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It's easy to reach Framlingham Castle by rail. Hop on a train to Wickham Market, which is served by Greater Anglia services from Ipswich and Lowestoft. Getting off at Wickham Market, simply exit the station, and take one of the local buses available - you'll be only a five-minute walk away from the castle.

A visit to Framlingham Castle will transport you back in time - it's a great way to spend a day with the family. Wander into the grounds of the castle or simply admire the imposing walls from afar.

Whilst the current government advice is to only travel if your journey is essential, we will update this page as the situation changes. We will always provide official information on how to visit this attraction safely and responsibly by train.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Ticket MachineUnavailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelUnstaffed
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionUnavailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Nearest station with more facilities

The nearest station(s) with more facilities than Wickham Market are:

  • Saxmundham
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes

Monday-Saturday 08:00-20:00ÿ
Sunday 10:00-20:00ÿ
Bank Holidays 09:00-18:00ÿ

The hours shown are for the Customer Relations team on 0345 600 7245 (option 8).

Closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.


Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorAbellio Greater Anglia
Car parking spaces48
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces16
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes

In car park and on platform

Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes


Ramps for train accessUnavailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesUnavailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Details of nearest taxis are shown on station information poster

About Framlingham Castle

Framlingham Castle’s design is unusual in having no central keep, relying instead on the curtain wall and mural towers for defence.

Seized by King John in 1216, the castle became a luxurious retreat surrounded by hunting estates, and by Tudor times it enjoyed the added extensive pleasure gardens and scenic meres, which created a home fit for the powerful Mowbray and Howard families.

The centrepiece of a visit to Framlingham Castle today is a walk around the magnificent walls. Just over ten metres high and two metres thick, these bastions have stood guard for 800 years, and now afford splendid views of the surrounding Suffolk countryside. There is an exhibition showcasing Framlingham’s past, from Norman origins to the colour and pageant of the high Tudor era. In the 17th century, the castle interior became a poorhouse, which stands to this day. There is an audio trail for youngsters and plenty of opportunities to explore the extensive gardens and grounds.

Departures and arrivals from Wickham Market

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Wickham Market station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to LowestoftGreater Anglia15:431On time
to IpswichGreater Anglia16:061On time
to LowestoftGreater Anglia16:431On time
to IpswichGreater Anglia17:061On time
to LowestoftGreater Anglia17:431On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from IpswichGreater Anglia15:431On time
from LowestoftGreater Anglia16:061On time
from IpswichGreater Anglia16:431On time
from LowestoftGreater Anglia17:061On time
from IpswichGreater Anglia17:431On time
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