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Striking keep with great views of Orford Ness

English Heritage keep this castle in immaculate order. Well worth the climb to the roof to see the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Norwich, United Kingdom
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Majestic castle

A lovely castle which is very interesting with lovely views from the roof to the sea beyond. It... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Anne R
Manningtree, 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 car park surrounding countryside own pace worth a visit suffolk coast a small gift shop interesting history enjoyable visit small museum entrance fee
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

English Heritage keep this castle in immaculate order. Well worth the climb to the roof to see the panoramic views of Orford and the surround area including the pagoda at Orford Ness. We didn't use the audio guide preferring to read the signage and go...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank SarahA522
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A lovely castle which is very interesting with lovely views from the roof to the sea beyond. It also has a museum too

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Anne R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Orford castle is run by English Heritage, not suitable for those who are unsteady on their feet. It is surrounded by uneven ground, there are stairs into it and it is over several floors serviced by spiral stone staircases with rope handrails. For those who...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Helen C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Nice hour or so spent exploring the castle. The Carpark is very small (20 cars max) and requires £2 charge which is refunded on entry. Lots of stairs, mostly wide and level, a few not so much. Good handheld interactive devices for visitors and user...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 978sophiec
Reviewed 14 January 2019

The inside of the castle is like many other castles. Large open halls, quite a number of stairs in order to get up to the top. This is the main interesting feature as you get a good view across the estuary and the Orfordness historic...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BELMONTIpswich
Reviewed 10 December 2018

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.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 26 November 2018 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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank drenw2016
Reviewed 24 November 2018 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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank simonhE9757DD
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

Date of experience: September 2018
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.

Date of experience: October 2018
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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
David C
24 October 2017|
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Response from maplesteve | Reviewed this property |
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