Frights ’n’ flights at Framlingham Castle

Framlingham, Suffolk. Framlingham Castle ENGANL00120120724171420
Framlingham, Suffolk. Framlingham Castle ENGANL00120120724171420

The Halloween spirit is arriving early this year for a week of horrible histories at Framlingham Castle this school half term.

Organised by English Heritage, the ‘Gruesome Goings On’ event, which runs from Monday, October 26, to Friday, October 30, is an exhibition revealing the A-Z of torture, crime and execution in medieval times, with displays on gallows and hangmen.

Following this, the week will be granted a soaring finale with the ‘Gothic Falconry’ event running across Saturday, October 31, and Sunday, November 1.

Hawks, owls and falcons will be in flight as expert falconers demonstrate the art of training, exercising and hunting with birds, while the audience is regaled with tales of Gothic tragedy and superstition.

Debbie Houldsworth, events manager for English Heritage, said “There will be plenty of fun at Framlingham Castle to tempt families out of the house.

For any additional information, see www.english-heritage.org.uk/events