TM 287-637 Suffolk England
Framlingham Castle is a magnificent 12th century stone enclosure fortress, built on an older motte and bailey site. The continuous curtain wall is flanked by thirteen open backed towers, which are now crowned with Tudor chimneys but most are dummies. In the lower bailey stands the Prison Tower and a gatehouse with a spiral stairwell, both projecting from the curtain wall. A wide, deep ditch and a very large outer bailey encase the rest of the curtain wall, in which "Bloody Mary" Tudor, was proclaimed Queen of England in July 1553. 13 miles south-east is Orford Castle.
Framlingham Castle is located in the village centre, off Church Street. 17 miles north-east of Ipswich, on the B1077-A1120.
The site is owned by English Heritage and is open daily, April to June, September and October 10:00-5:00pm, July and August 10:00-6:00pm, Thursday to Monday November to March, 10:00-4:00pm.
There is a car park.