Here on our section of the internet, we’ve made no secret of the fact that many aspects of Suffolk are quirky. Indeed, we went so far as to launch a campaign to “keep Suffolk quirky” in the same way that Texans “keep Austin weird”. We also conceded that our Barns and Barges for rent offer some of the best and most quirky accommodation for dog lovers.
With this in mind, it will come as no surprise to learn that we celebrated a recent article in the Times which featured Orford on a list of quirkiest seaside villages. Characterised as curious coastal spots that offer arty shops in addition to their breathtaking geography, being a part of this list was certainly cause to write a blog about.
But what exactly makes Orford a quirkier destination than its neighbouring seaside villages?
By the estimation of The Times, ‘Orford is a weird one’ on the grounds that it features a rather tall castle originally built by King Henry II as well as an oysterage and a considerable number of historic military buildings which line its horizon. Which, when you put it like that, does set Orford apart from more traditional seaside fare.
Offering expansive views of the Orford Ness, a visit to the castle’s tower comes highly recommended from our team, as do the local oysters which have been served up to a host of impressed diners as far back as the 1950s.
In addition to these unique attractions, Orford offers guests the opportunity to indulge in river trips, pub trips, and trips to the local bakery. It is, in every sense of the word, a “trip” (if we’re going to extend the quirky theme as far as we possibly can).
Easily accessible from our Barns for rent in Suffolk – less than twenty five minutes by car – we would encourage everyone to experience Orford for themselves as part of their next holiday. To get your plans in motion now, be sure to check our current availability.
Last Updated on June 26, 2023 by Ollie Pearson