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Places to Visit In and Around Suffolk

Dunwich Heath: Coastal Centre and Beach

National Trust property: Dunwich Heath: Coastal Centre and Beach - open to the public. Please see National Trust..... See more >
Dunwich, Saxmundham, IP17 3DJ

Flatford: Bridge Cottage

National Trust property: Flatford: Bridge Cottage - open to the public. Please see National Trust website for details. See more >
Flatford, East Bergholt, CO7 6UL


National Trust property: Ickworth - open to the public. Please see National Trust website for details. See more >
The Rotunda, Horringer, Bury St Edmunds, IP29 5QE

Lavenham Guildhall

National Trust property: Lavenham Guildhall - open to the public. Please see National Trust website for details. See more >
Market Place, Lavenham, Sudbury, CO10 9QZ

Melford Hall

National Trust property: Melford Hall - open to the public. Please see National Trust website for details. See more >
Long Melford, Sudbury, CO10 9AA

Orford Ness National Nature Reserve

National Trust property: Orford Ness National Nature Reserve - open to the public. Please see National Trust website..... See more >
Orford, Woodbridge, TM425495

Sutton Hoo

National Trust property: Sutton Hoo - open to the public. Please see National Trust website for details. See more >
Tranmer House, Sutton Hoo, Woodbridge, IP12 3DJ

Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds

National Trust property: Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds - open to the public. Please see National Trust website for..... See more >
Westgate Street, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1QR

Palace House, National Horseracing Museum

Palace House, the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art is situated in Charles II’s sporting palace... See more >
Palace House Palace Street CB8 8EP

Sim2do Flight Simulators

Be a pilot and fly one of our Simulators Boeing 737-800 an exact replica of the real thing every button and switch... See more >
1B Grergory Road, Mildenhall IP28 7DF

Kentwell Hall

Open Gardens and special events throughout the year. See more >
Kentwell Hall, Long Melford, Suffolk CO10 9BA

Art Gallery 2023 Exhibition of East Anglian Artists (Ever Changing)

EJaRt Creative Art Gallery , Workshops and Unique Gifts, Hasketon, Woodbridge, Suffolk Great Creative Fun for all the... See more >
EJaRt Creative, The Black Barn, Grange Farm, Grundisburgh Road, Hasketon, Woodbridge, IP13 6HN
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Things to do around Suffolk

Suffolk, located on the East Coast of England, is a picturesque county known for its stunning coastlines, charming towns, and rich cultural heritage. Whether you're visiting for a day trip or staying longer, there are plenty of exciting activities to enjoy. Here are some of the best things to do in Suffolk:

1. Visit Framlingham Castle:
- Framlingham Castle, famously mentioned in Ed Sheeran's song "Castle on the Hill," is a historic gem. Explore its three main areas: the Inner Court, the Bailey, and the Lower Court. Walk the Wall Walk across the 13 towers for breathtaking countryside views. Mary Tudor was also announced Queen of England within these walls, adding to its historical significance¹.

2. Mid-Suffolk Light Railway Museum (‘Middy’):
- Discover the fascinating story behind the Mid-Suffolk Light Railway Museum. This authentic gauge railway museum resurrected relics from a struggling station. Take a steam train ride (available from May to September) and experience a piece of Suffolk's railway history¹.

3. Explore Leiston Abbey Ruins:
- Leiston Abbey's architectural beauty lies in its ruins. Wander through this stunning monument, appreciating its historical significance and mysterious charm¹.

4. Stroll in Brampton Park, Newcastle-under-Lyme:
- Enjoy a leisurely walk in Brampton Park, surrounded by lush greenery. Let the kids play on the swings and slides while you relax in this peaceful oasis¹.

5. Discover Shugborough Estate:
- Explore the beautiful Shugborough Estate, complete with gardens, a mansion, and riverside walks. Immerse yourself in its history and natural beauty¹.

6. Suffolk Beaches:
- Suffolk boasts stunning beaches. Consider a visit to Southwold Beach, known for its colorful beach huts, or Aldeburgh Beach, famous for its fresh seafood and artistic community¹.

7. Sutton Hoo:
- Uncover ancient history at Sutton Hoo, an Anglo-Saxon burial site. Explore the mounds, visitor center, and scenic views of the River Deben¹.

8. Snape Maltings:
- Visit Snape Maltings, a cultural hub with art galleries, shops, and cafes. Enjoy the serene surroundings and perhaps catch a concert or exhibition¹.

9. RSPB Minsmere Nature Reserve:
- Birdwatchers will appreciate RSPB Minsmere, home to diverse bird species and stunning landscapes. Explore the trails and hides for a memorable wildlife experience¹.

10. Suffolk Food and Drink:
- Don't miss the chance to savor Suffolk's culinary delights. Try local produce, visit farmers' markets, and enjoy traditional pubs and tearooms¹.

Remember to check opening hours and any booking requirements for these attractions. Suffolk promises a delightful day out filled with history, nature, and relaxation! 🌟🏞️🎉¹².

Source: Conversation with Bing, 30/01/2024
(1) 10 Best Days Out in Suffolk for Everyone | Day Out in England. https://dayoutinengland.com/days-out-in-suffolk/.
(2) THE 10 BEST Fun Activities & Games in Suffolk (Updated 2024) - Tripadvisor. https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attractions-g186270-Activities-c56-Suffolk_East_Anglia_England.html.
(3) Best Things To Do & Days Out In Suffolk - Day Out With The Kids. https://www.dayoutwiththekids.co.uk/things-to-do/east/suffolk.