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Explore Suffolk

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

The Abbey of Bury St Edmunds

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.

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Ipswich Waterfront

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.

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Bird Watcher’s Paradise

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!

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The Shotley Peninsula

The Shotley Peninsula is great for both walking and cycling. This is the spot where the famous children’s writer Arthur Ransome 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.

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shopping video


Shopping in Suffolk can mean anything from browsing a bustling farmers’ market, shopping for designer clothes in a high street boutique or looking around antiques shops.  So, whether your taste is high end or shabby chic, there will be shopping in Suffolk to suit you. Find out more

food and drink

Food & Drink

Whether in search of fine dining or delicious local food there are some superb places to eat in Suffolk. Foodies are spoilt for fine dining restaurants in Suffolk; some, like Maison Bleue in Bury St Edmunds, are ranked among the best places to eat in Suffolk and the country as a whole. Find out more



From the depths of Thetford Forest with great cycling trails, to a circular Suffolk Coastal Cycle Route, and the 69-mile Painter’s Trail through countryside that inspired the great artistic masters of Constable, Gainsborough and Munnings, then factor in the quiet roads and picture-perfect villagescycling in Suffolk is hard to beat. Find out more