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. 


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. 


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 the magnificent castle. Choose from a delicious selection of hot and cold seasonal meals, hot snacks, sandwiches and baguettes, and cakes and bakes. Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free options are available. Children’s meals, lunch boxes, and high chairs are also available. The café is open 10am-4.30pm – it closes 30 minutes before the site closes.

You can find allergen and nutritional information here.

Book shelves filled with books


Looking for a new book or have a few that you'd like to donate? Visit our secondhand bookshop upstairs in the workhouse and you'll find a variety of both adult and children's books.

Why not pop in and have a look? We've got lots of perfect reading spots in the stunning castle grounds.