6 ISSUES FOR £6 Subscribe to EADT Suffolk today click here

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

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other EADT Suffolk Magazine visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by EADT Suffolk Magazine staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique EADT Suffolk Magazine account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More from Out & About

Tue, 12:22

The UK is home to a myriad of glorious beaches, and whilst most people focus on Cornwall or Devon, many of them right here in Suffolk. We pick 9 beaches that you’ll love whatever the season

Read more
Friday, May 18, 2018

Through the magic of Google Street View anyone can now witness the beauty of Suffolk’s historic market town and they need not even leave the comfort of their front room

Read more
Thursday, May 10, 2018

Lindsay Want discovers a host of historic comings and goings, plus a right old Mid-Suffolk menagerie on a gentle country journey by the River ‘Rat’ near Stowmarket

Read more
Wednesday, May 9, 2018

David Falk, Suffolk County Council’s Green Access manager, looks forward to the Suffolk Walking Festival Fringe, a brand new series of events that get to the very heart of the countryside

Read more
Friday, May 4, 2018

With spring and warmer weather on the horizon, the May bank holidays and upcoming half term are the ideal opportunities to make the most of local attractions, all of which are served by Greater Anglia trains

Read more
Thursday, April 26, 2018

Hidden treasures lie in the humble flint cottages of market town Mildenhall. But are they all real? And just who was the mysterious muscle-man uncovered with his horse nearby? Lindsay Want can’t wait to solve the puzzles

Read more
Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Sitting pretty along the coast and moving a little way in land, Suffolk is home to some wonderful towns and villages perfect for a weekend away, day trip or even a summer staycation

Read more
Tuesday, April 24, 2018

As summer finally begins to set in now is the perfect time to pack up a hamper, grab some blankets and go exploring through these incredible Suffolk locations. Here are 10 of the prettiest spots to go for a picnic and a walk

Read more
Tuesday, April 17, 2018

This Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty stretches from Kessingland to Shotley Peninsula spanning across a plethora of diverse landscapes from beaches, heath and forest

Read more
Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Mike Trippitt and his Clumber spaniel, Farley, head off on a circular walk on the Shotley peninsula

Read more
 
Great British Holidays advert link

Newsletter Sign Up

EADT Suffolk Magazine regular newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter



Topics of Interest

Food and Drink Directory

Local Business Directory

Suffolk's trusted business finder

Search For a Car In Your Area

Property Search