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With a population of around 4,100, Framlingham’s nearby villages include Earl SohamKettleburghParhamSaxtead and Sweffling.

Framlingham has a rail connection just 5 miles away at Wickham Market and has road links to the A12 and A1120. London is 1hr:45mins by train and 80 miles by road. Norwich is just 35 miles by road.

Access to the Suffolk coast is via A12 to towns such as Aldeburgh, 15 miles and Southwold, 21 miles.

Like most historically affluent towns in Suffolk there is a traditional English market on Market Hill, every Tuesday and Saturday selling artisan local goods from honey and ham to vegetables and vegan delights.

With the core of property in the town historically protected there are plenty of new developments on the outskirts which include smaller 2 beds to more lavish 4 and 5 bed dwellings as detached with land or 3 storey town houses.

Framlingham History

Framlingham castle dates from the late 12th-century and was surrounded by parkland and estates as it was once at the centre of a vast network of power and influence. Owners of the castle ranged from the Earls and Dukes of Norfolk, the supreme magnates in East Anglia to Margaret Brotherton whom, by 1372, was the richest women in the country.

Another owner of the castle was Mary Tudor, the daughter of Henry VIII first wife Catherine of Aragon and it was instrumental in her strategy against John Dudley to assume the throne in 1553.

Not an owner, yet, is the prodigal son of Framlingham, songster extraordinaire Mr Ed Sheeran. Ed owns a few properties in the area and helps out with local charities… and Ipswich Town FC;)

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