Photographer's Note

Orford is a diminutive gem – an ancient fishing village with greater charm than cities a hundred times its size.
Contributing to Orford’s charm is its unique castle, which was built by Henry II in the 12th century and is the only one of its shape in the UK. Now home to Orford Museum, the castle is entrenched in the area’s history, and is the scene of many a local legend, including that of the Wildman of Orford.

Orford also boasts one of the most attractive village churches in the UK, St Bartholomew’s, and a picturesque quay from where you can set out on a cruise along the River Alde to Havergate Island. This famous RSPB sanctuary is teeming with wildlife, from rare birds to the even rarer brown hare.

South of Orford is Shingle Street, a tiny yet fascinating hamlet that was purportedly the site of a failed German invasion in 1940. Shingle Street has just one row of cottages, all facing out to sea, some of which are available to rent.

Perhaps Orford’s greatest charm is that it offers all the best aspects of life by the shore: coastal vistas, an iconic lighthouse, brisk walks, crabbing, fresh seafood, artisanal bakeries and smokehouses, beautiful cottages and friendly pubs.

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  • Copyright: Iain Richardson (RhodieIke) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 835 W: 1 N: 2666] (11744)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2014-12-02
  • Categories: Daily Life
  • Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
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  • Date Submitted: 2014-12-02 7:31
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