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)

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email: orfordness@nationaltrust.org.uk

OS Grid Ref: 169:TM425495

Orford Ness News

Severe Weather Warning

Due to the Met Office Severe Weather Warning for high winds, Orford Ness will be closed on Saturday 10 August. We apologise for an inconvenience but the safety of our visitors, volunteers and staff is our top priority.

Summer opening hours

Orford Ness will be open each Saturday during June up to and including Saturday 22 June, when we then move to our extended summer opening.

From Tuesday 25 June to Saturday 28 September we will be open from Tuesday through to Saturday each week. We will also be open on the Sunday and Monday of the August Bank Holiday weekend.

Tickets are limited and can only be booked on the day. Our ticket office opens at 9:45 on open days on Orford Quay, with the first boat at 10am.

For more information: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/orford-ness-national-nature-reserve



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