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A wonderful place with all floors intact so you get a true feeling of what it would have been like... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Saxmundham, United Kingdom
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Return visit to this beautiful Village and castle, admittedly it was almost ckosing time and late... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Houghton Regis, United Kingdom
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Castle Hill, Orford IP12 2ND, England
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All reviews audio guide english heritage great views from the top nooks and crannies worth the climb henry ii steep steps surrounding countryside own pace car park worth a visit suffolk coast interesting history enjoyable visit entrance fee free audio small museum
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Reviewed yesterday

A wonderful place with all floors intact so you get a true feeling of what it would have been like to live in this Castle. We love it. Only down side with no chance of solving the problem, steep steps to gain access.

Thank 71Jill1945
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Return visit to this beautiful Village and castle, admittedly it was almost ckosing time and late in the day, needless to say we will return again. Grounds are clean and Castle is impressive, easy access via steps with informative staff

Thank drenw2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As English Heritage members get in free and there are several other properties they look after that we want to visit we signed up! Take the audio tour, it’s highly informative and there isn’t much information otherwise. Beautifully original, the ladies on the door were...More

Thank Simon H
Reviewed 30 October 2018

This is really a bijou 'castle-ette' (apologies) - it is quite small and you can walk all around it in just a few minutes. Compared to most castles in Scotland & Wales, it is little more than a guardhouse. Inside is very clean, dry &...More

Thank pd7
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

Beatiful Castle, staff very helpful. You need to be a member of English Heritage for free entrance and parking or else it will be a bit expensive to get in.

Thank 5501pinoy
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

It might look like just a tower from the outside, and, well, it is. However, there is much to do and explore and lots of big rooms for the kids to run around. Highly recommend.

Thank GrishGrish
Reviewed 21 October 2018

Built by Henry II - as a show of strength against the East Anglian Barons including the Bigods at Framlington Castle – Orford Castle stands tall in the landscape and remains to this day 850+ years later an impressive sight…. Climb up through the different...More

Thank PeteD60
Reviewed 12 October 2018

We were staying in Aldeburgh and wanted to visit Orford for a short walk and sightseeing. I had visited Orford Castle before but wanted to take a friend as I was so captivated by it previously. We got an incredibly warm welcome from the English...More

Thank textlad
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Not a big castle, but use the audio guide and you will get lots of interesting facts. Lots of stairs though. The view from the top is stunning.

Thank Francesca R
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

We visited on a dry Sunday afternoon with our toddler. He loved the nooks and crannies, corners and corridors. He also liked the echo as his feet as they plodded along the floor. Sadly for me, this was the only entertainment, other than the craggy...More

Thank Lottie D
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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.
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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24 October 2017|
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Response from maplesteve | Reviewed this property |
google it!