Orford Castle Suffolk

Orford – Suffolk Villages & Towns

Orford’s nature, history and food makes it a must-visit coastal Suffolk town.

Orford has so much to explore in such a small place.

Have you ever noticed that the kinds of people who really enjoy learning about history and exploring historical places are often the same types of people who enjoy long walks in the countryside and experiencing the wonders of nature? Or is that just me?

Anyway, people who enjoy both history and nature will adore Orford. The fact that it has some wonderful places to eat too makes it a dream location for many of our guests here at Woodfarm Barns.

Orford has nature lovers well provided for, especially bird watchers. Havergate Island is an RSPB nature reserve and is only a short boat ride from the town itself. This small island on the river Ore is home to large numbers of ducks and wading birds during the autumn and winter months. But is is the breeding Avocets and Terns, who make the island home during the spring and summer, that the island it truly famous for.

History enthusiasts are equally well catered for in Orford. Orford Castle has been wonderfully preserved and is a stunning sight to behold. It was built by Henry II and was one of the most important castles in all of medieval England. If you make it all the way to the top, the castle also offers beautiful views towards the coast and Orford Ness.

All that nature and history can make you hungry. Orford has some great places to eat, but one that must be experienced is Pump Street Bakery.

It’s not every bakery in Suffolk that get mentioned in an Oscar acceptance speech! But this happened to Pump Street Bakery in 2015 when the director Mat Kirkby won the Oscar for Best Live Action Short and credited his success to the rhubarb doughnuts. Extraordinary.

For those of us who enjoy a good walk there’s loads of them to be had around Orford. Including some that take in the Castle, Pump Street Bakery and the Quay all in one walk! 

Fancy taking in the sights and sounds of Orford? Want to stay in a luxury holiday cottage for your visit to Suffolk? Then you can check our availability here.

Reasons to Stay at Woodfarm, Suffolk

We happen to think what we have on offer is pretty bloomin' good. However, we thought you might like a bunch of reasons to stay, other than we think you should!

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Brilliant beaches! Suffolk has an incredible Heritage Coast, with great beaches, all in easy reach of us.

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Dogs stay FREE, and we don't just tolerate them, we welcome them! We've built our reputation on this, and we're proud of it!

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Pawesome, fully-enclosed two acre Pooch Paddock for your Dogs to go bonkers and make new friends in.

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Free Doggy treats, Dog bowls, and Dog towels. Our furry friends even get Woodfarm branded poop bag holders!

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Visit England Gold Awards coming out of our ears, as well as their coveted ROSE Award for Service Excellence.

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Well in excess of 1,000 Five Star Tripadvisor, Facebook & Google Reviews. Over 25% of our guests come back!

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Private Hot tubs with seven of our eight Barns and Cottages. The ultimate in relaxation, just because you're worth it.

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Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Yes, plural. Two AONB's on our doorstep! Suffolk Coast & Heaths, and Dedham Vale.

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Stunning river walks directly from your gangplank on either Barge! Wildlife and breathtaking scenery in abundance.

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