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Orford Ness National Nature Reserve

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Orford Quay Quay Street | Orford, Woodbridge IP12 2NU, England
+44 1394 450900
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Fascinating, Atmospheric, Interesting Foot-tour at Orford Ness

As someone interested in WWII and the history of various sites around the UK, I felt it was vital... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Polly H
What a surprise

This is a very important site, both for the history of the free world and for nature conservation... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
nicholaswalks
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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The biggest shingle spit in Europe was a top-secret military site from 1913 to the 1980s.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“national trust” (29 reviews)
“cold war” (17 reviews)
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Orford Quay Quay Street | Orford, Woodbridge IP12 2NU, England
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+44 1394 450900
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"toilet block"
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"interesting history"
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"top secret"
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"an amazing place to visit"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As someone interested in WWII and the history of various sites around the UK, I felt it was vital that I take a visit to Orford Ness after hearing about it from three different places on the same day and realising how close it was...More

Thank Polly H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very important site, both for the history of the free world and for nature conservation. The military used it for radar and nuclear bomb development. Now it is more peaceful. Access via National Trust boat. Many kilometres of paths, several huts with...More

Thank nicholaswalks
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like walking in the countryside or coast I recommend this. At times I felt I was in a foreign country. It's flat and weird but nice.

Thank Nigel P
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The whole experience is completely out of this world, from the boat trip over to just walking around such an earey island full of such incredible history and memories. Lots of walking to be done and a lot to see, definitely a must see attraction...More

Thank BFG2323
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Reviewed 24 May 2018

So park in the main car park, drive into Orford you will see signs for the public car park which is pay and display usually there is a very nice ice cream van parked up which is always a bonus. Walk out of the car...More

1  Thank lindsaywakelin
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Reviewed 19 May 2018

An excellent day out, but as it was nesting time only the Red Route was available, (be careful walking on the Shingle) fascinating location, will visit again.

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Reviewed 31 March 2018

Pay at the NT kiosk at Orford Quay and get the boat over. Upon arrival there are guides who gave us a map and a trail guide four our daughter. You'll need a good few hours and plenty of food and drink as you can't...More

3  Thank Janet M
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

Great for adults and children. There's so much to enjoy, whatever the weather. Take your binoculars, pack some sarnies and spot the birds! But please, take your rubbish home! Please help to keep Orford the wonderful place that it is.

1  Thank Trish B
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

Fascinating and relaxing at the same time, like a country walk with an air of Cold War menace. The Orford Ness reserve is an unusual combination of serene coastal isolation and derelict military-industrial history. The visit begins with a short trip along the creek on...More

1  Thank Simon S
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

Orford is well worth a visit for many reasons including Orford ness Nature reserve at Orford \Quay and Orford Castel and the several hostelries and accommodation in the village

Thank Mike M
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