What to do in Orford

Climb to the top of the castle, visit the unique Suffolk Punch horses, or take a boat out to the stunning Orford Ness nature reserve with its iconic Lighthouse; there's so much to do during your visit to Orford! Find a comprehensive guide to things to do in the area here.

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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...


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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...


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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...

Orford Church

A Grade 1 Listed building, Orford Church's grandeur demonstrates the importance this thriving seaport once had, before the shingle spit of Orfor...

Orford Ness National Nature Reserve

Orford Ness is not what you might expect from the National Trust. It is remote and can be bleak and unforgiving. It remains littered with debris...

Suffolk Underwater Studies, Orford

This museum has been operating for 36 years and exhibits erosion, deposition and archaeology discoveries of the Suffolk coastline and offshore.&...

More Historical Interest in Orford

Havergate Island, Orford

A small island on the River Ore, famous for its breeding avocets and terns, which can usually be seen during spring and summer. Havergate I...

Orford River Trips

Orford River Trips offer hour trip...

Orford Ness National Nature Reserve

Orford Ness is not what you might expect from the National Trust. It is remote and can be bleak and unforgiving. It remains littered with debris...

More Leisure & Sport in Orford

Orford Town Walk

An easy stroll through this intimate coastal town.


Orford Town Walk

An easy stroll through this intimate coastal town.


Boyton Marshes - A Walk Along The River Ore

A 4.75 mile walk The walk starts from Boyton Marsh RSPB Reserve. Walking boots are recommended as the paths are rough in places. &nbs...


More Walking in Orford

Orford To Woodbridge Cycle, Via Snape Maltings

This ride takes you out to the pretty town of Woodbridge, via Snape Maltings. It gives you the option to return at various earlier po...


More Walking in Orford

Orford River Trips

Orford River Trips offer hour trip...

Orford Ness Lighthouse

The Lighthouse Orford Lighthouse is one of the most iconic buildings on the Suffolk coast; seen from miles around it has, for centuries, guided sailors safely along...

More for the kids in Orford
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