Things to do in Suffolk

There are so many things to do in Suffolk you will be spoilt for choice! I have put together favourites of mine and past guests to make a comprehensive collection of things to do and see all under "Saxon's Blog - A little bird told me..."

Choose from castles, houses & gardens, festivals of food, drink & music to wildlife photography, or shopping and antiques.

Suffolk has it all and is waiting for you to discover your favourites - leaving you counting down the days before you can come back and explore more!

There is so much to see and do - 2 days is just not enough!

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Bury St Edmunds

Steeped in history dating back to the Bronze Age, the west Suffolk market town, Bury St Edmunds, also benefits from an advanced cultural scene and a sense of civic pride, with nearly every major roundabout heading into the town itself.
Bury St Edmunds took its name from a former King of East Anglia who, after refusing to give up his Christian faith in 869 to invading Danes, was tied to a tree, shot full…

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Shotley Peninsular

The Shotley Peninsular

Nestled between the rivers Orwell and Stour on the Essex/Suffolk border, Shotley is a picturesque village only 9 miles from Ipswich. Shotley’s history goes back to the time of the Ancient Britons with Vikings invading and battles being fought on the rivers Stour and Orwell, the most famous being when King Alfred, while he wasn’t burning cakes, saw off piratical invaders from what is still called Bloody Point.

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Felixstowe

Felixstowe

Nestled between the rivers Orwell and Deben on the east coast of England, Felixstowe is a charming Edwardian seaside town with a vibrant town centre and a wonderful mix of attractions and activities to suit all ages and interests.

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Boat Trips in Suffolk

Spend a relaxing day cruising down the river on the Suffolk Broads or along the Suffolk Coast, enjoying the beautiful countryside and local wildlife whilst aboard a chartered passenger day boat.

In Suffolk, there are many sight-seeing boat trips, seal trips, coastal trips and broads boat cruiser companies that run a scheduled hourly service. Start in Beccles or Oulton Broad, or take a leisurely sunset cruise on one of the five main rivers in Suffolk.

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Pin Mill and the River Orwell

Cast off from the Butt and Oyster Pub, one of the prettiest of Suffolk’s estuaries, immortalised as the setting of “We didn’t mean to go to sea” in Arthur Ransome’s Swallows and Amazons, it’s a place made for messing around in boats.

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Willy Lott's House

Walking in the steps of John Constable

Explore the picturesque Stour Valley and Dedham Vale on this relaxing walk, visiting the area made famous by the 18th-century paintings of John Constable, England’s foremost landscape artist of the time. See Flatford Mill, Willy Lott’s House, the site of The Hay Wain painting, and visit the Village of Dedham, where John Constable used to go to school.
A walk-through history enjoying some beautiful panoramic views

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Dunwich Heath Walk

Dunwich Heath offers you peace and quiet and a true sense of being at one with nature. It’s a rare and precious habitat, home to special species such as Dartford warbler, nightjar, woodlark and ant-lion.

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Rendlesham Forest

Rendlesham Forest UFO Trail

Rendlesham Forest is infamous for reports by the US Air Force of UFO sightings in 1980 – discover more of the mystery by picking up the UFO Trail leaflet at the forest centre.

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Sizewell Power Station on Suffolk Coast

Sizewell Power Station

The visitor centre offers a unique insight into this technology in an interactive exhibition, there is also a classroom facility and the opportunity to pre book a tour of the power station.

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Snape Village

The history of Snape village spans back over 2,000 years. And is ome to the Aldeburgh Festival founded by composer Benjamin Britten in 1948

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Orford Castle

Orford

Orford is arguably one of the prettiest villages on the Suffolk Coast, a true historical gem.

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Walberswick Beach

Walberswick

Quieter than the neighbouring town of Southwold, this pretty seaside village is the perfect place for a bucket and spade holiday.

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The Shingle Street Myth

The Shingle Street Myth

In the summer of 1992, following pressure from people keen to see what it said, a yellowing Ministry of Home Security dossier detailing the “Evacuation of civil population from the village of Shingle Street in east Suffolk” was released by the Government.

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Shingle Street

Shingle Street – The Walk

This route extends 11 miles from Bawdsey to Chillesford, and while it doesn’t take you anywhere near the beautiful heath this area is so renowned for, it does give an excellent flavour of the coastline.

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Woodbridge Tide Mill

The Tide Mill, Woodbridge, one of only a handful in the world still producing flour on a regular basis and among the first tide mills in the country, working on the same site for over 850 years.

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Sutton Hoo

Sutton Hoo

Sutton Hoo near Woodbridge, in Suffolk, is the site of two early medieval cemeteries that date from the 6th to 7th centuries.

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