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Orford Castle

Orford IP12 2ND, England
+44 1394 450472
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Great castle with nice audio tour

Beautiful castle in centre of town. Parking at site, although free parking just up the road in... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Hatfield_visitor
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Borehamwood, United Kingdom
Cracking Views

English Heritage property. Well preserved with loads of information about the history. Outstanding... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
GillyBean46
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Warwickshire
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Orford IP12 2ND, England
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"great views from the top"
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"nooks and crannies"
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"worth the climb"
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"henry ii"
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"car park"
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"worth a visit"
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"interesting history"
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"suffolk coast"
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"stairs to climb"
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"enjoyable visit"
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"small museum"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Beautiful castle in centre of town. Parking at site, although free parking just up the road in centre of town. Steep steps to get into castle... and quite a few steps to climb within it to see all of its floors. Castle small but well...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

English Heritage property. Well preserved with loads of information about the history. Outstanding panoramic views from the roof. Recommended.

1  Thank GillyBean46
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Looks like a simple tower from the outside but contains a surprising number of rooms including a chapel. Audio tour very interesting but slightly too wordy. Informative displays about many eras. Wonderful views from the top. Be aware there are a lot of steps, including...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Orford Castle because we are members of English Heritage so free to get in for us. Long way off the beaten track but surrounding area lovely. Interesting place, lots of steps to the top but worth the climb for the views. Wouldn't go...More

1  Thank Pauline V
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Reviewed 4 June 2018

Not as big as some castles but well worth a visit and the views from the roof are stunning. Some interesting and informative displays.

1  Thank brizy83
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Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

A great place to visit, steeped in history, set on the coast, in the lovely Suffolk countryside. This is the sort of place that children need to see in order to understand the nations history.

1  Thank markpM9934SU
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Reviewed 1 June 2018

lovely castle to look at and walk round, a lovely place to sit and relax and even bring a picnic, great walking for dogs, in a lovely little village with views over countryside, delightful.

1  Thank Teresa B
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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Charming little castle with heaps of character, lovely area for kids 4 & 6 to run around and have a picnic, car park isn’t very big but areas to part within walking distance

1  Thank Kevic190909
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Reviewed 27 May 2018

Take a walk along the River Ore before heading into the village & spending the afternoon exploring this 12th century military castle. I didn't expect very much as it is just a single tower, but what a nice surprise - it is one of England's...More

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Reviewed 27 May 2018

Very much enjoyed our visit to Orford Castle. Good to visit a castle that is more or less intact. The audio guide is very informative and entertaining and l could really imagine what it had been like to live there.

1  Thank HappyDays056
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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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Debbie G
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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