Visitors to Framlingham Castle

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Framlingham Castle, Towers 7-11 (from right to left) © David Gill

Framlingham Castle has seen a dramatic increase in the number of visitors during the last year. The latest figures show that 106,149 visitors explored the castle in 2017, an increase of 35.9%. It has been suggested that this was due to Ed Sheeran’s allusion through his ‘Castle on the Hill’.

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Framlingham Castle © David Gill

However note that Ickworth, also in Suffolk, has seen an increase of more than 18,000 visitors (compare Framlingham with more than 28,000 visitors). Are we seeing an increase in visitors to Suffolk or has the music drawn in additional footfall?

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© David Gill

Author: David Gill

David Gill is Honorary Research Fellow at UEA; Professor of Archaeological Heritage.

2 thoughts on “Visitors to Framlingham Castle”

  1. Is there data on visitors to Bury St. Edmunds other attractions? Has data been collected by Framlingham Castle asking what prompted visitors decision to visit castle? Is there any current data on visitor patterns throughout Suffolk?

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