Days Out in the East Of England

Framlinghamd Castle

From ‘secret’ gardens, ideal for walks, to some of England's grandest stately homes, the East of England is packed with top properties and days out this season.

We have now switched to our summer opening hours, meaning that there is even more time for you to enjoy our properties and events on your visit. Please check opening times before you travel.

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Audley End House and Gardens
Audley End House and Gardens

Essex

One of England's finest country houses, Audley End is also a mansion with a difference. Enjoy a great day out.

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Wrest Park
Wrest Park

Bedfordshire

Explore the evolution of the English garden and take a stroll through three centuries of landscape design at Wrest Park.

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Framlingham Castle
Framlingham Castle

Suffolk

Framlingham Castle is a magnificent 12th century fortress with a long and colourful past which makes a fascinating family day out in Suffolk.

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Orford Castle
Orford Castle

Suffolk

Discover one of England’s most complete and unusual keeps at this fascinating visitor attraction in Suffolk.

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Castle Acre: Castle Acre Priory
Castle Acre: Castle Acre Priory

Norfolk

This important Norfolk visitor attraction is one of the largest and best preserved monastic sites in England dating back to 1090.

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Castle Rising Castle
Castle Rising Castle

Norfolk

One of the largest, best preserved and most lavishly decorated keeps in England, surrounded by 20 acres of mighty earthworks.

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Events : East of England

WWII: Soldiers and Spies
Venue: Audley End House and Gardens, Essex
Date: Sun 24 & Summer Bank Holiday Mon 25 Aug 2014

Get ready to take cover as this explosive action packed Bank Holiday weekend propels you into wartime Britain.

Heroes and Highwaymen
Venue: Wrest Park, Bedfordshire
Date: Sun 24 & Summer Bank Holiday Mon 25 Aug 2014

Lady Jemima cordially invites you and your family to her peaceful picnic. But beware! Rumours are afoot that a highwayman lurks...

Medieval Courtly Combat
Venue: Framlingham Castle, Suffolk
Date: Sun 24 & Summer Bank Holiday Mon 25 Aug 2014

Marvel at our noble knights as they take on the ultimate medieval tournament. Swords will be wielded and helmets battered - who will reign supreme and become champion?

Soldiers' School
Venue: Audley End House and Gardens, Essex
Date: Tue 26 - Fri 29 Aug 2014

Attention! Right you ‘orrible lot, it’s training time. Become a Home Front hero and be put through your paces at Audley End.

Gory Georgians
Venue: Wrest Park, Bedfordshire
Date: Tue 26 - Fri 29 Aug 2014

Ghastly gallows, horrific hangmen and terrifying torture - travel back in time and discover the painful punishments your history teacher’s too timid to tell you!

Medieval Games Galore!
Venue: Framlingham Castle, Suffolk
Date: Tue 26 - Fri 29 Aug 2014

From nine mens morris and merrils, to sieging a mini castle with crossbows and a trebuchet, play like a medieval mischief-maker as you step back in time this summer.

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