Framlingham Castle Facilities

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    Car park is 300 metres 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.

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    Food and Drink

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    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.

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    Picnic Area

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    You are welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy in the grounds. There are picnic tables near the kiosk.

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    Shop

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    Range of English Heritage gifts including selection of medieval themed souvenirs.

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    Toilets

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    A male, female and disabled toilet at the car park.

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    Dogs

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    Dogs on leads permitted in the grounds. Assistance dogs welcome throughout site.

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    Museum

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    Entry includes access to the Lanman Trust's Museum of local history.

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    Exhibition

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    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.

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    Gardens

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    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.

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    Audio Tours

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    Interactive audio tour included in admission price

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    Family Friendly

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    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

    Yes

    Pushchairs Allowed

    Allowed downstairs, with access to first floor via stairs.

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    Education

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    Family Learning

    'Step Inside' pack, plus variety of themed games (please see Events page for details).

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    Please be aware

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    Height hazard on the wall walk.

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    Commercial Photography and Filming

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    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.

    We are keen to promote the use of our sites to location managers. If you are interested please go to (Filming Locations) for more information and contacts.

    English Heritage does not permit drone flying from or over sites in our care, except by contractors or partners undertaking flights for a specific purpose, who satisfy stringent CAA criteria, have the correct insurances and permissions, and are operating under controlled conditions.

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