Framlingham

Framlingham area guide - Suffolk

Once the capital of East Anglia Framlingham is a picturesque market town set in the beautiful Suffolk countryside. It is a wonderful base for exploring the picturesque and unspoilt Suffolk countryside, with quiet lanes ideal for walking and cycling.


The C12th  castle, which dominates the town, gives wonderful views over the surrounding countryside and nearby mere. Visitors can walk around the battlements or in the summer months watch concerts and re-enactments take place in the grounds. In 1553 it was home to Mary Tudor and it was here that she heard that she had become Queen of England. The C15th Church of St Michael is also of considerable importance and contains the tomb of the Howards, the Lords of Framlingham.
 
The town has many quaint historical buildings dating from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. The best examples are on Market Hill, here you can browse the local shops or sit and relax in one of the coffee shops.
 

Nearby Attractions

Framlingham Castle – Supurb ‘picture-book’ C12 castle, one of the earliest to use the curtain wall construction imported by the Crusaders. 13 towers. Fake chimneys dating from Tudor times. C18 Poor House. Lanman Museum within Castle. 01728 724189 
 
Framlingham Mere – Ancient mere by Framlingham Castle. Park in The Elms car park. Open access to circular walk. 01473 890089
 
Tannington Hall Carriages – Elizabethan moated manor offering carriage drives through country lanes with meals included. Gypsy picnics. Always open, bookings 01728 628226 www.tanningtonhall.co.uk

Last Updated: 28 Apr 2015