Orford Castle

Discover one of England’s most complete and unusual keeps at this fascinating visitor attraction in Suffolk. The unique polygonal tower keep of Orford Castle stands beside the pretty village and former port which Henry II also developed here.

The castle is remarkably intact allowing visitors to explore from the basement, through the lower and upper halls, to the roof where there are magnificent views seaward to Orford Ness. Around the rooms is a maze of passages leading to the chapel, kitchen and other chambers in the turrets.

The Castle is open 7 days a week April to October, and weekends November to March.

There is a small shop in the Castle which sells a selection of souvenirs.

Limited parking is available on site: this is free for English Heritage members displaying their membership parking pass or pay and display for non-members. The Castle is just a short walk from the large public car park by Orford Quay.

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Suzannah West
Telephone: 01394 450472
email: suzannah [dot] west [at] english-heritage [dot] org [dot] uk

Orford, Woodbridge,
Suffolk IP12 2ND