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.

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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.

Gothic Falconry
Venue: Framlingham Castle, Suffolk
Date: Sat 01 & Sun 02 Nov 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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Apple Festival
Venue: Audley End House and Gardens, Essex
Date: Sat 27 & Sun 28 Sep 2014

Celebrate all things apple at Audley End. From bobbing and weaving to trapping and tasting, apples have never been so appetising!

Placing the Displaced: The Architectual Study Collection at Wrest Park
Venue: Wrest Park, Bedfordshire, Bedfordshire
Date: Tue 30 Sep

Join curator Charlotte Newman in the Wrest Park Collection Store as we take a look at the lost buildings of London and place the displaced through objects in the Architectural Study Collection.

Gun Fire with the Garrison
Venue: Tilbury Fort, Essex
Date: Sat 4 - Sun 5 Oct 2014

Take cover as the 124th Regiment wheel out the cannons and turn the clocks back to the Second World War at Tilbury Fort.

Gothic Falconry
Venue: Audley End House and Gardens, Essex
Date: Sat 25 & Sun 26 Oct

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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