Suffolk is a magnificent county packed to the brim with stunning countryside, 45 miles of glorious coastline, plus a perfect blend of both quaint and contemporary Villages & Towns
, as well as a fantastic range of boutique shops, restaurants, cafes, pubs, inns, hotels, B&Bs, culture, attractions and much, much more.
It’s no wonder that so many people choose to Visit Suffolk, a Top Tourist Destination
for a great day out, a family summer holiday, a short break or a romantic weekend away.
The weather here is generally better than the rest of the UK, with Sunny Suffolk
being one of the driest counties in the UK. Even on days when the skies do open up, there are a number of great Rainy Day Activities
to choose from.
There is an abundance of Things to Do
during your stay in Suffolk. Whatever your interests and budget, you will not be disappointed by the choice of great Days Out
and fun Activities
. Given our coastline there are plenty of watersports on offer - sailing, wind surfing etc as well as just splashing about in the water. We also have a lot of land based activities here, including walking, bird watching, cycling, golf etc, so something for everyone.
Amongst the many Attractions
you will discover ancient buildings like those in the care of the National Trust
, plus Historical Places
For lovers of wildlife and the great outdoors there are wonderful, informative nature reserves in Suffolk such as RSPB Suffolk
. The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds has several popular sites, each offering a wide range of different scenery as well as a diversity of wildlife and birdwatching opportunities.
There is also the Walberswick Natonal Nature Reserve
, one of the most diverse sites in the UK with unique groupings of habitation.
There are also plenty of opportunities to meet some of your favourite Animals
in various zoos and wildlife centres and farms - check out The National Stud, Newmarket
, Jimmys Farm, Ipswich
, and Suffolk Owl Sanctuary, Stonham Aspal
for some great family days out with your favourite species.
You may also want to try Horse Riding
Talking of which, when it comes to Children's Activities and Family Fun
, Suffolk is in a league of its own! There are simply LOADS of Kids' Days Out
that will entertain, inform, satisfy and - most imporatntly - tire your little ones out!
Children are not the only family members that Suffolk warmly welcomes - you can also take your four-legged friend along too! Dog Friendly Suffolk
boasts plenty of pubs, accommodation and beaches that welcome both you and your hound.
Those of you on a budget might like to check out the Great Value Days Out
, and free Suffolk
, and remember that delights such as Beaches
, and Cycling
will always remain free!
There are always a great selection of Events
taking place to choose from, including Festivals
featuring an electic mix of music, food, comedy and performing arts each year, Fetes and Fairs
, with stalls, games, displays and more, Courses
, where you can expand your skills in just about anything, and finally Tours
to really get to know a particular area and its history.
is highly varied, and Suffolk has a thriving arts and culture scene, which you can sample by visiting one of the Theatres
, or by taking in a Music Concerts
Suffolk has a well established reputation as a source of inspiration for local artists. Gainsborough & Constable
, two of Britain’s greatest painters, were born and inspired by the landscapes and scenery, and Art Galleries
host a variety of techniques and disciplines, and feature an array of Art Exhibitions
For some help finding out what events and activities are happening across the whole of the county on a day-by-day basis, please refer to our What's On Guide
Shopping addicts will not be disappointed by the vast range of Shops
, selling everything from antiques, local, fresh food and clothes, to homeware, jewellery and other unusual, hand-made items.
Please see our Shoppers' Guide to Suffolk
to help you decide which shop to visit first!
SUFFOLKFood and Drink in Suffolk
includes many world class food and drink manufacturers, and some seriously well established family firms that have produced top quality produce for generations. A great food-related day out can be had at the annual Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival
Other delights for foodies can be had by sampling Organic Food
- especially from one of the organic Focus Shops
located in both Halesworth and Southwold - or visiting one of the many Farm Shops and Farmers' Markets
Whatever you decide to do when visiting Suffolk, it is bound to leave you feeling famished and in need of urgent refreshment! Luckily, there are many Pubs & Inns
offering great ales, fine wines, home-made food and children's menus. Pubs & Inns with Accomodation
are also a perfect option when staying overnight or longer, as are Hotels
, Bed and Breakfasts
and other Places to Stay in Suffolk
is of the highest standards no matter what your budget is. For more information on the many, many accommodation options please visit our sister website, the Suffolk Hotels Guide
To enjoy an especially delicious lunch, or for a superb evening meal, treat yourself to dining in a Suffolk Restaurant
Food connoisseurs owe it to themselves to visit one or more of the Best Restaurants in Suffolk
to sample some of the exquisite Fine Dining
Getting to Suffolk is easy as pie! Please see Transport
for more information.
In terms of transport links, Suffolk is very well catered for. The Port of Felixstowe
, the UK's largest container port, is based here and handles 40% of the UK's container trade, connected to 365 ports worldwide. Stansted is Europe’s fastest growing airport and is located within 30 minutes of Suffolk, connecting the county to over 130 destinations in more than 30 countries.
Closer to home, Suffolk is connected to London via frequent high speed rail services from Ipswich and Cambridge, taking approx. 70 minutes and 50 minutes respectively. Road transport is also good as the county is surrounded by major link roads – the M11 to the west, A14 to the north and A12 to the east. Perfect for Day Trips from London to Suffolk
So many people love Suffolk so much that they decide to Move to Suffolk
!However long your stay in Suffolk, you are sure to have a fantastic time!
What do you love about Suffolk? What is your favourite village, shop, restaurant, attraction, art gallery, festival - send your reviews to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
. Thank you!
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