Orford Castle

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Explore the maze of passages and tiny rooms Orford Castle

Discover one of England's most complete and unusual keeps as you explore every nook and cranny of this 12th century military stronghold.

Lose yourself in this 800 year old warren of passageways and secret chambers.

Once a symbol of royal power, this grand residence became home to coastal defences during the Second World War in its life as a radar station.

Uncover Roman jewels, medieval seals and ancient finds in the Orford Museum inside the castle, before climbing to the top of the tower to take in the panoramic views across Orford Ness.

Don't Miss

  • The maze of passages, the basement well and magnificent views from the roof
  • The ancient finds in the Orford Museum including Roman brooches, medieval seals, coins and borough regalia
  • The audio tour that will take you on a historical journey around the castle



Prices and opening times


Orford, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 2ND (Directions)


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