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Orford Castle

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A must visit

This castle is so well preserved you can imagine the people who stayed here. A guided audio tour... read more

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uniquelyme
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Yarmouth, United Kingdom
What a view

We enjoyed the castle very much. We were met by a friendly and helpfull staff. We were given a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pieter P
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Reviewed today

This castle is so well preserved you can imagine the people who stayed here. A guided audio tour also adds to the atmosphere and is very informative. Unfortunately there were gale force winds when we visited so the roof had to be closed for safety...More

Thank uniquelyme
Reviewed 1 week ago

Frankly I didn't get in. The utter studoness of as old woman manning the till who refussed to move prevented me from paying the entrance fee for the four of us. She was Far to busy pooring little shots of wine for people not making...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed the castle very much. We were met by a friendly and helpfull staff. We were given a audio tourguide. As dutch tourists we liked this very much. The guide explaines a lot with facts and humor. A very old but well kept castle....More

Thank Pieter P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice castle at a reasonable price. Well worth getting the free walk through commentary as well as it explains what the different rooms were used for. It also points out things you wouldn’t notice unless you was told! Well worth a visit if you...More

Thank Flobbb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dogs are welcome here but there are lots of steep steps so my old boys couldn’t make it. The staff were friendly and helpful. Great views from the top. I didn’t take the audio guide as my partner was waiting for me out side. Maybe...More

Thank Beverley M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very well preserved Norman keep Helpful audio guide What i found more interesting was the selection of gins and wines to taste 🍸🍸🍸

Thank davethedrill
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to visit. The history is fascinating but the view from the top are even better on a clear day. Take the audio tour which is free as it is needed to understand what each area of the castle is what. Daughter, aged 6...More

Thank MummyP6
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited here on a horrendous weather day and was quite happy to be inside a watertight and wind proof keep. The castle car park is fairly small (we had no trouble parking) and the cost of £2 is refunded when you go into the...More

Thank HM654
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Norman Keep is in remarkable condition and several floors restored. It is very interesting to be able to explore not only the central halls but the corridors and smaller rooms in the double skin of the building. You do have to be careful however...More

Thank Jan M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth a visit if you're in Orford. The ticket prices are cheap and you also get a free audio guide included in the ticket price. The commentary for each room is too long though and can be skipped if you start getting bored. The views...More

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Lawestham
11 June 2018|
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Response from Vernonia | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe dogs are allowed in the structure, but there were certainly dogs being walked outside.
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DebbieG1702
4 February 2018|
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Response from matney1974 | Reviewed this property |
It’s open every day 10am till 6pm
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David C
24 October 2017|
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Response from maplesteve | Reviewed this property |
google it!
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