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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Our favourite things to do in the East of England this season:

  • Put on your apron, get your riding crop and find out about Life Above and Below the Stairs at Audley End.
  • Attention! Right you ‘orrible lot, it’s training time. Become a Home Front hero at Wrest Park with a taste of Soldier School.
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Places to visit : East of England

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

Victorian Games Galore!
Venue: Audley End House, Essex
Date: Mon 28 Jul - Fri 1 Aug 2014

From skittles to quoits, croquet to chess, play like a Victorian as you step back in time this summer.

Soldiers' School
Venue: Wrest Park, Bedfordshire
Date: Mon 28 Jul - Fri 01 Aug 2014

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

Myths and Legends
Venue: Framlingham Castle, Suffolk
Date: Mon 28 Jul - Fri 01 Aug 2014

Discover a backdrop of mystery and legend at Framlingham Castle. Hear secret stories and uncover colourful characters, and decide for yourself between truth and myth.

Summer Apple Pruning Workshop
Venue: Audley End House and Gardens, Essex, Essex
Date: Wed 30 Jul

Come to Audley End Organic Kitchen Garden and learn some of the methods and techniques we use to maintain our fantastic collection of over a hundred heritage varieties of apple trees.

Life Above and Below Stairs at Audley End
Venue: Audley End House and Gardens, Essex
Date: Sat 02 & Sun 03 Aug 2014

Put on your apron and get your riding crop at the ready as Audley End is brought to life this weekend.

The Greatest 80s Party... Ever!
Venue: Audley End House & Gardens, Essex
Date: Sat 2 August

Grab all your mates, dig out your leg warmers and make this a party to remember!

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