• Towns and Villages - Framlingham Castle - The Suffolk Coast
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  • Framlingham Castle - Towns and Villages on The Suffolk Coast

Framlingham guide

Check out our handy ‘know before you go’ guide to make your visit a huge success! 

The ancient market town of Framlingham is nestled in the Suffolk countryside and is a firm favourite with visitors and locals alike. So much so that it was voted ‘the best place to live in the country’ by Country Life magazine in 2006!

Things to do in Framlingham

1. Shop and stroll.

Framlingham is the perfect town for a stroll, shop and glimpse of history – there’s even a Town Trail marking all the primary sites of historic interest. Market Hill is the Town’s centre and still hosts markets on Saturday and Tuesday offering great local produce together with trinkets and collectibles. There are excellent shops too, for gifts, food, fashions and antiques and mouth-watering selection of cafés, tea shops, pubs and restaurants.

You can download this great little Town Trail Guide and Framlingham Pocket Guide here for more information:

Towns & Villages - Framlingham - Aerial

2. Discover the Kings and Queens of years gone by

You can’t visit Framlingham without taking in its magnificent late 12th-century castle. It is surrounded by parkland and estates and was once at the centre of a vast network of power and influence. The castle is a great place for young and old to explore – a historic treat not to be missed.

Towns & Villages - Framlingham - (c) Emily Fae Photography

3. Spot plants and birds Surrounding the Castle is The Mere, a natural haven full of wildlife and popular with walkers, where dogs are allowed. The Mere is property of the Suffolk Wildlife Trust and contains nearly 300 species of plants and 80 species of birds. It lives up to its name, though – Mere means ‘lake’ – so remember your wellies if you’re going to walk its banks during winter months.

Useful Information

Public Conveniences and Baby Changing Facilities Public toilets with disabled access and baby change facilities can be found on Crown & Anchor Lane, IP13 9BL

Framlingham Business Association is a useful source of information you can visit their website here - www.framlinghambusiness.co.uk

Get information on Framlingham market here!

Download the pocket guide by clicking on the picture below: 

The Pocket Guide to Framlingham

How to Get to Framlingham - Public Transport

By Bus: Local services run to Woodbridge, Stradbroke and Eye and on to Ipswich and Norwich. Timetables and further information can be found at www.suffolkonboard.com

By Rail: There is no rail service to Framlingham. The nearest main line station is Ipswich with connections to Norwich and London Liverpool Street. Wickham Market Train Station in the village of Campsea Ashe, which is on the Ipswich to Lowestoft line, is the closest station to Framlingham. It's approximately 20 minutes from Campsea Ash to Framlingham by car or taxi.

Abellio Greater Anglia operates frequent train services. There are many great value fares available such as Advance tickets which start from Just £9 one way (available on certain routes), and Groupsave where 3 to 9 adults save 1/3 off the Off-Peak Return train fare. Anglia Plus day rover tickets are also available where you can have unlimited travel within certain zones. Perfect for exploring the beautiful Suffolk coast. All train tickets can be purchased via the Abellio Greater Anglia Website or the app.

How to get to Framlingham - By Car

From Norwich, take the A140 south towards Ipswich, turn onto A1120 (Tourist Route).

From Ipswich, take the A12 north and turn onto the B1116 at Wickham Market signposted Framlingham Castle.

From Lowestoft, take the A12 south and turn onto A1120 at Yoxford. From London, take the A12 north and turn onto A1120 at Yoxford.

Travel Information & News

For the latest travel information listen to or visit BBC Radio Suffolk 

For local news, visit the East Anglian Daily Times of Eastern Daily Press websites.