A Day Trip to Framlingham

Discover things to see and do in the Suffolk town of Framlingham. A great day out for the whole family. 

A delightful medieval market town possessing a beautiful castle, it is packed with quiet streets, beautiful countryside walks and lovely shops, cafes and restaurants to explore and try. The town was recently named as one of the top ‘101 Best Places to Live in Britain’ by The Sunday Times.

View of the cottage within the walls of Framlingham Castle, Suffolk.

Things to do

Framlingham Castle is a definite highlight — full of beauty and history. Did you know that it was where Mary Tudor was proclaimed Queen of England? There is a lot to see and the castle frequently hosts some wonderful events for children and families too.

You can also adventure around the Mere, surrounding a backdrop of the medieval castle itself. The Mere is owned by the Suffolk Wildlife Trust and is full of beautiful wildlife and home to over 290 species of plants and 80 species of birds. It is perfect for a family day out.

There are many wonderful walks that you can discover. Framlingham Castle Walk is considered one of the best. It begins in the heart of the town and stretches out into the surrounding countryside where you can explore the castle and Mere.


Framlingham’s trail is a good way to explore the town’s history and interesting buildings.

Make a visit to the nearby Shawsgate Vineyard, an ideal location to have a picnic and taste some delicious award-winning wines. Read our guide to the best vineyards in East Anglia

Food and drink

If you get hungry, you can dine at Castle Innor The Crown Hotel. These are all great places to stop for a drink or something to eat. 

If you plan your trip for a Saturday or Tuesday, you can pop along to the market which is bursting with fresh local produce, crafts, clothes and more. Discover more local weekly markets here

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