First was Framlingham castle! It was originally built around 1100 by Roger Bigod, but the remaining walls were built by his grandson, Roger Bigod II around 1177.
|Inside the walls.|
|Main entrance way.|
|Castle Inn with the castle in the background.|
|I thought it was interesting how the spiral column things all varied slightly.|
Second was Orford Castle. It was built by King Henry II between 1165-1173 in order to protect the stretch of nearby coast from invasion, as well as to keep an eye on one of Henry's most troublesome barons - Hugh Bigod, Earl of Norfolk, at Framlingham castle! Unlike Framlingham, however, one inside tower of this castle remains, but the outer walls are gone.
|Walk up to the castle.|
|Narrow stone hallways.|
|View from inside :)|
|Suit of armor...makes me feel like such a tourist!|
|Spiral staircase - thin narrow steps that are hard to climb in the dark - got to love old architecture!|
|At the top...|
|...and the view is gorgeous!|