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Orford Castle

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Address: Orford IP12 2ND, England
Phone Number:
+44 1394 450472
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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Small but very interesting.

Lovely small castle, easy stairs and breathtaking view from top. Interesting audio, included I. Very reasonable entrance fee. Lovely ladies in the shop. Children will love this as... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2017
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Lovely small castle, easy stairs and breathtaking view from top. Interesting audio, included I. Very reasonable entrance fee. Lovely ladies in the shop. Children will love this as small enough for them not to get bored and lots of little nooks and crannies. Lovely grounds to run about on too.

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Kibworth Beauchamp, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

What a brilliant building, in superb condition and full of history, picnic tables available as is parking, be prepared to walk up steep slopes. dogs welcome.

Thank Chrisg0ufp
Lanton, France
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323 reviews
138 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Unfortunately it was closed the day we were there but you can still get a feel for the place from the outside as it stands majestically on its hilly mound.

Thank auntieshaz21
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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255 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This was a real treat for me and my family. I wasn't expecting too much as I knew it was only a small castle but was pleasantly surprised. There is a small gift shop and the Orford Museum within the castle but no facilities such as toilets onsite. The castle itself is magnificent. There are lots of little passageways and... More 

Thank BennyBlue
Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 February 2017

This Suffolk, coastal village is well worth a visit. It is set in glorious scenery and steeped in history. Henry the Second's stone keep castle is remarkably well preserved and the audio guide provided by English Heritage, really brings its history to life. The views out to sea from the top are stunning.

Thank Diane J
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

We decided to visit the castle this time in Orford after my parents recommended it. We have wandered round the outside of a few occasions, but during a recent stay at the nearby Jolly Sailor we decided to go inside to see for ourselves. Would recommend the audio tour...it's free once you have paid for entrance. The tour takes you... More 

Thank sarah_david81
Rugby, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

A very well preserved castle with astonishing views over the coast line Worth to visit. The town is also a Fantastic spot with nice restaurants

Thank JordiOV
Cambridge UK
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55 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

First visit here, on a grey drizzly February day, but well worth it. Incredibly well preserved Norman keep - we thought it would only need a short visit, but there's lots to see and think about and the audio tour is very informative. As other reviewers have said, there is some climbing to do, but in small stages so not... More 

Thank GMO1
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 6 January 2017

We were only able to walk round the base of the castle as it was a Bank Holiday and closed but saw quite enough to decide a full visit needed to be added to our agenda when we next return to Orford.

Thank StuartBowman598
Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016

Appalling facilities for people with walking/climbing problems! OK, it's a castle, there are steep steps to get inside. However, you expect some effort to be made once inside, and you've paid your entrance fee! The first floor is large and circular, but all the parts mentioned in the guide require a 12inch step up! Not a single bit of wood/plastic... More 

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