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Enjoy Historic Days out at Framlingham

Join Framlingham Castle for an extraordinary day out. Surrounded by parkland and a picturesque lake, there’s plenty to see and do; muster your courage and conquer the wall walk for spectacular views from Suffolk’s castle on the hill, and uncover tales of ambitious barons, a Tudor queen, and a Georgian poorhouse in the interactive exhibition.

Things to see and do at the castle

  • Conquer the spectacular wall walk to admire stunning views
  • Spot the Tudor chimneys which crown every tower, each with a different design
  • Try on historical hats and play a game to find out what people ate in the past
  • Take the audio tour to learn more about the castle’s past and its people
  • Take a look inside Framlingham’s workhouse, the only remaining building inside the castle walls
  • Browse for a new book in the second-hand bookshop

Action-packed events

Don’t miss their action-packed event schedule throughout the year, from the thrilling Clash of Knights, the ultimate test of strength and skill, to Gothic Falconry, where birds of prey take flight above the castle, there’s something for everyone to enjoy!

Upcoming events

Gothic Falconry: Saturday 30 September and Sunday 1 October

Witness graceful hawks and fearsome falcons in flight as our expert falconers demonstrate the art of training, exercising and hunting with birds.

Halloween Half Term: Saturday 21 – Sunday 29 October

Gather your little monsters for a ghoulishly good day out at Framlingham Castle over October half term. Follow the trail to solve creepy clues and gather round to listen to spooky stories.

Suffolk’s historic gems

While in the area, why not visit of England’s most complete and unusual keeps at Orford Castle, the unique polygonal tower is remarkably intact allowing visitors to explore from the basement up to the roof for magnificent views seaward to Orford Ness.