price of Admission: Check their website for more info.
Notes: Hedingham Castle in the village of Castle Hedingham, Braintree District, Essex, England, is a Norman motte and-bailey castle with a stone keep. For four centuries it was the primary seat of the de Vere family, Earls of Oxford. While Hedingham Castle remains a family home, the Norman Keep and grounds are open to the public from Easter to October. Educational school visits take place throughout the year. Today the castle is a venue for a range of events, including jousting, archery, falconry, re-enactment battles, fairs, classic & vintage car shows, music concerts and theatre productions. Hedingham Castle is currently used for wedding ceremonies and corporate or private parties. Weddings are held by candlelight in the Keep with space for 100 seated guests and standing room in the Minstrels gallery. Civil ceremonies, Civil Partnerships, Renewal of Vows and Naming ceremonies can take place in the Norman Keep. The Queen Anne mansion house and marquee are used for wedding receptions and parties.
How To Get To Hedingham Castle (Map):
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Hedingham Castle - official site
"Hedingham Castle". the Gatehouse website.