Orford Castle is situated about 10 miles from Wickham Market. The castle was built on the orders of King Henry II in 1165, and is unique due to it still having a complete and most unusual polygonal tower keep. The castle sits in the charming village of Orford surrounded by beautiful Suffolk countryside. Orford itself was once a major trading port in medieval times.
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. Visitors can wander around the rooms and passages which lead to the chapel, kitchen and other chambers in the turrets.
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