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Orford Ness National Nature Reserve

Internationally important coastal nature reserve, with a fascinating 20th-century military history

Quay Street, Orford, Suffolk, IP12 2NU

Hares at Orford Ness National Nature Reserve

Planning your visit

The remote and fragile habitat at Orford Ness National Nature Reserve, Suffolk

Booking your visit to Orford Ness 

Orford Ness re-opens for the 2024 season on 29 March. Please check this page nearer the time for information on how to book a place before visiting and what to expect on your visit.

Check out our events at Orford Ness

Check out our events at Orford Ness 

See what events we have coming up at Orford Ness, from photography tours to Yoga retreats, each offering a chance to get to know this intriguing site better.

A group of people sitting in Orford Ness National Nature Reserve's boat Octavia as it is being driven across the river.

Group visits to Orford Ness 

Discover the ways you can explore Orford Ness National Nature Reserve as a group, from guided walking tours to special interest visits, plus information about how to book.

Visitors exploring the festive interiors in the Entrance Hall at Castle Ward, County Down


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