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Orford Ness National Nature Reserve

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Orford. A lovely discovery

I have been visiting Suffolk quite a bit over the last few years and this weekend discovered... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Christine R
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Brilliant visit

The first thing that impressed us was the enthusiasm that all the staff we were in contact with... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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“cold war”(17 reviews)
The biggest shingle spit in Europe was a top-secret military site from 1913 to the 1980s.
Orford Quay Quay Street | Orford, Woodbridge IP12 2NU, England
+44 1394 450900
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I have been visiting Suffolk quite a bit over the last few years and this weekend discovered beautiful Orford. We arrived early from London and headed for the Quay where we found a little cafe .Had a good breakfast with great views over the river...More

Thank Christine R
Reviewed 4 days ago

The first thing that impressed us was the enthusiasm that all the staff we were in contact with had. The site is an interesting mixture of nature, history and wild life, all the paths were open on the day we went which we enjoyed walking....More

Thank Warks
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Orford Ness is unique in that it has fascinating military archeology and interesting wildlife. It is owned by the National Trust and therefore free to members...although there is a charge for the ferry. It is a long gravel peninsula or spit attached to Aldeburgh but...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really enjoyed our visit and would like to visit again when the weather is nicer. We visited in May when it was very very windy.

Thank WrinkleyFace
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This National Trust site embraces key 20th century military history in the development of radar and Britain's atomic bomb research. The structures and sites will surprise you. You take a short ferry crossing and will need to be fit and active to walk around five...More

1  Thank John W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is like no other we have ever visited. Once a place that developed weapons of mass detection to a wonderful nature reserve of natural beauty. Being keen on natural and military history this place ticked all the boxes. Be sure to take a...More

1  Thank Trinovantian
Reviewed 5 July 2018

As someone interested in WWII and the history of various sites around the UK, I felt it was vital that I take a visit to Orford Ness after hearing about it from three different places on the same day and realising how close it was...More

Thank Polly H
Reviewed 29 June 2018

This is a very important site, both for the history of the free world and for nature conservation. The military used it for radar and nuclear bomb development. Now it is more peaceful. Access via National Trust boat. Many kilometres of paths, several huts with...More

Thank nicholaswalks
Reviewed 28 June 2018

If you like walking in the countryside or coast I recommend this. At times I felt I was in a foreign country. It's flat and weird but nice.

Thank Nigel P
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

The whole experience is completely out of this world, from the boat trip over to just walking around such an earey island full of such incredible history and memories. Lots of walking to be done and a lot to see, definitely a must see attraction...More

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