Framlingham Castle

  • Framlingham Castle
Open daily 10am - 6pm Siege! | Sun 20 & Mon 21 April 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

  • Knights Tournament

    Sun 04 & Early May Bank Holiday Mon 05 May 2014

    Marvel at our noble knights as they take on the ultimate medieval tournament. Swords will be wielded, archery skills tested and helmets battered. Soak up the sights and sounds of medieval encampments and laugh out loud at our silly jester.

  • Medieval Murder Mystery

    Sat 24 - Spring Bank Holiday Mon 26 May 2014

    Keep your wits about you and gather the clues as you turn detective to solve this medieval whodunit.

  • Gruesome Goings On

    Tue 27 - Fri 30 May 2014

    Ghastly gallows, horrific hangmen and terrifying torture – travel back in time and discover the painful punishments your history teachers were too timid to tell you!

Prices and opening times


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


For just £39 a year, English Heritage members get free entry to our properties and exclusive discounts.

Framlingham Castle Landscape