The English Heritage Podcast

Episode 218 - Within these walls: Orford Castle

June 8, 2023

How do you maintain a castle? And not just any castle – one that’s stood tall for over 850 years but has recently started to show its age. Well, that’s the question we’re putting to our English Heritage experts following a £1 million conservation project to rescue the unique keep of Orford Castle in Suffolk. This eye-catching stronghold has weathered many storms – both physical and metaphorical – in its time and, after a much-needed facelift, is ready to welcome a new generation of visitors. Talking us through the transformation are head historic properties curator and castle expert Dr Jeremy Ashbee and senior properties curator Dr Shelley Garland. To find out more or plan a visit, go to Learn more about your ad choices. Visit neither hosts nor alters podcast files. All content © its respective owners.