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Framlingham Castle

Open daily 10am - 6pm Hands-on history this summer! | 28 July – 29 Aug Fantastic Framlingham from above Discover the history of Powerhouse to Poorhouse

Framlingham Castle is a magnificent 12th century fortress with a long and colourful past which makes a fascinating family day out in Suffolk.

The castle was once the refuge of Mary Tudor before she became Queen in 1553 and visitors can now explore over 800 years of life at Framlingham Castle in the ‘From Powerhouse to Poorhouse’ exhibition.

Embark on a self-guided journey of discovery with our themed trails and lively audio tour, and explore the Mere and the wall-walk with its spectacular views over the surrounding landscape. Younger audiences will enjoy a variety of themed games and interactives.

Don't Miss

  • Spectacular views of Framlingham mere and the surrounding countryside from the Wall Walk
  • Our audio guide, two tours in one guide: informative for adults and topsy turvy for children!

Events At Framlingham Castle

  • Sword School

    Mon 18 - Fri 22 Aug 2014

    Shields at the ready! Raise your swords! Be put through your paces as you fall into step and defend Framlingham Castle against attack.

  • Medieval Courtly Combat

    Sun 24 & Summer Bank Holiday Mon 25 Aug 2014

    Marvel at our noble knights as they take on the ultimate medieval tournament. Swords will be wielded and helmets battered - who will reign supreme and become champion?

  • Medieval Games Galore!

    Tue 26 - Fri 29 Aug 2014

    From nine mens morris and merrils, to sieging a mini castle with crossbows and a trebuchet, play like a medieval mischief-maker as you step back in time this summer.

Prices and opening times


Church Street, Framlingham, Suffolk - IP13 9BP (Directions)


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