Places of Interest nearby
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The unique polygonal towerkeep of Orford Castle stands beside the pretty town and former port which Henry II also developed here in the 1160s. His aim was to counterbalance the power of turbulent East Anglian barons like Hugh Bigod of Framlingham, and to guard the coast against foreign mercenaries called to their aid
Linked themes: History
Orford Castle dates back to the reign of Henry II in the the 11th century when it was built to counter the threat of foreign invasion. Of the original Castle built, only the magnificent keep remains today. It is in near perfect condition and is one of the best preserved in the country.
Orford Castle was a 12th century fortified castle built during the reign of King Henry II.