Orford Castle

Orford Castle
Orford Castle Photo - Keith Roper - Wikipedia - lic. under CC BY-SA 2.0

Castle Facts:

Location: Orford, Suffolk, England.
Built: 1165-73.
Condition: Intact.
Ownership / Access: English Heritage.
Opening times: Check their website for more info.
Price of admission: Check their website for more info.
Notes: Orford Castle is a castle in the village of Orford, Suffolk, England, located 12 miles (20 km) northeast of Ipswich, with views over the Orford Ness. It was built between 1165 and 1173 by Henry II of England to consolidate royal power in the region. The well-preserved keep, described by historian R. Allen Brown as "one of the most remarkable keeps in England", is of a unique design and probably based on Byzantine architecture. The keep still stands among the earth-covered remains of the outer fortifications.

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Orford Castle Links:

Orford Castle On Wikipedia
English Heritage webpage on Orford Castle
Orford Museum Trust

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