Seated in the heart of the quaint Suffolk countryside, Framlingham Castle has occupied this patch of English soil for over 800 years. So really it goes without saying, that this famous English Heritage site has a long and rather remarkable story to tell. To experience it for yourself, why not pay this grand old shack a visit on your next cottage holiday? Framlingham Castle offers the perfect day-trip destination for all kinds of visitors, with its interactive exhibitions and awe-inspiring wall walk providing engaging fun for everyone. What's more, we've a selection of Suffolk holiday cottages within a stone's throw from Framlingham Castle, so you can look forward to a hassle-free day out on your next holiday cottage getaway.
Unearth the real Suffolk on a cottage holiday near Framlingham
Founded in the 12th century, there's no denying that Framlingham Castle has been through the mill over the past 800 years. Once a wealthy household chock-a-block with luxury goods, Framlingham Castle was put to work as a poorhouse in the 16th century, becoming a destitute dumpster for Suffolk's vagabonds. Discover the castle's long and varied history at the 'Powerhouse to Poorhouse' exhibition; a fun, interactive display guiding you through Framlingham's extraordinary history.
Family fun at Framlingham Castle
If you're worrying about what to do on your next cottage holiday in Suffolk, don't fret. A visit to Framlingham Castle is the perfect option if you've got a car full of kids or an avid history fan for a fiancé. Climb the battlements and take a bracing walk around the walls of Framlingham Castle, enjoying the stunning views over the Suffolk landscape. Delve deeper into the castle's history by plugging into an informative audio guide, and explore a trail through Framlingham's illusive passageways. Or, pack a feast and get picnicking at one of the site's leafy picnic spots, where the kids can let loose within the expansive grounds and you can relax on the grass in the warm Suffolk sunshine. What could be a better way to spend some time on your next cottage holiday?
Framlingham Castle Opening Times
The site is open 7 days a week between 10am-5pm, so you've got every opportunity to pencil in a trip to Framlingham Castle and make your next cottage holiday in Suffolk one to remember!