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.

Please Note - The Wall Walk is open with a one-way system in place for you to enjoy while social distancing. Parking is 300 metres from the entrance of the castle. Charges apply to non-Members.

What you need to know

We've made some changes to help keep you safe, and things might be a little different when you visit. Here's everything you need to know.

  • Do we need to Book?

    Advance booking is now essential. 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. Make sure you've read our ticketing FAQ before you book.

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    Booking FAQs

  • What changes have you made to your facilities?

    Cafe - The cafe will be open for light refreshments of hot and cold drinks as well as cakes with a one way system in place.

    Shop - The shop will be open with a one-way system in place.

    Toilets - Our toilets are open as usual. Our accessible toilet is available on request to ensure Covid 19 cleaning measures are met. Additional hand sanitising stations will be available on site.

    Plan your Visit

  • How Are You Keeping Us Safe?

    We've made a number of changes to help keep you safe. 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.

    You can visit our reopening page for information on general safety measures we've taken to help keep you safe.

    General Safety Information

  • Do I need to wear a face covering?

    Face coverings must be worn in all indoor areas. We won't be able to provide you with a face covering, so please come prepared so you don't miss out.

Things to See and Do

What's On

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.

Find out more about the history of Framlingham Castle

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