So today we packed up a picnic and headed to Framlingham Castle, Ed’s castle on the hill. We’re members of the English Heritage so we get in for free (it’s actually more expensive to pay to get in than buy a membership).
Yes, there was a castle on the hill, a very buggy unfriendly hill! You will need a baby carrier and a lot of energy, it’s a workout up and down the steps and hills. The castle and surroundings are worth it though and you can spend a couple of hours exploring the grounds.
Inside the castle there were lots of activities for the children, how to be a princess/knight, dressing up and my guys favourite, a slide which was nearly as high as the castle! You can also climb to the top of the castle and walk around. There was of course a café for compulsory tea and cake, gift shop and a great area to have your picnic. You can take dogs too (on leads) shame as we’d left Pup at home.
If like me you were thinking there would be some mention or shrine to the man himself, you will be disappointed as there was nothing. Clearly though we weren’t the only crazies singing “castle on the hill” as we wondered around as it was packed out. Thanks Ed for sharing this lovely place with us
A great place to visit if you don’t mind a bit of a drive.