Framlingham Castle

  • Heroes and Villains
Open weekends 10am - 4pm Heroes and Villains | Mon 16 - Fri 20 Fantastic Framlingham from above Discover the history of Powerhouse to Poorhouse

Once a fearsome fortress, muster your courage and explore Framlingham Castle's towering walls behind which Mary Tudor took refuge.

Discover Framlingham Castle's vast and colourful past as it became home to some of the most powerful people in Tudor England, an Elizabethan prison for the troubled, and a sanctuary for the poor in the 17th century.

Get hands-on with our interactive exhibition and reveal Framlingham's stories. Embark on a journey of discovery around the magnificent wall walk; look down if you dare!

Don't Miss

  • The wall walk with its spectacular views of Framlingham mere and the surrounding countryside
  • The opportunity to count our chimneys (the oldest surviving 12th century and Tudor chimneys in the country!)
  • Our audio guide - two tours in one guide: informative for adults and topsy turvy for children!
  • The lawn inside the castle walls - the perfect place to play knights or just relax

Events At Framlingham Castle

  • Easter Adventure Quest

    Fri 3 - Mon 6 Apr 2015

    It's time to get clue-cracking and seek out your chocolate reward.

  • Clash of Knights

    Sun 3 & Mon 4 May 2015

    Experience the action blow by blow as our teams of knights battle head on with clubs and shields.

  • Bloody Mary Returns

    Sat 23 - Mon 25 May 2015

    Travel back to Tudor England and meet the most gruesome monarch of all.

Prices and opening times


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


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Framlingham Castle Landscape