While Hedingham Castle remains a family home, the Norman Keep and grounds are open to the public from Easter to October. 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 Old Pottery Bed and Breakfast is situated at the edge of Castle Hedingham a couple of minutes walk to the historic Norman Castle. The house is a large brick build house set back from the road with a delightful garden at the rear. The accommodation consisits of one twin/double en suite room, one double room with family bathroom, there is also a smaller twin room which can be used for group bookings.
Breakfast is served in owner's dining room which is furnished with antique furniture and seats 8. Nespresso coffee machine. Full English breakfast included: Eggs, bacon and sausages from best local butcher, field mushrooms, tomatoes (baked beans if requested). Cereals, fruit, yoghurts, fruit juice, toast.
Also nearby is Colne Valley Railway with a vintage steam/diesel train with rides on a Victorian line.
The market town of Sudbury is approximately 6 miles away and here you will find Gainsborough's house with a museum and art gallery.
3 miles further is Long Melford which boasts the longest village tree lined street in the country; Melford Hall (a beautiful National Trust property); Kentwell Hall (an Elizabethan Manor House which has reinactment tudor shows at certain times of the year) and Long Melford Church a must if interested in architecture and stained glass.
Nearby Lavenham is one of Suffolk's old wool towns. Medieval timber framed buildings line the streets.