Discover Orford Castle
Published: Saturday 18th Jan 2014
Written by: Suffolk Secrets Team
Orford Castle is a fascinating heritage attraction to visit for all budding knights and history buffs.
King Henry II chose the Suffolk coastal village of Orford as the location to build a castle in the mid 1100s. The original castle keep was surrounded by a curtain wall and cost £1,413 to build. Today it offers a fascinating insight into life inside a fortified building. If you manage to climb every step to the very top of the castle, you’ll be rewarded with some truly breath-taking views of the Suffolk coast, the River Ore and Orfordness shingle spit.
WHERE: Orford, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 2NDWHEN: Saturday 15, Sunday 16, Saturday 22, Sunday 23 February 2014, 10am-4pm
Please note Orford Castle is not open week days (Monday-Friday), during the February half term but is open at weekends.
Suffolk Secrets offer a wonderful choice of holiday cottages in Orford and within the nearby village of Snape. You can view all of our self-catering cottages in Orford here. Please note that many of our Suffolk holiday cottages are now available at a reduced A-band pricing (the lowest season rate) during February half term week.