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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Walk the thread trails in Suffolk's medieval towns

Explore the glorious Suffolk 'wool' towns of Suffolk, once major producers of woolen cloth.

Location: Lavenham, 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

September events: Help yourself to the best food and drink in Aldeburgh

Fine food, local brews and idyllic seaside make the perfect ingredients for a tasty weekend away.

Location: Aldeburgh, Suffolk

Escape on a romantic retreat in Suffolk

Less than two hours’ drive from London, go wild in the countryside on a romantic escape from modern life on one of these unique couples holidays.

Location: Sibton, 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

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

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

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

Enjoy a budget break on the Suffolk coast

Low on cost, rich in outdoor fun – Suffolk has plenty to offer holidaymakers on a cheap weekend break.

Location: Lowestoft, Suffolk

May events: Get down to The Suffolk Show

Take your family on a weekend break to Suffolk’s biggest and barmiest event near Ipswich and see the Shetland Pony Grand National.

Location: Ipswich, Suffolk

Get close to the deer at the Red Deer rut

The majestic red deer is our largest land mammal: a beautiful creature, from hoof to antler, whose iconic silhouette has captivated us for centuries.

Location: Minsmere, Suffolk

Reconnect with nature at Dunwich Heath

Tucked away on the coast, Dunwich Heath is one of the more remote and dramatically beautiful parts of Suffolk.

Location: Dunwich , 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

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

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

Wonky cottages and golden sands in Suffolk

One glimpse of the wonky old cottages lining the main street is enough to convince you that this village has hardly changed in centuries.

Location: Walberswick, 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

Experience Somerleyton Hall’s romance, history and grandeur

Step back in time with a visit to one of Suffolk’s best-preserved stately homes and gardens, near the town of Lowestoft.

Location: Somerleyton, 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

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

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