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Discover the Detectorists

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The British comedy television series, first broadcast on BBC Four in October 2014 , was written and directed by Mackenzie Crook, who also stars alongside Toby Jones.

The series is set in the fictional small town of Danebury in north Essex. The plot revolves around the lives, loves and metal-detecting ambitions of Andy and Lance, members of the Danebury Metal Detecting Club, but much of it was actually filmed in and around the market town of Framlingham in Suffolk, including The Castle Inn by the iconic Framlingham Castle.

Detectorists won a BAFTA at the 2015 British Academy Television Awards for Television Scripted Comedy.

In May 2019, it was voted 19th in a Radio Times list of Britain’s 20 favourite sitcoms by a panel that included sitcom writers and actors.

Choose Your Day…
Day 1
Day 1
Visit the Castle on the Hill

Surrounded by parkland and a picturesque lake, Framlingham Castle was once at the centre of a vast network of power and influence. Muster your courage, walk the spectacular wall walk and explore the towering walls behind which Mary Tudor was proclaimed Queen of England. From the remarkable 10.5 metres high curtain wall, take in breath-taking views of the Suffolk landscape and imagine life over 500 years ago.

You don’t need to book your ticket in advance, but you will always get the best price and guaranteed entry by booking online ahead of your visit. If you are a Member and wish to book, your ticket is still free.

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All destinations on Day 1 of itinerary

Mollett’s Farm
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The Bell Hotel Saxmundham
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Windmill Lodges
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Dingle Marsh Barns
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Framlingham Castle – English Heritage
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Easton Farm Park
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Snape Maltings
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Emmett’s Smokehoue, Fine Foods Store & Cafe
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