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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

  • Myths and Legends

    Mon 28 Jul - Fri 01 Aug 2014

    Discover a backdrop of mystery and legend at Framlingham Castle. Hear secret stories and uncover colourful characters, and decide for yourself between truth and myth.

  • Knights and Princesses Academy

    Mon 04 - Fri 08 Aug 2014

    Polish your armour and dust off your tiara, it’s time to learn the tools of the trade as you become a knight or princess for the day.

  • Clash of Knights

    Sat 09 & Sun 10 Aug 2014

    Chain-mailed and adrenalin-fuelled, four teams of highly-skilled knights meet head-on with shield and club. Tensions will rise, alliances will be made and broken but only one team will triumph. Let battle commence!

Prices and opening times


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


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Framlingham Castle Landscape