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Join us on a tour of Orford Ness and build up an appetite for a seven course tasting menu at the award winning Crown and Castle hotel in Orford.

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Suffolk has become a culinary hotspot, with local producers and chefs creating amazing produce.

Take a walk round Orford Ness with one of our knowledgeable guides and build up an appetite for a seven course tasting menu at The Crown and Castle in Orford village.

The menu, designed and cooked by Head Chef, Garry Cook, is inspired by Orford Ness and it’s surrounding area, and will feature local produce from land and sea.

The Crown and Castle is an award-winning hotel, recently named Small Hotel Of The Year at the East of England Tourism awards.

The hotel will also offer a wine menu that can be booked directly with them on the day.

Ticket includes ferry, three hour tour of Orford Ness (9.30-12.30) followed by a 7 course tasting menu at The Crown and Castle.

Special dietary requirements can be catered for but please email once you have booked to provide more details.

For more information on The Crown and Castle hotel visit



Event ticket prices

Ticket typeTicket category
All £90.00

The basics

Booking details

Call 0344 2491895


Not suitable for children

Meeting point

Meet at 9.15am at the National Trust Ticket Office on Orford Quay for a brief introduction followed by a 9.30am ferry transfer to the Ness.

What to bring and wear

Orford Ness is an exposed coastal location - please dress for the weather.


Access to Orford Ness Involves a ferry crossing. Visitors must be able to negotiate steep and sometimes slippery steps with a step down onto the ferry. The site is made up paths, some uneven. The walk itself is around 3 miles.


There is also a 5 minute walk from Orford Quay to the Crown and Castle following the tour for lunch at 1pm.

Upcoming events


Walk with Us 

Rediscover nature and walk your way to better wellbeing on one of our volunteer-led group walks.

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29 Feb 2024
10:30 to 12:00

Easter egg hunt at Orford Ness 

This spring, treat the whole family to a world of adventures at Orford Ness on an Easter trail.

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29 Mar to 1 Apr 2024
10:00 to 17:00
+ 3 other dates or times

Young Ranger Day 

Aged 5-12? Want to get up close to the nature that calls Orford Ness home? Then come along to our Young Ranger event and learn how our Rangers care for this amazing place.

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3 Apr to 28 Aug 2024
10:00 to 14:00
+ 4 other dates or times

True or False? Mysteries of Orford Ness 

Join us for a walk on Orford Ness to discover some of the tales that have been told about this unique section of Suffolk Coast. True or False we will leave you to decide!

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9 Apr 2024
09:30 to 12:30