Framlingham Castle

Framlingham Castle

Framlingham Castle is a magnificent 12th-century fortress owned by English Heritage in Framlingham, Suffolk. It has a long and colourful past making it an interesting family-friendly place to visit.

What is there to do at Framlingham Castle?

The castle is surrounded by parkland and a picturesque lake. Today you can muster your courage and go on a spectacular wall walk. You can explore the towering walls behind where Mary Tudor was proclaimed Queen of England. There are some spectacular views of the Suffolk countryside from the castle walls.

You can also take a look inside Framlingham’s workhouse which is the only building remaining inside the castle walls. The workhouse provided works and lodging for the town’s paupers from the 17th to 19th centuries. There is an exhibition space that tells you about the history of Framlingham Castle and its former residents.

There are hands-on activities including dress up and a Who Easts What came. If you would like to take part in their family trail this can be purchased from reception for £1. The castle hosts a great range of family-friendly events.

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Further Information

Is there food and drink available?

There is a cafe serving hot and cold food and drinks.

What are the main things to do?

Castle with towering walls you can walk, an indoor exhibition with family activities, there is a family-friendly trail and yearly events. There are toilets and a cafe.

What are the ticket prices?

Entrance is free for members of English Heritage. An adult ticket costs £11.30 without donation. Children 5-17 £6.80. Under 5s are free and other pricing options including family tickets are available.
Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online.

Is there parking?

There is a small charge to park. Members of English Heritage can park for free.

When are they open?

They are open for most of the year. For up-to-date opening times and dates please visit their website.

Dog friendly?

Dogs on leads are permitted in the grounds and the castle, except at the cafe counter. Assistance dogs are welcome throughout the site.

Are they accessible?

Information on accessibility

Framlingham Castle
Framlingham Castle
Framlingham Castle
Framlingham Castle
Photos credited to English Heritage

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