Things to see and do

Two boys enjoying the wall walk at Framlingham Castle

Wall Walk

Embark on a journey of discovery around the magnificent wall walk. At a spectacular 10.5 metres high and 2.3 metres thick, this curtain wall has stood for more than 800 years - look down if you dare…

The castle's curtain wall has been carefully conserved so that future generations are able to enjoy spectacular views of Framlingham mere and surrounding countryside. Take the opportunity to count our chimneys, these are the oldest surviving 12th century and Tudor chimneys in the country.

Wide shop of the workhouse at Framlingham Castle

New for 2017

After the £1.2million visitor improvement and conservation project, visit the workhouse to discover the new café, retail space and the newly recreated mezzanine level that houses a brand new exhibition space. Read more about the project on our news pages.

Child playing the Hats through the ages game in the Workhouse exhibition


Visit our exhibition space where you can discover the history of Framlingham Castle and its former residents, including Mary Tudor who was proclaimed Queen of England at the castle in 1553.

Test your knowledge in the 'Who Eats What?' game inspired by Duchess Margaret Brotherton, create plates of food and place them next to the class that would have eaten them. Challenge the monarch by playing 'Spin the King' to see their fate or try on everything from a Norman helmet to workhouse cap in the Hats Through the Ages dressing up section.

English Heritage staff member selling armour retail products in the shop


Browse the Tudor chimney inspired shelves and take home your own piece of history in the shop where you can buy chutneys and jams, wines, beers, books, garden gifts and more.

Two visitors buying cakes and bakes in the café

Castle Café

Get a taste of Tudor life by trying Tudor inspired dishes in our new café. Try Tarte Owte of Lent, a Tudor titled tart, consisting of all the things you're not allowed to eat during lent - cheese, cream and eggs. Fill yourself up on Tudor staple pottage, a vegetable soup flavoured with herbs and thickened with oats or grains, served with bread and cheese.

If these timeless Tudor dishes aren't making your mouth water, choose from our selection of regional hot mains, summer salads, sandwiches, baguettes, cakes and bakes.

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