Days Out in the East Of England

Audley End House and Gardens

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 winter opening hours, meaning that while many properties are open at weekends and are running events for all, there may be restricted access during the week. Please check opening times before travelling.

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Audley End House and Gardens
Audley End House and Gardens

Essex

Experience a real life period drama as you explore life above and below stairs at Audley End House and Gardens.

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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

Once a fearsome fortress, muster your courage and explore Framlingham Castle's towering walls, once home to Mary Tudor.

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Orford Castle
Orford Castle

Suffolk

Discover one of England’s most complete and unusual keeps as you explore every nook and cranny of this 12th century military stronghold.

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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

A Victorian Séance – Tricks of the Trade
Venue: Audley End House and Gardens, Essex
Date: Fri 31 Oct - Sat 1 Nov

Enter the spooky spirit world at Audley this Halloween (Over 16s only)

Gothic Falconry
Venue: Framlingham Castle, Suffolk
Date: Sat 01 & Sun 02 Nov 2014

Witness graceful hawks, elegant owls and fearsome falcons in flight as our expert falconers demonstrate the art of training, exercising and hunting with birds.

Uncovered Treasures: Winter Archaeology Collections Store Tour
Venue: Wrest Park, Bedfordshire
Date: Monday 3 November

Join our collections team for a unique winter experience at Wrest Park and discover a treasure trove of unusual and special objects spanning 2,000 years of England's history not normally on display.

Hospital at Wrest - First World War
Venue: Wrest Park, Bedfordshire, Bedfordshire
Date: Thu 20 Nov

Join us to discover the details of setting up the hospital, how it operated and some of the personalities involved.

A Victorian Christmas
Venue: Audley End House and Gardens, Essex
Date: Sat 29 & Sun 30 Nov 2014

Help celebrate the festive season the Victorian way at Audley End. Step back in time to the 1800s and immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and smells of a Victorian Christmas.

Uncovered Treasures: Winter Archaeology Collections Store Tour
Venue: Wrest Park, Bedfordshire
Date: Monday 1 December

Join our collections team for a unique winter experience at Wrest Park and discover a treasure trove of unusual and special objects spanning 2,000 years of England's history not normally on display.

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