Numbered towers at Framlingham Castle

© David Gill
© David Gill

The impressive castle walls at Framlingham Castle, Suffolk date to Roger Bigod II, second earl of Norfolk (c. 1143-1221). The walls are dominated by a series of thirteen towers. Each contains a small Ministry of Works sign giving the appropriate number. These can be seen both from the ground level and the impressive wall-walk that gives views over the Suffolk countryside.

© David Gill
© David Gill

Framlingham Castle was placed in state guardianship in 1913.

For the Department of Enviornment short guide see here.

Framlingham Castle
Framlingham Castle looking north from the gatehouse. © David Gill

Author: David Gill

David Gill is Honorary Professor in the Centre for Heritage at the University of Kent, and Honorary Research Fellow in the School of History and an Academic Associate in SISJAC at UEA; Professor of Archaeological Heritage.

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