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Framlingham Castle, Framlingham
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  • This is a great castle anyway but the Topsy-Turvey version of the audio tour is a must! What a fantastic way to entertain all the family - history is fun! The staff in the shop were super & the taster...  more »
  • This castle was built in the middle ages as a necessary fortification between rival barons and the king. It's not so much of a castle in the accepted sense of the word, as an enclosed courtyard surrou...  more »
  • There was a Norman castle, dating as far back as the year 1148, on the site where Framlingham Castle currently stands. Hence, there's lots of rich history that surrounds this site - for example, Framl...  more »
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  • Amazing! We had the best time at Framlingham Castle today. Lots of parking. Toilets at the car park and in the castle. Lovely and clean. Indoor and outdoor seating for food. Little snack shack with lovely cakes, crisps, hot and cold drinks, priced as per most tourist attractions. A nice display about the castle and it's history on the getting floor and a little local Museum on the first floor. Great views from the walk around the battlements. Lots of interesting display board. Free studio tour should you choose. Nice walks around the outside of the castle. Car park is £3 which is refundable with your castle entrance just ask as you pay. Or if a bargain should you choose just to have a nice walk around the outside of the castle walls. We did all this with a two year old so great for all the family.
  • Great day out with the kids, the castle is well maintained, the audio tour provided was brilliant with two versions (serious vs jokey) and overall a nice taste of history. My only thing I would change is to provide a map or clearer indication of where you're supposed to go next in respects to the audio tour, a few times we had to stop and hunt for the next point.
  • You can see this castle standing majestically in the distance as you drive into Framlingham. There is plenty of parking available on site. I think it is very good value as you could spend a good half day at the site. There is a very informative walk round the wall of the castle especially if you use the headsets. It is a very unusual shaped castle with loads of history! The views from the wall are amazing. There is a very well stocked gift shop but only a small kiosk for drinks and snacks but The Castle Inn is adjacent to the car park and sells a variety of food and drink. There are lovely walks round the outside of the castle and round the nearby mere. The site just lends itself to take a picnic to enjoy! The castle is in the town of Framlingham which is well worth a look round too!
  • Really nice place with fantastic views from the top of the wall, very peaceful to walk round and nice seating outside. Extremely well maintained by very polite and friendly staff.
  • Steeped in history, this is a mainly ruined castle, but there is lots to do and see here. You can walk around the tops of the castle walls, enjoying the views on all sides, and the visitor centre has activities and videos for the kids. Outside the castle, there are grounds and hills for the kids to roll down. Activities are often held on the large grass area inside the walls. The last time we were there they had jousting and lots of medieval activities,. The time before, the kids learned how people really fought with swords through hands-on experience. Next to the castle, the village of Framlingham is quite pretty and has some nice pubs.