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ORFORD CASTLE

ORFORD CASTLE
ORFORD CASTLE

The polygonal keep of Orford Castle survives in remarkable condition, surrounded by the remains of moats and walls visible as shapes in the grass. The castle was built by Henry II in the 12th century to protect his interests locally. Given that most of the castle has gone, inside the keep there's a surprising amount to see - including Orford Museum - and there are fabulous views from the top of St Bartholomew's church, Orford Ness and the surrounding countryside.

Oh - and don't forget the legendary merman.

Location/Address: Orford
County: Suffolk
Post Code: IP12 2ND
Main Historic Period: Medieval
Link to featured article: Orford Castle and a merman
Tip/Nearby: Orford Ness, Snape Maltings
Primary Management: English Heritage
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