Framlingham Castle

Framlingham Castle in Suffolk will introduce a number of new facilities in 2017, including a café and a new shop.

Groups visiting the castle from early summer 2017 will be able to enjoy a 40-seater cafe, as well as peruse a new shopping area selling everything from history books to jams and chutneys.

The plans have been put in place to ensure Framlingham Castle is a ‘versatile, all-weather’ attraction.

There will also be a new exhibition space, which will be created in addition to the current exhibition area that is full of displays of Framlingham Castle's colourful past.

The castle was reportedly home to some of the most powerful people in Tudor England, and then a sanctuary for the poor in the 17th century. The new exhibition will showcase even more of the castle’s history.

The new café, exhibition space and retail area will be housed in the workhouse – or ‘poorhouse’ which is now a Grade 1 listed-building.

More at Framlingham

Framlingham Castle was built in the late 1100s and was home to a number of powerful people including the powerful Howard family who gave King Henry VIII two of his wives (both of whom were beheaded).

Mary Tudor was also proclaimed Queen of England at Framlingham, so there is plenty to discover on a group visit to the castle.

Groups can enjoy historic displays, a castle wall walk that boasts panoramic views of Framlingham mere and surrounding countryside, and self-led tours of the castle and grounds with audio guides.

Group booking

Group travel organisers are able to pre-book a visit for when the new facilities are opened by contacting the castle on 01728-724922.

Group rates are available for 11 or more people, and the GTO and coach driver benefit from free admission.

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