TM 419-499 Suffolk England
Orford Castle is an impressive 12th century stone keep and bailey fortress, with a uniquely designed central keep. Flanking this eighteen sided Norman keep are three square turrets and a forebuilding, all with a labyrinth of chambers and passages. Of the curtain wall with its square flanking towers, only fragments of the foundations now remain. The surrounding banks and double ditches have been disturbed but they still indicate the layout of the bailey. 13 miles north-west is Framlingham Castle.
Orford Castle is located in the village centre, off Castle Hill. 25 miles east of Ipswich, on the A1214-B1084.
The site is owned by English Heritage and is open daily, April to June and September 10:00-5:00pm, July and August 10:00-6:00pm, Thursday to Monday, October to March 10:00-4:00pm.
There is a car park.