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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

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

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.

Knights and Princesses Academy
Venue: Framlingham Castle, Suffolk
Date: Mon 04 - Fri 08 Aug 2014

Polish your armour and dust off your tiara, it’s time to learn the tools of the trade as you become a knight or princess for the day.

Clash of Knights
Venue: Framlingham Castle, Suffolk
Date: Sat 09 & Sun 10 Aug 2014

Chain-mailed and adrenalin-fuelled, four teams of highly-skilled knights meet head-on with shield and club. Tensions will rise, alliances will be made and broken but only one team will triumph. Let battle commence!

Awesome Archaeology
Venue: Framlingham Castle, Suffolk
Date: Mon 11 - Fri 15 Aug 2014

Get your hands dirty as you become a daring archaeologist on our mini dig for the day.

Sword School
Venue: Framlingham Castle, Suffolk
Date: Mon 18 - Fri 22 Aug 2014

Shields at the ready! Raise your swords! Be put through your paces as you fall into step and defend Framlingham Castle against attack.

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?

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