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Framlingham Castle

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Address: Church Street, Framlingham IP13 9BP, England
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+44 1728 724189
10:00 - 16:00
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Sat - Sun 10:00 - 16:00

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History with a great view

This interesting castle has lots to see in terms of the fantastic views from the old ruin and the interesting displays in a local museum plus general information about the past... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2016
Greater London, United Kingdom
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

This interesting castle has lots to see in terms of the fantastic views from the old ruin and the interesting displays in a local museum plus general information about the past- Mary Stuart and also the local workhouse in subsequent times.

Thank bella275
Suffolk, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

English Heritage castle, if you're not a member it's worth joining. Only £4.40 a month for an adult. Easy to park, beautiful picnic spots and there is almost always some event happening, jousting, medieval tournaments, open air theatre. Perfect for a family day out, you can walk around the ramparts, enjoy the view over the lake to the Tudor school.... More 

Thank Claire G
Chichester, United Kingdom
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151 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Castle in spectacular setting owned by English Heritage. One of the great castles of Eastern England with many "theme days" during the season

Thank bryan t
Dereham, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Framlingham Castle is very striking as one approaches over the bridge but the lack of a keep and other medieval buildings on the other side of the gate is a little disappointing. As an historian, it is interesting to build up a picture of what was there, by using the clues in the walls but a model, such as the... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016

We were coming to Suffolk in May to visit friends. When I booked the accomodation I found out that nearby Framlingham Castle had a 'Bloody Mary' weekend. My daughter was beside herself as she loves the tudors. The castle and the festival did not disappoint - it was fantastic. The lady that played Queen Mary did not drop out of... More 

Thorpe Market, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Recently I was about to take up a job in Framlingham and thought I would check out the area on the Sunday. I arrived by car at Framlingham village - the quintessential English village. Olde this & olde that. Yes the really Olde England! As I looked around, it quickly became apparent that this place had a Castle. An olde... More 

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Sandbach, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2016

This is a fantastic place to visit but we timed it badly, a small number of children on a school visit did really impact on our enjoyment of the whole castle. We couldn't access the exhibition space as it was too noisy, it was a real shame as there was no escape either. All the staff were really helpful and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Wouldn't bother wasting the money on the entrance fee. Full of school trips. You can walk around the grounds without paying

Thank Hkingston
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42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2016

Framlingham Castle is an example of something that I thought did not exist - historic kitsch. The thought that an ancient stone castle could be embellished with a number of fancy brick chimneys more suited to a pile such as Hampton Court is wonderfully bizarre; this is only enhanced by the fact that just a couple of them were actually... More 

Thank Guy N
London, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2016

By chance we went during a weekend of activities in the castle, which were terrific; tents & music, reenactment of Mary Tudor's stay, man-on-man combat with medieval weaponry, and best of all the explanation & recreation of execution techniques and stories. All done with humour, excellent performers and of interest to all ages. Otherwise, you can walk round the walls,... More 

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