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. Start your adventure at Framlingham Castle and explore the wall walk if you dare!

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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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

Heroes and Villains
Venue: Framlingham Castle, Suffolk
Date: Mon 16 - Fri 20 Feb 2015

Deadly enemies and bitter battles, choose your side and start your training.

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An Audience with Father Christmas
Venue: Wrest Park, Bedfordshire
Date: Sat 20 & Sun 21 Dec 2014

Join in the festive fun with the man himself at Wrest Park this Christmas.

Calligraphy Workshop
Venue: Wrest Park, Bedfordshire, Bedfordshire
Date: Fri 23 Jan

Master the art of calligraphy in the beautiful surroundings of Wrest Park in this day long workshop.

Uncovered Treasures: Winter Archaeology Collections Store Tour
Venue: Wrest Park, Bedfordshire
Date: Monday 2 February

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.

A Grand Wallpaper Tour
Venue: Wrest Park, Bedfordshire
Date: Tue 10 Feb

From the humble to the grand, join Curators Esme Whittaker and Charlotte Newman for a tour through English Heritage's fascinating wallpaper collection.

Victorian Games Galore!
Venue: Audley End House and Gardens, Essex
Date: Mon 16 - Fri 20 Feb 2015

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

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