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Discover Orford Castle

Written by Andrew Woodhouse on

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 2ND
WHEN: 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.

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