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Crown Hotel Framlingham
"I stayed at the Hotel for the weekend and found it to be very pleasant. The hotel had a wonderful atmosphere and was very welcoming. The staff were ..." More

Crown Hotel Framlingham
"I stayed at the Hotel for the weekend and found it to be very pleasant. The hotel had a wonderful atmosphere and was very welcoming. The staff were ..." More

Crown Hotel Framlingham
"Good Points: My stay at Crown was for 70th birthday get together.The food & drink and function room was very good. General review: Ideal venue for a senior birthday celebration.

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The view of Framlingham castleís magnificent walls seen from beyond Framlingham Mere is one to rival the chateaux of the Loire, but on a more homely level there is much to see within this delightful Suffolk market town. The castle was built in the late 12th century on what is more a modest bump in the landscape than a hill, replacing the fortification destroyed by Henry II in 1174. In its day Framlingham Castle was cutting edge military design (!), the curtain walls extending the defensible area beyond the usual keep, and it was probably based on castles seen during the crusades. Made from Northamptonshire oolite limestone barged up the Ore, the castle also demonstrated the wealth of its founders, the Bigod family, original Earls of Norfolk. The Howards replaced the treacherous Bigods, and there are tremendous 16th century tombs in St Michaelís church for that anti-Tudor line. Henry VIII seized the castle, and Elizabeth I imprisoned Catholic priests there. St Michaelís, started in 1350, is also worth visiting to see the 17th century Thomas Thamar organ, one of only three extant. Also noteworthy are the almshouses in the settlement, some using stones from the demolished inner buildings of the castle, and the redbrick Victorian Gothic Framlingham College. Framlingham is a pretty place, the walk down the little hill from the castle, past (or via) the church and Crown and Anchor pub, takes in pink-washed cottages and the three sided market place. How wonderfully British that the town sign for such a grand and historic place should feature two post boxes, as Framlingham boasts the two oldest working examples in England, dating from 1856.


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Crown Hotel Framlingham (0.06 miles)

Crown Hotel Framlingham

Re-establishing the warmth and the welcome of the traditional coaching inn, while providing the service to meet the needs of a busy market town.The Crown Hotel sits at the heart of the market town of Framlingham, Suffolk. Built ... More | visit website

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The Granary at Church Farm Cottages (1.95 miles)

The Granary at Church Farm Cottages

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Overlooking a lily and duck pond, these charming, detached conversions of a stable and granary have a cosy cottage appeal. Set near the owners' lovely old farmhouse, ... More

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Field Way (2.56 miles)

Field Way

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Overlooking corn fields, this spacious and comfortably furnished family home lies on an arable farm in this pleasant village. Set near the owners' farmhouse, it is just ... More

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Old School House B&B (4.34 miles)

Old School House B&B
Situated in the quiet Suffolk countryside. The house is surrounded by farm views with mature tree lined avenues. We have attractively furnished bedrooms, 2 doubles with en-suite and 1 twin with private bathroom. A stair ... More | visit website
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Chequers (4.54 miles)


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Chequers, a petite-boutique b & b, is the perfect haven to explore the Suffolk Heritage Coast. We are within striking distance of the timeless seaside towns of Southwold and Aldeburgh. ... More

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Old Rectory (5.46 miles)

Old Rectory

Situated in the quiet village of Campse Ashe, minutes from Woodbridge, The Old Rectory is an elegant, spacious Georgian house surounded by beautiful, peaceful gardens. It is a modern country house with oriental touches and great ... More | visit website

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Three Tuns Coaching Inn (5.52 miles)

Three Tuns Coaching Inn

An 18th Century Coaching House, The Three Tuns is set in the midst of rural Suffolk, close to the East Coast and surrounding areas of interest such as the beautiful market town of Woodbridge and bustling Ipswich.

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Sibton White Horse Inn (6.22 miles)

Sibton White Horse Inn

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You couldn't find a more quintessential English country Inn if you tried, grade II listed, many fascinating features and its timber frame dating back to 1580. The inn is ideally ... More

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The Bell Hotel (6.34 miles)

The Bell Hotel
Enjoy the best of Suffolk at The Bell Hotel in Saxmundham. The Bell Hotel is a historic coaching inn now transformed into a beautiful boutique hotel with fabulous ensuite bedrooms. Located at the heart of ... More | visit website
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The Ship Inn (6.54 miles)

The Ship Inn
The Ship Inn is a traditional country pub with detached chalet accommodation in the peaceful village of Blaxhall, just 2 miles from Snape and 6 miles from the Suffolk heritage coast at Aldeburgh.

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