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“Well worth a visit”
Review of Orford Castle

Orford Castle
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Orford
Certificate of Excellence
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit”
Reviewed June 28, 2013

Do perservere with the audio commentry I found it a bit heavy going to start with but it made the tour really enjoyable and informative.

Visited June 2013
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Leiston
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Stronghold”
Reviewed June 8, 2013

Well presented building. Very interesting, but very little to see. Whole tour only took about 30 mins.

Visited August 2012
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Malaga, Spain
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134 reviews
88 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Well preserved Castle”
Reviewed May 26, 2013

Well preserved castle keep, with a good audio guide to explain the interesting history. Panoramic views from he roof. Friendly staff. English Heritage look after it, recommended.

Visited May 2013
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london
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47 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“atmospheric castle”
Reviewed May 25, 2013

Visited on a cold rainy day with very few visitors so this therefore made it very atmospheric.... easy to imagine the blazing log fires and lively banquets.
Audio guide excellent. Staff very friendly & informative.
Orford a charming village, interesting to wander around, with a lovely shop & bakery. Longer walks along the estuary also beautiful. All together a pleasant day.

Visited May 2013
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Billericay, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“good day out”
Reviewed May 18, 2013

A fine example of a 12th century keep. Once inside you are offered a audio guide so it makes it all the more interesting. I didn't climb the stairs to the top but my partner did and he said the views were amazing. A nice place to visit for a few hours maybe on a sat or sun afternoon, afterwards we strolled down to the sea for refreshments. We would have liked to eat a meal in the only pub but being bank holiday they closed for the after noon which we were disappointed at, they must have turned away a lot of business because the tea room was jam packed !

Visited May 2013
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