Framlingham Castle

Framlingham Castle is now open for you 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.
  • Summer Quest - This summer, from 18 July, take your family on a free fun adventure quest with a historical twist. Download your trail map here and learn more below.
  • Exhibition - The 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 are open as usual. Additional hand sanitising stations will be available on site. 
  • Dogs - Dos 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.
Book your visit

Summer Adventure Quest

This summer, from 18 July, take your family on a free fun adventure with a historical twist. Follow the trail though the castle grounds and track down the clues - crack them all to claim your adventurer's certificate. Kick off your quest at Framlingham Castle every day of the school holidays. Standard admission applies.

Download your trail map

Things to See and Do

Guidebook: Framlingham Castle

Price: £3.50

 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.

Find out more about the history of Framlingham Castle

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