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Explore Framlingham

PUBLISHED: 12:21 25 April 2017 | UPDATED: 12:21 25 April 2017

general view of the market

general view of the market

Visit Ed’s ‘castle on the hill’ and much more in this attractive market town

Framlingham Castle is hosting some special events to let people know about the conservation work going on. Framlingham Castle is hosting some special events to let people know about the conservation work going on.

Framlingham’s global popstar, Ed Sheeran, recently catapulted this small corner of the county to the heights of fame with his ‘love letter to Suffolk’, Castle on the Hill.

Today, Framlingham Castle, built by the Bigods in the 12th century, remains a popular spot for visitors to the area, where English Heritage organises dozens of family-friendly events throughout the year. Currently castle-goers can try out a huge slide, which will take them from the top of the castle wall to the courtyard below.

Framlingham Castle is hosting some special events to let people know about the conservation work going on. Framlingham Castle is hosting some special events to let people know about the conservation work going on.

Be quick if you want to have a go – it’s only in place until May while £1.2 million improvement works are carried out, due to be completed in summer.

Beyond the castle, why not stretch your legs on a circular walk around the town and beyond? A short trail passes nearby green spaces, shops and Framlingham Mere, a haven for wildlife and birds.

Download a map by visiting www.framlingham.com.

Meanwhile back in the town, which dates back to Anglo Saxon times, there are many historic buildings to admire such as the Guildhall and Ancient House.

Shopping:

Framlingham blends a mix of independent boutiques, quirky gift retailers and homeware stockists.

The ideal place to start is Market Hill, where daytrippers will find fashion, antiques, books, children’s items, deli food and more. For the perfect gift, head to Panorama, or for the latest trends, visit Ruby Tyger, where there is a wide array of accessories and furniture.

Food and drink:

A market takes place on Market hill on Tuesdays and Saturdays, with sellers offering wares such as artisan cheeses, meats and cakes. The town is also well served when it comes to dining out and for stopping for a light bite.

At The Crown guests will find local ale, a log fire and a warm welcome. For a cuppa and a cake try The Dancing Goat Café, also in Market Hill, or alternatively, head to Lemon Tree Bistro in Church Street, or Paddy and Scott’s.

Events:

May 1

There’ll be added magic at Easton Farm Park on May 1 from 10.30am to 5.30pm when, as well as the usual attractions, the park hosts magic shows, a clown and a quiz trail. Entry costs £9 for adults, children and seniors and £34 for a family of two adults and two children.

May 13

Green-fingered enthusiasts can join Fram Horticultural Society for its annual plant sale on Saturday, May 13 between 9am and 11.30am in the United Free Church Hall in Albert Place. Refreshments will be available.

For details, visit www.framlingham.com

May 21

The annual Framlingham Soap Box race returns to Market Hill on Sunday, May 21. This event is sure to attract a large crowd and will provide entertainment for the whole family. Registration starts at 11.30am and races start at noon. There are three classes – primary five to 11 years, secondary 12 to 16 years and adult 17 years and over.

For an application form visit the town council office at 10 Riverside or visit www.framlingham.com

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