Car park is 300m from the entrance of the castle. Room 30 cars on gravel. Free (initial parking charge which is refundable to English Heritage members and visitors on admission). Overflow car park on the opposite side of road.
Food and Drink
Kiosk open throughout the summer serving hot and cold drinks, and light snacks made from locally sourced ingredients. Many places to eat in nearby Framlingham town.
You are welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy in the grounds. There are picnic tables near the kiosk.
Range of English Heritage gifts including selection of medieval themed souvenirs.
1 male; 1 female and 1 disabled toilet at the car park.
Dogs on leads permitted in the grounds. Assistance dogs welcome throughout site.
Entry includes access to the Lanman Trust's Museum of local history.
Exhibition in the Poorhouse, which tells the story of the people who lived in the castle during its long and varied history.
The displays illustrate the struggle for power between monarchs and the lords of Framlingham; the tragic stories of family members Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard (both married to, and beheaded by, Henry VIII); the accession of Queen Mary Tudor; and the Poorhouse which was still in use until 1839.
The Poorhouse Kitchen provides an area where visitors can enjoy a selection of factual and fictional books relating to Framlingham Castle.
Visitors can explore the Mere, the castle’s outer courts and the wall-walk with its spectacular views over the surrounding countryside.
Lots of space for children to run and play: kites allowed.
- Audio Tour Availability
- Interactive audio tour included in admission price
- Baby Changing Facilities
- Located at the toilets in the car park.
- Bottle/Food Warming
- Yes on request. Ask kiosk staff for hot water.
- Children's Audio Tour
- Pushchairs Allowed
- Allowed downstairs, with access to first floor via stairs.
- Family Learning
- 'Step Inside' pack, plus variety of themed games (please see Events page for details).
Please be aware
Height hazard on the wall walk
Commercial Photography and Filming
English Heritage welcomes all photographers to our sites and we hope you will share your pictures with us on Flickr and Facebook.
We do have some restrictions at certain locations, so if photography is your main reason for visiting, please call the site ahead of your visit to check if any parts of the site are restricted.
If you are interested in using English Heritage sites for commercial photography this must be arranged in advance. Please go to: Sarah Eastel Locations (http://www.film-locations.co.uk) for more information.