Orford Ness


Internationally important nature reserve, with a fascinating 20th-century military history

Take a short boat trip to this wild and remote shingle spit, the largest in Europe.

Follow trails through a stunning landscape and a history that will both delight and intrigue.

Discover an internationally important nature reserve littered with debris and unusual, often forbidding, buildings from a sometimes disturbing past.

Please note: charge for ferry over to the nature reserve (including members)

Don't miss

  • Explore this 'top-secret site' with our self-guiding booklet
  • Experience the wild, wide open spaces and the big skies
  • Children's trail - become a spy for the day!
  • Come face to face with a nuclear bomb

For more information click here.


For more information click here.


email: orfordness [at] nationaltrust [dot] org [dot] uk

OS Grid Ref: 169:TM425495