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Visit Suffolk 2018-07-13T15:00:29+00:00

Suffolk is a surprisingly large county nestled between Norfolk and Essex. It is nationally important as the home of horse racing and the national stud at Newmarket, and where our busiest container port is situated at Felixstowe.

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The abbey of Bury St Edmunds used to be the second largest in England, and the medieval town which sprung up next to it is still very evident today in the attractive pattern of streets and notable buildings. Ipswich used to be a thriving port in the middle ages, and still is today, importing huge volumes of Scandinavian timber and exporting boat loads of grain and pulses – with the old port now developed into an attractive waterfront with restaurants and marinas.

The Suffolk landscape was the inspiration of artists Thomas Gainsborough and John Constable, and Suffolk is still one of the most unspoiled and beautiful counties in England. The Suffolk heritage coast and heathland are a bird watcher’s paradise! (As an example a local bird watcher John Grant has just seen his 301st species at Minsmere!)

You can visit the Ickworth stately home with its famous rotunda and ten other National Trust properties in Suffolk. There are festivals every summer weekend, and so many events you are spoilt for choice! Such as the famous Latitude festival at Henham Park. The Shotley Peninsula is great for both walking and cycling. This is the spot where the famous children’s writer Arthur Ransom lived, best known for writing the Swallows and Amazons series of children‘s books. 2017 marked 50 years since his book “We didn’t Mean To Go To Sea” was published. Chris Knock was an integral part of this recent project, please see the video for more information on the link here.  

See our Local Amenities here