Orford Castle

Suffolk, England

City/Town/Village: Orford
District: Suffolk Coastal
County: Suffolk
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0935, 1.53393

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English Heritage

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Discover one of England's most complete and unusual keeps at this fascinating visitor attraction in Suffolk. The unique polygonal tower keep of Orford Castle, stands beside the pretty town and former port which Henry II also developed here. The castle is remarkably intact allowing visitors to explore from the basement, through the lower and upper halls to the roof where there are magnificent views seaward to Orford Ness. Around the rooms is a maze of passages leading to the chapel, kitchen and other chambers in the turrets.
Admission
Adults: £5.30
Children: £2.70
Concessions: £4.50
EH Member Cost: Free

Information from English Heritage website

Orford Castle is a Listed Building. Here's what the official description says about it:

TM 44 NW ORFORD CASTLE GREEN

2/8 Orford Castle
16.3.66 (Formerly listed under General)
GV I


Castle keep. 1165-7. For Henry II. Septaria and Caen stone plinth, quoins,
battlements and dressings to openings. The Keep is circular internally with
polygonal exterior with three square projecting turrets. (FOR DETAILED
DESCRIPTION SEE "ORFORD CASTLE" D.O.E. OFFICIAL GUIDE BOOK by R. ALLEN BROWN,
M.A., D.Phil., F.S.A. H.M.S.O. 1964. Scheduled A.M.)


Listing NGR: TM4194349872

Information from British Listed Buildings


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