Framlingham Castles

School Trips @ English Heritage

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Our education offer at Framlingham Castle encompases a visit to a historically important and fascinating castle which spans nearly 1,000 years of history.Through the main gatehouse, Framlingham provides a large open space within the castle walls to explore features such as the Medieval Hall that once stood here.

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Why are English Heritage great for School Trips and Educational Visits?

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The wall walk allows pupils to explore all thirteen of the towers around the complete circumference of Framlingham Castle. Visit Framlingham's Poorhouse, which now provides the exhibition room, including information about the history of the castle, as well as activities such as 'Build a Brick Red Chimney'. The gift shop is also located in the Poorhouse.

What activities are available during group visits?

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PARKING: Free car park 300 metres from the entrance of the castle.
SHOP: Gift shop available, where medieval themed souvenirs can be bought.
EXHIBITION: The exhibition room in the poorhouse illustrates the story of the people who lived at Framlingham.
TOILETS: Male, female and disabled toilets are located in the car park.

Do you offer on-site classroom facilities?

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There is no education room available at Framlingham Castle.

Is there first aid on site?

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Site staff are First Aid trained

Do you offer access for visitors with disabilities?

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All ground floor areas within castle walls are level compacted gravel surfaces. Exhibition has level access (within Poorhouse). Steep spiral stairs to upper floors and wall walk. Earthworks beyond the castle accessed via rough tracks and very undulating ground. Parking nearer the entrance can be arranged for disabled visitors: please telephone in advance There is no parking available for coaches but there is space to drop off passengers and return for pick-up close to the entrance.

Do you cater for visitors with Special Educational Needs (SEN)?

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Please call us to discuss your requirements on 0370 333 0606




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