Framlingham Castle

The grounds and Wall Walk of Framlingham Castle are open. Takeaway catering is available and our shop is open , but all indoor areas remain closed, and safety measures are in place to keep everyone safe. You need to book your visit in advance. Please keep in mind the government’s latest advice on travelling. Find out more below.

Please Note - The Wall Walk is open with a one-way system in place for you to enjoy while social distancing.

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. We may need to continue making changes as we follow continually evolving Government advice, so we recommend checking this information before your 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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  • What parts of the site are closed?

    To comply with the latest government guidance, all indoor areas of Framlingham Castle are currently closed. This includes:

    • Lanman Museum and Exhibition
  • What changes have you made to your facilities?

    Cafe - The cafe will be open for takeaway.

    Shop - Our shop is open.

    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

  • Visiting after 16 May

    Framlingham Castle's interior spaces will open on 17 May, in line with government guidelines. At Framlingham Castle this includes the exhibition and workhouse.

    The cafe will open with indoor and outdoor seating, and it will also offer takeaway. Framlingham Castle's shop will also open.

    Face coverings are required within all of our interior spaces.
    We have additional Covid-secure measures in place including social distancing, enhanced cleaning and limits on visitor numbers.


  • 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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