Framlingham Castle

Things To See and do

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. 

Workhouse

Take a look inside Framlingham's workhouse, the only building remaining inside the castle walls today. Built around the shell of the castle's medieval great hall, the workhouse provided works and lodging for the town's paupers from the 17th to 19th centuries.

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

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. 

Castle Café

Top up your energy with a tasty treat in our cafe after exploring our magnificent castle. Choose from our delicious selection of hot and cold seasonal mains, baguettes, cakes and bakes. Vegetarian, vegan, gluten and dairy free options can be accommodated - please inform a member of staff in the café and they will be able to assist you. Children’s portions, lunch boxes, and high chairs are also available. The castle café opening times are currently 10am-4.30pm (cafe closes 30 minutes before the site closes).

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