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.
Set in the stunning Suffolk landscape, Framlingham Castle could be out of a fairy tale. With a picturesque lake and towering walls, Queens have wandered the halls of Framlingham! In 1553, Mary Tudor was proclaimed Queen of England while staying at the castle. Walk the spectacular wall walk to take in the breath-taking views and be transported back in time.
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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.