of the most impressive castles in England, dating from the 12th
century. Mary had collected her forces at Framlingham Castle when she
was proclaimed Queen of England on 19 July 1553. She is believed to
have led her thousands-strong army from Framlingham Castle along
Queen Mary's Lane on her way to London, where she eventually became the
first woman to be crowned Queen of England in her own right.
Castle is cared for by English Heritage. The earth works, meres and
stunning surroundings are accessible at all times without charge.
However, there is a charge to enter within the castle, including access
to the wall walk and museums within. Click on the photo to visit the
site for opening times and details of frequent special events.
Trust, Pound Farm, Great Glemham
The Woodland Trust purchased Pound Farm in the 1990s, and planted it
over with broad-leaf trees, adding to the pockets of ancient woodland
Pleasant walks may be taken through the woods and meadows. There is a
car-park from which we have sign-posted a 2.5 mile / 4km circular walk
that follows Queen Mary's Lane before returning through Pound Farm to
your starting point.
Follow the `Circular Walk' link in the menu on the left. Or,
to access the Woodland Trust site, click on the photo to the right.