Orford Articles


Suffolk Pubs - Orford

Suffolk has strong agricultural roots, so it is perhaps unsurprising that many of the pubs, cafes and restaurants across the county offer locally sourced food on their menus. With lots to see and do across our beautiful county, be sure to relax and enjoy a refreshing pint and good old fashioned p...

by alice | Feb 13, 2017 |


Foods to Fill the Pantry: Orford

Wherever you’re staying in Suffolk, there’s an abundance of local and independent produce just waiting to be discovered. We’ve compiled a list of our favourites to help you get the most of our county’s fantastic food, and help you on your way to stocking the quintessential Suffolk frigidaire....

by John | Oct 3, 2016 |


Get Cultural in Suffolk - Orford

Suffolk has a rich history which spans across hundreds of years. Over that time a number of significant buildings, events and people have left their mark on the towns and Orford is no exception with its twelfth century castle, world famous shingle spit and - of course -

by alice | Sep 28, 2016 |


Life on the Edge: A Brief History of Shingle Street by Tim Miller

Tucked inside this book, meticulously researched and eloquently written, is local resident Tim Miller’s charting and celebration of the history of Shingle Street, the magical and mysterious hamlet on the Suffolk edge of the North Sea.“Shingle Street is on the edge of the Sand...

by John | Jul 15, 2016 |


Stormy Weather: To the Lighthouse

The sky darkened, the wind howled and the heavens opened - a storm broke out shortly before we were to take the boat from Orford Quay. Not unlike Mrs Ramsay (To the Lighthouse, Virginia Woolf, 1927), the prospect of venturing to the Lighthouse appealed much more than the actual trip the Or...

by John | Jun 26, 2016 |


A History of Orford

Orford is a small town on the Suffolk coast. It is bordered by the River Alde which separates it from Orford Ness - Havergate Nature Reserve, beyond which lies the Nor...

by alice | Jun 16, 2016 |


Last Light: Final Summer of Orfordness Lighthouse Visits

Since 1792 Orfordness Lighthouse has stood on the Suffolk coast, vermilion and white striped, watching over and guiding ships and fishing boats to safety with its beacon of golden light. Seen from miles around, it is one of the most iconic buildings in this region’s AONB (Areas of Out...

by John | May 6, 2016 |


Wild Days - Suffolk Coast Conservation Holidays

The AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) is excited to bring conservation holidays to the Suffolk coast, working with East Anglian small business Wild Days Conservation. "These are holidays that people will...

by John | Mar 22, 2016 |


Orford Tops List of Best Places to Live in the Sunday Times

Orford, a charming fishing village on the Suffolk coast, has topped the best places to live in the Sunday Times, being the very best in the eastern UK. "[T]hanks to its continued transformation into a foodie haven with the return of butcher Andrew Page alongside eateries such as Butley O...

by John | Mar 14, 2016 |


Orfordness Lighthouse: Repairs have begun!

Earlier this month Orfordness Lighthouse made the headlines after strong waves and winds caused a devastating effect on the lighthouse defences. Nicholas Gold, founding member of the Orfordness Lighthouse Trust, launched an urgent appeal to raise £10,000 to carry out immediate repairs....

by John | Jan 19, 2016 |


Help Save Orfordness Lighthouse

Orfordness Lighthouse is one of the most iconic buildings on the Suffolk coast. Standing tall and proud in stunning red and white the lighthouse can be seen from miles around and has gui...

by John | Jan 8, 2016 |


Top 10 Things to Do in Orford

Orford is a peaceful, quintessentially English coastal town. There’s something for everyone to enjoy in Orford. There’s beautiful walks to be had, delicious food to be tasted, fascinating history to discover and plenty more. Read on for our Top 10 Things To Do in Orford to make the mos...

by John | Sep 17, 2015 |


From Orford to Edinburgh: The Wild Man of Orford

A week ago, I took a little break from my desk in Suffolk and travelled up the road to Edinburgh for the Fringe Festival. While I was there I made a special trip to watch the Rust and Stardust’s production...

by John | Aug 21, 2015 |


Orfordness Lighthouse Open Day

After many weeks of planning and preparation, on Sunday 9th August we opened the doors of Orfordness Lighthouse to raise vital funds for the much-loved coastal landmark. As th...

by lauren | Aug 11, 2015 |


To The Lighthouse - A Trip to Orford Ness

What better way to blow away the cobwebs and re-energise the sinews than to take an invigorating walk across the shingle of Orford Ness to the lonely Lighthouse, recently de-commissioned by Trinity House?This fun event was organised by the new owner of the Lighthouse and...

by John | Jan 12, 2015 |

Articles from our other sites


Remember, Remember, The 5th Of November

Gunpowder treason and plot. We see no reason Why gunpowder treason Sh...


Matthew Hopkins - The Witch-Finder General

Manningtree on the River Stour has connections with one of East Anglia's mos...


Legend of the Black Shuck

In August 1577, coastal Suffolk was hit by great storms of other-worldly proportions.  


Lavenham to Long Melford Railway Walk

September and October can be ideal months for exploring the Suffolk countryside on foot. The Nati...


'We Do Like To Be By The Seaside'

Enjoy a Frolicking good time at the Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival opening party 2017 as the...


Maisebrook Farm Food & Drink Fair

Sunday 1st October, 10:00am - 16:00pmA Celebration of the Produce of the Wonderful Waveney...


Suffolk Cottage Holidays - New Home..

Work is progressing well on the £10m waterfront development to replace a boatyard in Woodbridge w...


The Celebration Of A Life

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson 1836-1917 The towns of Aldeburgh and Leiston are celebrating...


Sorcerer and Trial by Jury

A double bill performed by the Ipswich Gilbert and Sullivan Society - Tuesday 24th October to Sat...


Southwold Pier - A Brief History

The pier in Southwold is bucking the national trend of falling in to decline and continues to be...


Afternoon Tea Week, 14th - 20th August

“There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afte...


Suffolk Golf - Lavenham

The modern game of golf originated in fifteenth century Scotland, and has since developed into a...


Bookshops on the Suffolk Coast

There is a fabulous array of bookshops in Suffolk - perfect for bibliophiles of all ages....


Suffolk Pubs - Framlingham

Suffolk has strong agricultural roots, so it is perhaps unsurprising that many of the pubs, cafes...


Inspirational Suffolk Scenery

Many artists have escaped to Suffolk to gather inspiration throughout the years, whether it be fo...

Visit Orford Footer