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

June 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

Guided Tours

We will be running a number of  guided tours this summer - our all day walking tours 'Bombs and Beasties', and for those looking for a more leisurely experience, our half day trailer tour.

Tickets are limited to just 24 per tour and are booking fast!

For more information and booking visit: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/orford-ness-national-nature-reserve/whats-on

Great East Run

The National Trust has a limited number of places available in the 2019 Great East Run in Ipswich in September that we are offering to supporters who would like to fundraiser for Orford Ness. For more information visit sports@nationaltrust.org.uk

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