Why Visit Framlingham?
A delightfully "English" market town possessing a wonderful castle. Framlingham was once the refuge of Mary Tudor before she became Queen in 1553. Quiet streets, lovely shops, cafés and restaurants. A real pleasure to visit throughout the year. Named as one of the top 101 Best Places to Live in Britain by The Sunday Times.
Self catering in Framlingham – cosy cottages and large family houses, great holiday homes for holidays at any time of year.Framlingham Holiday Cottages
Bed & Breakfast
A guide to Bed & Breakfast accommodation in and around Framlingham; including Maps, Reviews, and Contact details.Framlingham Bed and Breakfast
A guide to Hotel accommodation in and around Framlingham; including Maps, Reviews, and Contact details.Framlingham Hotels
A guide to Pubs in and around Framlingham; including Maps, Reviews, and Contact details.Framlingham Pubs
Cafés and Tearooms
A guide to Cafés and Tearooms in and around Framlingham; including Maps, Reviews, and Contact details.Framlingham Cafés and Tearooms
A guide to Restaurants in and around Framlingham; including Maps, Reviews, and Contact details.Framlingham Restaurants
A guide to Local Foods in and around Framlingham; including Maps, Reviews, and Contact details.Framlingham Local Foods
What to do in Framlingham
A guide to Cinema & Theatre in and around Framlingham; including Maps, Reviews, and Contact details.Framlingham Cinema and Theatre
A guide to Cycling in and around Framlingham; including Maps, Reviews, and Contact details.Framlingham Cycling
A guide to things of Historical Interest in and around Framlingham; including Maps, Reviews, and Contact details.Framlingham Historical Interest
For the Kids
A guide to thing to do with the kids in and around Framlingham; including Maps, Reviews, and Contact details.Framlingham Kids Activities
A guide to Local Crafts in and around Framlingham; including Maps, Reviews, and Contact details.Framlingham Local Crafts
Sport and Leisure
Whether you’re looking for an active day out, sailing on the River Orwell or teeing off on one of our award-winning golf courses, or simply to relax at a luxurious health suite or salon, see what sport and leisure activities Suffolk has to offer.Framlingham Sport and Leisure
A guide to Walking in and around Framlingham; including Maps, Reviews, and Contact details.Framlingham Walks and Walking
Shops and ShoppingFramlingham Shops and Shopping
The pretty village of Earl Soham, 2 miles west of the delightful market town of Framlingham, began as an ancient Roman settlement, its name meaning the ‘hamlet by water of the Earls’, that is the Bigod family, the Earls of Norfolk, who once owned the village. In Earl Soham today you will a great village pub and brewery, a prize winning butcher and delicatessen and the coffee shop Eat Anglia, as well as the beautiful Church of St Mary’s, what is described as the ‘most ornate of hammer-beams in the county,’ by local author Miles Jebb.read more......
Green and tranquil, four miles south-west of Framlingham, you will find the little village of Brandeston, with its Hall School built in 1543 and now part of Framlingham College and the thirteenth century church of All Saints that overlooks the beautiful Deben Valley. Against such an idyllic backdrop, it is hard to believe that this village was part of the setting of ‘those unhappy times’ - the witch hunts of the seventeenth century. And yet Brandeston was one of the villages in which the Witchfinder General haunted the parishioners.read more......
Most visitors to Framlingham put a tour of the castle at the top of their list of 'must dos'. So impressive is this 12th century stronghold, which later became the prestigious residence of the Dukes of Norfolk, it would be easy to overlook the nearby, somewhat less conspicuous, Church of St Michael the Archangel. Like many East Anglian churches, St Michael’s is a fine flint building with a handsome clock tower, impressive enough but nothing out of the ordinary for the region. Step inside, however, and the very special nature of this place of worship becomes apparent.read more......
This delightful market town has often been voted as one of the top 10 most desirable places to live in England. There is no doubt that Framlingham is one of the most attractive places in Suffolk to visit at any time of the year. Most visitors head straight for the castle, which is simply magnificent, and includes a museum and the most spectacular rampart walk complete with a fascinating audio.
The main street and market place is not on a through route so there is always a welcome quietness whilst one ambles through the narrow streets and the market square. A fine church and a witches ducking stool pond provide further points of interest, and of course there are some lovely pubs, restaurants and cafes in which to take refreshment. An absolute joy to visit.
Celebrating it's 10th anniversary, the Fressingfield Music Festival offers a chance to be witness to stunning performances of music ranging from classical to jazz - catering for all music lovers; whatever your preference!St Peter and St Paul Church
A 'cosy pop-up cinema in a traditional Suffolk barn'! An excellent opportunity for an evening of culture as the Soho arthouse cinema comes to Framlingham! Showing: Cinema Paradiso [director's cut], The Thomas Crown Affair , Talk to Her, The Lunchbox, Up and Frank.Little Lodge Farm
Every dog must have its day so you’d be barking mad to miss this chance to celebrate man’s best friend. A great day out for the family and canine companion!Helmingham Hall