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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. 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.

Times

Prices

Event ticket prices

Ticket typeTicket category
Adult Member£20.00
Adult Non-Member£27.50

The basics

Booking details

Call 0344 2491895 Ticket includes, tour and admission

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.

Upcoming events

Event

Walk with Us 

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

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on
29 Feb 2024
at
10:30 to 12:00
Event

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

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

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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on
9 Apr 2024
at
09:30 to 12:30