Framlingham Location map
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  View of Market Hill, Framlingham, Suffolk, England   Market Hill showing the town sign.

Framlingham is a small, pleasant, historic market town which has some interesting ancient buildings although not in quite the same league as Lavenham for example.

Visitors do not come flocking to see the town itself but Framlingham does have something that visitors do come flocking to see.


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  Photograph of Framlingham Castle from across Framlingham Mere, Framlingham, Suffolk, England   There is an impressive ruin of an impressive medieval castle seen here across Framlingham Mere.

Framlingham Castle is twelfth-century and features a continuous curtain wall linking thirteen massive towers.

If you want to see this view you either walk round the mere, and you will need walking or wellington boots for that as parts of it are boggy, or you will have to drive or walk through the town to a point near the far side.

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  Scene showing St. Michael's Church, Framlingham, Suffolk, England   St. Michael's Church is another building of particular interest to visitors. Although there are some earlier features the main part of the building is in the perpendicular style and was built between 1350 and 1555.

The church contains many fine tombs including that of Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk.

It also has a world famous 17th Century Thomas Thamar organ of which only 3 survive. There is a picture on the interior views page.

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  Photograph of Castle Street with some pretty colour-washed houses, Framlingham, Suffolk, England   Some pretty colour-washed houses in Castle Street.



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