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Framlingham Castle

Framlingham Castle

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Framlingham Castle,
Church Street,
Suffolk ,
IP13 9BP


Come and explore Framlingham Castle's diverse and colourful past. It was once home to some of the most formidable names of Tudor England and it was behind these very walls that Mary Tudor was proclaimed Queen of England. The castle then transformed into an Elizabethan prison and later a workshouse in the 17th century.

Embark on a journey of discovery around the magnificent wall walk. At a spectacular 10.5 metres high, the curtain wall stood for more than 800 year. Look down if you dare.

Discover more of Framlingham's stories in the interactive exhibition, take in spectaular views and try some home-made delights in the cafe.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEnglish Heritage PropertyFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic siteRegional Tourist Board MemberWheelchairs availableAccepts groups

Children welcomeMobility Accessibility FacilitiesDogs acceptedVisual Accessibility Facilities

Opening details

Open daily from 10am April 1 - 3 November and weekends and school holidays in winter. Please see our website for details


Entry is free for members, though an additional charge may apply for some event days. Adult, Senior, Child and Family tickets also available. For prices and booking information please go to our website


See location of Framlingham Castle on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TM 286637  Lat: 52.22441 Long: 1.34577

By car: In Framlingham on B1116. Parking charges apply to non-members. Parking free for members. Car park is 300 metres from the entrance of the castle. Room for 30 cars on gravel and there is an overflow car park on the opposite side of the road.

By public transport: By train: Wickham Market 6 1/2 miles; Saxmundham 7 miles. By bus: Galloway European 118, 119; Nightingales 482; PF Travel 62

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 6.5 miles from Wickham Market station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • English Heritage PropertyEnglish Heritage Property
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Mobility Accessibility FacilitiesMobility Accessibility Facilities
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Visual Accessibility FacilitiesVisual Accessibility Facilities

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis gravel
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in audio format
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas


  • YesHearing loop system
  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children


  • YesEntrance is well lit


  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesVegetarian
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesChildren's menu


All ground floor areas within castle walls are level compacted gravel surfaces. Exhibition has level access (within Workhouse). Steep spiral stairs to upper floors and wall walk. Earthworks beyond the castle accessed via rough tracks and very undulating ground. For set down there is single track road to the entrance to the castle. Will require reversing 300m. Please call in advance.