Orford Historical Interest Map

Historical Interest in Orford

The Lighthouse

Orford Ness 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 the shoreline. Reaching high into the Suffolk sky it is remote, unspoiled, and holds a magic that appeals to us all. A tribute to British engineering Orford Lighthouse encapsulates the very special and unique elements of Suffolk that bring visitor...

National Trust
Orfordness, Quay Street, Orford
IP12 2NU
P: 01394 389189

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Jul 16, 2015

Only a few weeks to go until the open day! We are busy making preparations to information packs for...

Jul 6, 2015

Tickets are selling like hot cakes for our open day! Get yours quickly to avoid disappointment. Don'...

Jun 25, 2015

Preparations are getting under way for our open day on August 9! As well as a tour, there will be ac...

Orford Church

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


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 and is uncompromising about its past and in prote...


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. A lovely museum to visit that had wond...


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. A lovely museum to visit that had wond...


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. A lovely museum to visit that had wond...


Orford Castle

All that remains of Orford Castle is the castle keep - an impressive sight externally...


Orford Museum

Orford Museum collects and displays historical material relating to the area roughly between the Butley River and the River Alde. It includes Orford with Orford Ness, Gedgrave and Havergate Isla...


The Suffolk Punch Trust Colony Stud Farm, Hollesley

The Colony Stud farm is a great day out for all ages. Come and see the horses and yearlings, rare Large Black Pigs, Red Poll Cattle and Suffolk Sheep. There is also a wagon, dray and parade...


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Other Historical Interest elsewhere in Suffolk

The Red House, Aldeburgh

Benjamin Britten (1913-76) was one of the leading composers for the twentieth century. The Red House in Aldeburgh is the home Britten shared with his...

East Anglian Air Ambulance

The East Anglian Air Ambulance is a 365-day helicopter emergency medical service serving the counties of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suf...

The Martello Tower, Aldeburgh

In the early nineteenth century, the windswept coast of Suffolk was home to a number of unusual construction projects. Although the combined f...

Aldeburgh Museum, Aldeburgh

Housed within the old, timber-framed Moot Hall, one of Aldeburgh's most iconic and historically important buildings, the Aldeburgh Museum offers guest...

The Suffolk Punch Trust Colony Stud Farm, Hollesley

The Colony Stud farm is a great day out for all ages. Come and see the horses and yearlings, rare Large Black Pigs, Red Poll Cattle and Suf...

Bentwaters Cold War Museum

Suffolk is steeped in military history. Bentwaters Cold War Museum, is based on the former Bentwaters airfield, and was home to the USAF hardene...

The Long Shop Museum, Leiston

The Long Shop Museum, Leiston is situated near Aldeburgh, in the beautiful coastal region of Suffolk, telling the story of more than 200 years of the...

Leiston Abbey, Theberton

One of Suffolk's most impressive monastic ruins of a 14th-century abbey of Premonstratensian canons.  The Abbey, formerly k...

Fossil Hunting On The Suffolk Coast

Suffolk has some great places to collect fossils, whether you’re a keen fossil hunter or just wanting to encourage the children out for a walk.&nbs...

Bawdsey Radar

The radar transmitter at Bawdsey offers an interesting day out for all those who are intrigued by Suffolk’s involvement in the Second World War....

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