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

2019 Season

We've now closed for the winter and would like to thank everyone who visited us during 2019. It has been an exciting year with new exhibitions and we've enjoyed showing visitors the Ness. We're now carrying out all the maintenance that we need to do over the winter and preparing for next season, our 25th year of being open to the public.

2020 Opening Dates

We're pleased to confirm that Orford Ness will be open on the following dates in 2020.

  • 11 April – 20 June Sat Only
  • 23 June – 26 Sept Tues – Sat
  • 3 Oct – 31 Oct – Sat Only

We shall also be open on Good Friday, Easter Saturday, Sunday and Monday, Bank Holiday Sunday's and Monday's as well as the Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the VE Bank Holiday Weekend.

For more information please visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/orfordness



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