Places to visit in Suffolk

Visit Suffolk for the quintessentially English experience. Immerse yourself in live music festivals, swanky coastal towns, and local microbreweries producing some of the best beer in the world. Suffolk is packed to the brim with adventure; explore safari parks where you can see lions and zebra roaming free, or rent a pastel beach hut on the North Sea and enjoy all that an English seaside holiday has to offer. If it’s history you’re after, then explore Bury St Edmunds and its historical architecture before enjoying one of those local beers in Britain’s smallest pub.

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Beach huts, breweries and barmy arcade games

Take in Southwold’s iconic sights on a coastal stroll along Suffolk’s Heritage Coastline, from brightly coloured beach huts to homemade arcade games.

Location: Southwold, Suffolk

 
Image through the trees of the House in the Clouds

9 ways to escape the everyday in Suffolk with Fred Sirieix

From scaling Framlingham Castle to eating ice cream on Southwold Pier, here are a few ways you can spend a short break in Suffolk.

 

Cycle from Snape to Orford through scenic Suffolk

This delightful cycle route from Snape to Orford meanders through the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Location: Snape and Orford, Suffolk

 

Find a festival for everyone in Suffolk

Suffolk is the county for festivals, large and small, with at least one a week between May and October.

Location: Suffolk

 

A coastal break with a unique twist

Swap a standard double for a balancing barn or geometric house, both are worthy of spot on Grand Designs.

Location: Thorrington & Thorpeness, Suffolk

 

Discover Aldeburgh's maritime past and cultural links

A favourite holiday destination since Victorian times, Aldeburgh on Suffolk’s Heritage Coast is also a magnet for musicians, artists and writers.

Location: Aldeburgh, Suffolk

 

Tread the Suffolk Thread Trails

Explore the Suffolk ‘Wool Towns’ and experience their beauty first-hand following the specially created Suffolk Threads Trails.

Location: Suffolk

 

Take a luxury break at Kesgrave Hall

Treat yourself to a stay at Kesgrave Hall, a boutique hotel housed in a Georgian building just outside Ipswich.

Location: Kesgrave, Suffolk

 

Fall for Lavenham’s medieval charm on a romantic winter break

Cobbled streets, great shopping and quaint buildings make this village one of the most romantic places in the UK.

Location: Lavenham, Suffolk

 

Stay and sail along Suffolk’s Heritage Coast on a sailing course

Enjoy the gentle pace of Suffolk’s rivers and coast, then bed down in a boutique hotel at night, with Viking Mariners’ stay and sail packages.

Location: Ipswich, Suffolk

 

Discover a glamping oasis in the heart of Suffolk

If the thought of camping conjures images of screaming kids and collapsing tents, then relax, have a cup of tea and check out Suffolk’s Alde Garden.

Location: Saxmundham, Suffolk

 

December events: Enter a magical winter wonderland in Suffolk

Get into the Christmas spirit with a visit to a Christmas Fair in medieval Lavenham and a Dickensian Christmas at a Tudor manor in Long Melford.

Location: Lavenham and Long Melford, Suffolk

 

Holiday amongst the clouds

For a fairytale holiday on the Suffolk Coast, drop your bags off at The House in the Clouds, a weird and wonderful holiday home.

Location: Thorpeness, Suffolk

 

Enjoy a stay in this unique holiday home

Stay in Hill House Hall on Woodbridge’s Market Hill, one of the oldest houses in Suffolk packed with personality and surprises.

Location: Woodbridge, Suffolk

 

Stay in an eco-lodge at Somerleyton Estate

Wake up surrounded by nature in an eco-lodge on the banks of tranquil Fritton Lake.

Location: Lowestoft, Suffolk

 

Go wild in West Suffolk

Defined by myths, living memories of Anglo Saxons and rugged landscapes, in West Suffolk you can have an adventure.

Location: The Brecks, Suffolk

 

Learn a new skill in Suffolk

Take a break in the heart of Suffolk and take up a new skill at the same time, from fly-fishing, cooking game, glass art and everything in between.

Location: Suffolk

 

Stay in a 200-year-old tower

Book a stay in a converted 19th century fort, where sea views and dreamy skies are all part of the décor.

Location: Shingle Street, Suffolk

 

Enjoy Suffolk’s scenery from the saddle or high up in the treetops

Enjoy one of the UK’s most thrilling outdoor activities at the original Go Ape! in Thetford Forest or experience cycling in Suffolk.

Location: Brandon, Suffolk

 

Explore Suffolk's most picturesque villages

Switch off and retreat to the heart of Suffolk for a refreshing break with country ambles and relaxing evenings in front of a cosy fire.

Location: Suffolk

 

Enjoy music, arts and wild lake swimming at Latitude

Combine sing-your-heart-out music with theatre, comedy, wellbeing, food and family-friendly activities and you have Latitude Festival, held in Henham Park, Suffolk.

Location: Suffolk

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