Visit Framlingham

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.

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Framlingham Accommodation

Accommodation in FramlinghamSelf catering in Framlingham – cosy cottages and large family houses, great holiday homes for holidays at any time of year.

Framlingham Accommodation

Holiday Cottages in Framlingham

Holiday Cottages

Self catering in Framlingham – cosy cottages and large family houses, great holiday homes for holidays at any time of year.

Framlingham Holiday Cottages
Bed and Breakfast in Framlingham

Bed & Breakfast

A guide to Bed & Breakfast accommodation in and around Framlingham; including Maps, Reviews, and Contact details.

Framlingham Bed and Breakfast
Hotels in Framlingham

Hotels

A guide to Hotel accommodation in and around Framlingham; including Maps, Reviews, and Contact details.

Framlingham Hotels

Framlingham Eating

Eating in FramlinghamA guide to Restaurants, pubs and cafes in and around Framlingham; including Maps, Reviews, and Contact details.

Framlingham Eating Out

Pubs in Framlingham

Pubs

A guide to Pubs in and around Framlingham; including Maps, Reviews, and Contact details.

Framlingham Pubs
Cafés and Tearooms in Framlingham

Cafés and Tearooms

A guide to Cafés and Tearooms in and around Framlingham; including Maps, Reviews, and Contact details.

Framlingham Cafés and Tearooms
Restaurants in Framlingham

Restaurants

A guide to Restaurants in and around Framlingham; including Maps, Reviews, and Contact details.

Framlingham Restaurants
Local Food in Framlingham

Local Foods

A guide to Local Foods in and around Framlingham; including Maps, Reviews, and Contact details.

Framlingham Local Foods

What to do in Framlingham

Things to do in FramlinghamA guide to Things to do in and around Framlingham; including Maps, Reviews, and Contact details.

Things to do in Framlingham

Cinema and Theatre in Framlingham

Cinema/Theatre

A guide to Cinema & Theatre in and around Framlingham; including Maps, Reviews, and Contact details.

Framlingham Cinema and Theatre
Cycling in Framlingham

Cycling

A guide to Cycling in and around Framlingham; including Maps, Reviews, and Contact details.

Framlingham Cycling
Historical Framlingham

Historical

A guide to things of Historical Interest in and around Framlingham; including Maps, Reviews, and Contact details.

Framlingham Historical Interest
For the Kids in Framlingham

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
Local Crafts in Framlingham

Local Crafts

A guide to Local Crafts in and around Framlingham; including Maps, Reviews, and Contact details.

Framlingham Local Crafts
Sport and Leisure in Framlingham

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
Walking in Framlingham

Walking

A guide to Walking in and around Framlingham; including Maps, Reviews, and Contact details.

Framlingham Walks and Walking

Shops and Shopping

Shopping in FramlinghamA guide to Shopping in and around Framlingham; including Maps, Reviews, and Contact details.

Framlingham Shops and Shopping

Framlingham Stories

Earl Soham

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. 

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All Saints of Brandeston

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.

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Framlingham Church of St Michael and The Howard Tombs

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.

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There was once a railway line from Saxmundham to Framlingham and the old Station Hotel is now one of the finest eating and drinking pubs in the area. Further up in the town take a snack at the Lemon Tree restaurant or The Crown Hotel then move on to the castle itself and work off any excesses by strolling along the circular walk from the castle and down to the mere.

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.

Framlingham Events

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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
Fressingfield ,
IP21 5PB
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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 [1999], Talk to Her, The Lunchbox, Up and Frank.

Little Lodge Farm
Framlingham,
IP13 9JE
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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
Stowmarket ,
IP14 6EF
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An exciting new event, free to the publoc, giving you the chance to taste and buy from some of the many wonderful food and drink producers in our region!

Marketplace and John Peel Centre
Stowmarket,
IP14 1AH
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