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Tel code: 01787 | code search
Postcode: CO9 | code search
Population: 1100
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Castle Hedingham is a small village in north-east Essex. It developed around Hedingham Castle, the ancestral seat of the de Veres, Earls of Oxford. Its main attractions are the well-preserved Norman castle and the Colne Valley Railway. Hedgingham Castle dates from shortly after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The link between the village buildings and the castle is often apparent, with the de Vere's main emblem - a star, or mullet - being carved into several. The castle and estate survive in a very good state of preservation and are now owned by the Lindsay family, descendants of the de Veres, and are open to the public The C12th parish church of St. Nicholas has remained remarkably intact and features three external Norman doors. There are also a number of fine brick houses, mostly dating from the 18th and 19th centuries, most notably the old vicarage and the mansion at the castle, built by the Ashurst family around 1720. The Colne Valley Railway is a heritage railway consisting of a mile-long running line, restored station buildings, signal boxes and bridges, plus a large collection of operational vintage steam and diesel engines, and carriages. It is open to the public from March until December.


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Hedingham Castle (0.26 miles)

Hedingham Castle

Hedingham Castle was built by Aubrey de Vere II in around 1140, using the Archbishop of Canterbury as his architect. Now the home of the Lindsay family, direct descendants of the de Veres and Earls ... More

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The Pheasant Coach House (2.12 miles)

The Pheasant Coach House
Located on the Essex/Suffolk border, in the middle of rural countryside, ideal for a relaxing break, with wonderful walks to explore. The Coach House at the Pheasant offers luxury accommodation with stunning views of the ... More | visit website
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The Waggon & Horses (2.25 miles)

The Waggon & Horses
The Waggon & Horses is a family owned country pub hotel restaurant in North Essex close to the Suffolk county border half way between Colchester and Cambridge near to Halstead, Braintree, Sudbury and Haverhill. ... More | visit website
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The Dog Inn (3.42 miles)

The Dog Inn

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The Dog Inn it a traditional english inn, offering a warm, comfortable atmosphere and a welcome break from the hussle and bussle of modern life. We provide at least four ... More

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White Hart Inn (3.53 miles)

White Hart Inn

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The White Hart Inn is a charming independent country pub in a cosy, country setting. This 15th century coaching inn is seeped in tradition, with many original features preserved through ... More

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Bull Hotel (3.53 miles)

Bull Hotel

The Bull Hotel was a coaching inn for over 500 years. With its gently sloping floors and wealth of oak beams the hotel retains much of its historic character. The restaurant offers an extensive bar/brasserie ... More | visit website

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The White Horse Inn (4.44 miles)

The White Horse Inn

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Set in the north Essex countryside The White Horse Inn & Lodge at Ridgewell is ideally situated for the nearby attractions of the Colne Valley railway, the castle at Castle ... More

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De Vere Arms Hotel (6.10 miles)

De Vere Arms Hotel

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Great Style and Flair.The the de Vere Arms tell a simple story, Nine elegant rooms and a 50- Seat Award winning fine dining Restaurant speak ... More

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Olde Bull Hotel (6.13 miles)

Olde Bull Hotel

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A comfortable B & B for contractors, business people and holiday makers a like. Make use of our large hot tub and activity room with its exercise equipment. 16th Century Grade 1 ... More

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The Bell (6.16 miles)

The Bell

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The Bell is a beautiful half-timbered coaching inn dating back to the 16th century, situated in the small market town of Clare.
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