Framlingham Castle

Framlingham Castle is now open to visit. You now need to book your timed tickets in advance. We have introduced limits on visitor numbers to help keep everyone safe, and you won’t be able to visit without your booking confirmation. If you’re a Member, your ticket will be free, but you still need to book in advance. There are other new steps in place to ensure everyone’s safety, so your visit will be a little different.

Welcome to Framlingham Castle

We have introduced limits on visitor numbers to help keep everyone safe, and you won’t be able to visit without your booking confirmation. If you’re a Member, your ticket will be free, but you still need to book in advance. To book your visit, click here.

Although things might be a little different when you visit, you’ll still be able to enjoy exploring the places where history really happened. And you’ll still be given a warm and safe welcome by our friendly – if socially distant – staff and volunteers.

Please click here for more information about the safety measures you can expect when visiting as well as our FAQs

  • Wall Walk - The Wall Walk will be open with a one-way system for you to enjoy while social distancing.
  • The Poorhouse - The Poorhouse will remain open.
  • Museum and Exhibition - The Museum and indoor exhibition will remain closed.
  • Cafe - The cafe will be open for takeaway light refreshments of hot and cold drinks as well as cakes with a one way system.
  • Shop -  The shop will be open with a one-way system in place. 
  • Toilets - Our toilets on site are open as usual. Our accessible toilet is on available on request to ensure Covi 19 cleaning measures are met. Additional hand sanitising stations will be available on site. 
  • Dogs - Dogs on leads are welcome to enjoy our grounds.
  • Picnics - Visitors are welcome to picnic in the Castle grounds and our outdoor seating area. However, BBQs are not allowed in the grounds or meadow.
  • Face coverings - Face coverings must be worn in Framlingham Castle's indoor shop, café, tea room and all other indoor spaces. We won’t be able to give you a face covering, so please come prepared so you don’t miss out.
  • Audio guides - You can enjoy an audio-tour at Framlingham Castle using your own device. Simply download the Guide ID Podcatcher App from the Google Play Store or App Store. Once downloaded search for Framlingham Castle and use the password EHFramlingham.
  • Parking - Parking is 300 metres from the entrance of the castle. Charges apply to non-Members.
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Guidebook: Framlingham Castle

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 Framlingham Timeline

1086Domesday Records

Roger Bigod, sheriff of Norfolk, is granted the manor of Framlingham. He builds a timber fortress.

First Earldom

Roger's son Hugh Bigod, 1st Earl of Norfolk, builds the first stone castle.

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