Orford Ness Half Day Trailer Tour

Take a leisurely guided tour of the Ness in our 24 seat passenger trailer, including access to the Cold War Atomic Weapons Research Establishment area, normally 'off-limits' to visitors.

  • Booking essential

Don't fancy the usual 5 mile walk to get around Orford Ness? Then let our trailer take the strain!

Join a trailer based tour of Orford Ness, stopping at key points across the site with access to the AWRE Cold War weapons testing area.

Internal access to the AWRE testing labs is no longer possible for safety reasons. but this tour will pass through the area normally off limits to visitors and as close to the buildings as possible.

Lasting around 3 hours, our expert guides will give you a fascinating insight into Suffolk's secret coast.

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • Adult £25.00
    Member
  • Adult £32.00
    Non Member
  • Child £12.50
    Member
  • Child £16.00
    Non Member

The basics

Booking details
Call 0344 2491895
Suitability
Children welcome. Children under 5 free.
Meeting point
Meet at the National Trust office on Orford Quay at least 15 minutes before the start time so we can check you in ready for a ferry crossing and prompt start.
What to bring and wear
Orford Ness is a coastal location with exposed conditions, please wear suitable clothing. There are no catering facilities on site so bring food and drink if needed.
Accessibility
Access to Orford Ness involves a ferry crossing of the River Ore, and the ferry is accessed by steep and sometimes slippery steps. The tour is a driven tour but some walking may be required to visit buildings.

Contact Info

Name
Orford Ness
Email
Orfordness@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01394 450900

Upcoming events

Camera Skills Workshop

Fri 10 Jun 2022
09:30-16:30
Confused by exposure? Flummoxed by focusing? Pictures in your mind don't match the photo you end up with? Learn how to get the best out of your camera in the inspiring landscape of Orford Ness.

Orford Ness Half Day Trailer Tour

Sat 11 Jun 2022
09:30-12:30
Take a leisurely guided tour of the Ness in our 24 seat passenger trailer, including access to the Cold War Atomic Weapons Research Establishment area, normally 'off-limits' to visitors.

Wildlife Safari

Fri 17 Jun 2022
09:30-12:30
Join our Countryside Manager to learn about some of the unexpected wildlife that calls Orford Ness home.

WooliNess

Sat 18 Jun 2022
10:00-16:30
Have you ever wondered how wool from a sheep is turned into clothing? Come and see how the wool from our flock of rare breed sheep is spun, felted, knitted, woven and crocheted into beautiful items of clothing, blankets and shawls.

Photography Tour

Sun 19 Jun 2022
09:30-16:30
See Orford Ness through the eye of your camera with guidance from a professional photographer. An opportunity to access the AWRE site to capture some amazing images.

Suffolk Day

Tue 21 Jun 2022
09:50-10:00
Help us celebrate Suffolk Day, with an exclusive day on Suffolk's Secret Coast for Suffolk residents.