Why visit Orford?
An intimate and friendly coastal town with a fine castle keep and a bustling quay from which one can take lovely boat trips on the Alde river to Aldeburgh and Shingle Street. Smokeries famous for smoked salmon, ham hocks and not to mention Butley oysters.
A wide selection of Holiday cottages in Orford brought to you by Suffolk Cottage Holidays.Orford Holiday Cottages
Bed & Breakfast
A selection of Bed and Breakfast accommodation in and around Orford; including Reviews, Maps and Contact details.Orford Bed and Breakfast
A guide to Hotel accommodation in and around Orford; including Maps, Reviews, and Contact details.Orford Hotels
A Guide to Pubs, Local Ales, and Pub Food in and around Orford; including Maps, Reviews, and Contact details.Orford Pubs
Cafés and Tearooms
A guide to Cafés and Tearooms in and around Orford; including Maps, Reviews, and Contact details.Orford Cafés and Tearooms
A guide to eating out in the best Restaurants in and around Orford; including Maps, Reviews, and Contact details.Orford Restaurants
A guide to local foods and gastronomy in and around Orford; including Maps, Reviews, and Contact details.Orford Local Foods
What to do in Orford
Cinema and Theatre in and around Orford; including Maps, Reviews, and Contact details.Orford Cinema and Theatre
Cycling in and around Orford; including Maps, Reviews, and Contact details.Orford Cycling
Historical buildings and places in and around Orford; including Maps, Reviews, and Contact details.Historical Interest
For the Kids
Places and things to entertain and amuse your children in and around Orford; including Maps, Reviews, and Contact details.Orford Kids Activities
Local Crafts in and around Orford; including Maps, Reviews, and Contact details.Orford Local Crafts
Walking and Walks in and around Orford; including Maps, Reviews, and things to see En route.Orford Walks and Walking
Shops and ShoppingOrford Shops and Shopping
Congratulations to Orford General Store for being crowned Village Shop & Post Office of the Year 2012 for the whole of the UK.
The night of 31 January 1953 is still very much remembered by the older inhabitants of the village of Orford and for others along the East coast of England and Scotland, the Netherlands, Belgium and Scotland. One of the worst natural disasters this country has experienced, it led to an entirely new way of ensuring that at risk communities are kept informed of any danger.read more......
The Butley Ferry will reopen again from Easter Sunday until the end of September, taking guests over Butley Creek. Accompanying walks are also available.Orford
Explore the National Trust's Orford Ness with this vehicle-pulled trailer tour.Orford Ness National Nature Reserve
A great weekend full of exciting events, including a visit from The Quay Street Whalers and a BBQ.The Jolly Sailor
Orford is undoubtedly one of the most charming and interesting of all coastal villages in Suffolk. It is separated from the sea by the shingle bank of Orford Ness – the largest shingle spit in the UK – and a meandering river.
In summer the quayside is alive with yachts and pleasure craft, with boats taking visitors to Orford Ness (National Trust) and Havergate Island (RSPB) as well as on river cruises, at low water the mudflats are awash with wading birds and wildfowl, the quayside with crabbers, whilst toddlers build sand castles on the tiny beach by the quay. A picture postcard village with something for everyone
Where ever you are in Orford you will be able to see the ruins of Orford Castle (English Heritage), one of the most important castles in medieval England. The keep – all that remains of the original building commissioned by Henry II in 1165 – has walls 90 feet high and 10 feet deep, its rooms and passages are remarkably preserved. A climb up the spiral staircase to the top provides splendid views over the surrounding countryside and to the sea. Equally stunning is St Bartholomew’s Church, the present church built in the 14th century is a wonderful sight especially when floodlit. The church is a regular venue for concerts and recitals, and many of Benjamin Britten’s works had their first performances here. Music is ever present along the Suffolk coast and Orford plays host by concerts and recitals throughout theOrford Festival as well as being a venue of choice for excellent local choirs and orchestras including The Aldeburgh Music Club. JMW Turner’s paintings and sketchbooks of Orford are very well known. The stunning Suffolk landscapes and skies continues to draw famous and amateur artists to Orford.