Days Out in Suffolk

View of Framlingham Castle, Suffolk

From magnificent castles to romantic abbey ruins, a day out in Suffolk is an adventure for all the family this season. A great place to start is Orford Castle, where you can explore a maze of passages and enjoy stunning views seaward to Orford Ness.

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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Bury St Edmunds Abbey
Bury St Edmunds Abbey

The extensive remains of one of the wealthiest and most powerful Benedictine monasteries in England, shrine of St Edmund.

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Framlingham Castle
Framlingham Castle

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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Landguard Fort
Landguard Fort

Landguard Fort is the site of the last opposed seaborne invasion of England in 1667 and the first land battle of the Royal Marines.

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Leiston Abbey
Leiston Abbey

The mainly 14th century remains of an abbey of Premonstratensian canons. Among Suffolk’s most impressive monastic ruins, with some spectacular architectural features.

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Orford Castle
Orford Castle

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

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Saxtead Green Post Mill
Saxtead Green Post Mill

Saxtead Green Post Mill is a corn mill, whose whole body revolves on its base and was one of many built in Suffolk from the late 13th century.

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Events : Suffolk

Siege!
Venue: Framlingham Castle, Suffolk
Date: Sun 20 & Easter Monday Mon 21 Apr 2014

Catapult yourself into the awesome spectacle of a castle under Norman attack. Take cover!

Knights Tournament
Venue: Framlingham Castle, Suffolk
Date: Sun 04 & Early May Bank Holiday Mon 05 May 2014

Marvel at our noble knights as they take on the ultimate medieval tournament. Swords will be wielded, archery skills tested and helmets battered. Soak up the sights and sounds of medieval encampments and laugh out loud at our silly jester.

Medieval Murder Mystery
Venue: Framlingham Castle, Suffolk
Date: Sat 24 - Spring Bank Holiday Mon 26 May 2014

Keep your wits about you and gather the clues as you turn detective to solve this medieval whodunit.

Gruesome Goings On
Venue: Framlingham Castle, Suffolk
Date: Tue 27 - Fri 30 May 2014

Ghastly gallows, horrific hangmen and terrifying torture – travel back in time and discover the painful punishments your history teachers were too timid to tell you!

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Easter Adventure Quest
Venue: Audley End House and Gardens, Essex
Date: Fri 18 - Mon 21 Apr 2014

Young adventurers wanted this Easter weekend! Join our quest, meet characters from the past and crack the clues as you explore Audley End. Rise to the challenge and you’ll win a yummy chocolate reward. It's time to get hands-on with history.

Easter Adventure Quest
Venue: Wrest Park, Bedfordshire
Date: Good Fri 18 - Easter Mon 21 Apr 2014

Young adventurers wanted this Easter weekend! Join our quest, meet characters from the past and crack the clues as you explore Wrest Park. Rise to the challenge and you’ll win a yummy chocolate reward. It's time to get hands-on with history.

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