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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

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

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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 as you explore every nook and cranny of this 12th century military stronghold.

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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

Wicked Witchcraft
Venue: Framlingham Castle, Suffolk
Date: Mon 27 - Fri 31 Oct 2014

Fearless souls required for a thrilling family adventure. Grab your cloaks and steady your nerves as you come face to face with wicked witches and their devious hunters.

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A Tour of Norfolk's Gems with Dr Simon Thurley
Venue: Castle Acre, Norfolk, Norfolk
Date: Thu 4 Sep

Join Chief Executive Dr Simon Thurley for an exclusive guided tour of Norfolk's historic gems, including Castle Acre Priory, Castle Rising and Clifton House, Dr Thurley's family home.

Life Above and Below Stairs at Audley End
Venue: Audley End House and Gardens, Essex
Date: Sat 06 & Sun 07 Sep 2014

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

Capturing History Photography Workshop
Venue: Audeley End House, Essex, Essex
Date: Tue 9 Sep

A great day of photography at the stunning Audley End House and Gardens, including workshops designed to improve your skills using heritage sites as a subject matter.

Life Above and Below Stairs at Audley End
Venue: Audley End House and Gardens, Essex
Date: Sat 13 & Sun 14 Sep 2014

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

Medieval Falconry
Venue: Castle Acre: Castle Acre Priory, Norfolk
Date: Sat 13 & Sun 14 Sep 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.

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