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Suffolk Stories : Find Your Next Holiday

There are hundreds of Suffolk stories to be told. Come and discover the tales that can be found in iconic landscapes and long stretches of coastline.  Read the stories that have risen up over Suffolk’s long history and the tales of some of the most famous people in history. And come right up to date with everything that is going on in the modern day.

When you're looking for a destination for your much deserved break, where you can experience new things, treat yourself and explore new places, the heart of Suffolk is that place. With picturesque wool towns and villages, river valleys, diverse culture and amazing food offering, you'll wonder why you hadn't visited before.

A unique collection of modern art is coming to Moyes's Hall Museum in Bury St Edmunds. Run in association with Brandler Galleries, the featured artists will include Banksy, Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Kaws, Pure Evil, Connor Brothers and Rachel List with both original artworks and prints.

Holidays are best shared with loved ones, including our four-legged companions. Here we explore exhilarating beach walks where you don’t have to leave your beloved pet behind. In fact, much of the Suffolk coastline is well-explored and loved by our trusty companions.

Suffolk's old world charm and nostalgic attractions make it ideal for an old-fashioned family holiday.

A plan for a literature-themed holiday in Suffolk, stopping off at various literary sights.

Family holidays are best when they include the whole family, which is why we’ve come up with these great ways to please Gran, Granddad, the little ones, and yourself!

Many of us have experienced the thrill of the races at Newmarket, but very few of us are aware just how much more this unique town has to offer. Read on for an itinerary that will turn a race day afternoon into a fascinating weekend insight into ‘The Sport of Kings’.

Take a virtual stroll through Suffolk's most picturesque villages, from Tudor Lavenham to Cavendish with its iconic pink cottages.

The story of the UK’s greatest-ever archaeology find has now been made into a new film The Dig, showcasing on Netflix.

Discover the pocket of Suffolk countryside that inspired one of the greatest landscape artists of all time: John Constable.

Suffolk is famous for its produce, which is why so many people call it The Foodie County. But what 12 foods are the locals eating?

Leave the car behind and discover Suffolk via these 8 fantastic walking and cycling adventures.

Here comes Christmas! In the spirit of embracing the twinkling glamour of the season, we have compiled a list of sparkling events coming up in Suffolk for 2020. From virtual panto's to santas grottos and illuminated walks and outdoor theatre, it's a Christmas cracker of a list...

Newmarket is the home of horseracing and home to over 3000 horses. Take a tour of the town, stables and studs to see how the industry works, meet some of the stars of the track and enjoy luxurious accommodation and spa treatments at the end of a busy day.

Pack your half-term with both fun and educational things to see and do with the children. Whether it's a step back in time to an Anglo Saxon village or halloween fun at Kentwell. Suffolk will keep both adults and the children entertained.

Celebrity French maître d’hôtel Fred Sirieix is promoting fantastic things to do in Southwold Suffolk in a new TV commercial as part of the VisitBritain ‘Escape the Everyday’ Autumn campaign.

Autumn is a great time to escape on a rural minibreak to Suffolk; just as the dramatic landscape bursts with colour, welcoming eager walkers to experience crisp, brisk walks, followed by a stint in one of the county's many rural boltholes. Discover our top 5 walk-friendly holidays to escape to this autumn.

Fantastic for Families

16 September 2020

The woolly mammoth will dwarf you, the meerkats will enchant you and the off-road cycling will excite you. Family-friendly Suffolk includes all of these and many other adventures this autumn.

With two areas of outstanding natural beauty, 50 miles of gorgeous heritage coastline, ancient woodlands and pine forests, Suffolk is great for outdoor activities and an exciting county to explore.

In our fast-paced world, relaxation is an essential part of life. Here's how to get your R&R in Suffolk, through golf, nature, spa breaks and more.

Discover the beauty of Suffolk in September, the warm climate, plenty of space, and still plenty to see and do.

Cycling in Suffolk

2 September 2020

Discover the best cycle routes, pitstops and cycle-friendly places to stay in our guide to cycling in Suffolk.

Fabulous Foodie County

28 August 2020

Suffolk's reputation as #TheFoodieCounty continues to grow and the autumn is a fine time to sample our local harvest. A host of award-winning restaurants, farmers' markets and breweries offer up the best food and drink the county has to offer.

Suffolk is affectionately known as the bread basket of Britain, but it's not only breads that are specialities here. With its warm climate, a magnificent range of foods are grown and produced in the county and it's at one of the many farmers' markets that you can shop and fill the larder with local food that has only travelled a few miles.

Walking Around Orford

26 August 2020

Walk around the pretty fishing village of Orford and you'll come across many beautiful sights, from boats bobbing in the quay to a castle with a unique shape.

Gaia, an enormous and awe inspiring spherical sculpture of our planet Earth, will be installed at The Apex entertainment centre in Bury St Edmunds from 3 to 18 October. Created by UK artist, Luke Jerram the 7-metre diameter, rotating artwork will provide an immersive experience for visitors creating a sense of the ‘Overview Effect’ as experienced by astronauts.

A much awaited new spa opens in Suffolk at Milsoms Kesgrave Hall. Be pampered and spoil yourself in luxurious surroundings.

Put yourself in the place where the stars of the screen have stood and see some of the locations where many favourite tv and film stories have been acted out.

Summer is here and it's time to head off for a day out. Enjoy the animals at Africa Alive!, have a mooch around a country garden or get lost in a maze. Plan your trip in advance to make the most of your visit and enjoy some amazing attractions.

Wild swimming in Suffolk is one of summer’s greatest pleasures. Discover four magical spots where you can take a wild dip!

Summer is here, your favourite attractions and places to go are reopening and you're desperate to blow away the cobwebs with fresh air and outdoor activities.But before you swap your quarantine couch for the coast, your patio for a safari park, or your dining table for socially distanced picnics, we recommend checking out our in-depth guide below around domestic travel so you’re in the know before you go.

We know that following the new and updated guidance from the government allowing wider access to our beautiful outdoor spaces, you’ll be keen to get outside and blow away the cobwebs. Our number one priority right now is ensuring that people are able to enjoy our glorious county in a safe and responsible way; looking after ourselves, one another, and the landscape around us.

At the peak of the season, the gardens in Suffolk are gradually beginning to re-open to the public. With bookings in place to restrict numbers, you are now able to enjoy the splendour of Suffolk glorious country gardens.

Suffolk is famous for its food, classical music, pretty Wool Towns and more, but here are 10 things you may not know about the county in the east!

Discover the gardens in Suffolk created by England's Greatest Gardener, Capability Brown.

Enjoy some virtual tours and events taking place in Suffolk

From ancient cottages to lighthouses on the verge of disappearance, these houses and homes are among the must-see sights in Suffolk.

Enjoy some time out at a virtual event in Suffolk. A Theatre production and an exhibition from your sofa.

Discover the joys of life on Shotley Peninsula, one of Suffolk's most beautiful and underrated locations.

Take a virtual tour around Suffolk, find out about the history of some of the towns and find where the Easter eggs are hidden.

A fun quiz! We've developed a handy quiz for you that will answer the question once and for all of what Suffolk town you are most like

In the third in our 48 hours in Suffolk series, we take a wander through the Waveney Valley and the towns of Bungay, Beccles and Halesworth.

We have put together an itinerary for a 48 hour short break in the Brecks, Suffolk's playground for lovers of nature, good food and the great outdoors.

Unfortunately, due to the Coronavirus, the Suffolk Walking Festival 2020 has been cancelled

We have come up with five ideas for ways to celebrate Mothering Sunday in Suffolk.

Where Flowers Bloom

9 March 2020

Browse our list of some of the top spots in Suffolk for seeing spring flowers and for buying locally grown flowers too.

Bury St Edmunds is one of those places that ticks all the right boxes for visitors. Here are just some of the thngs that make it so special...

Suffolk is famous for its wide skies, country pubs, beautiful countryside and it has the best places to take your 4 legged friend for a walk

Spring break in Suffolk

20 February 2020

Planning a spring break? We have compiled a few suggestions to save you time and give you a spot of inspiration for a spring break in Suffolk.

Noah's Ark is the world's only floating exhibition of Bible stories and is staying at Ipswich Waterfront until at least 31st March 2020 on the start of it's UK tour.

World Book Day - Suffolk

12 February 2020

March 5th 2020 is World Book Day and we are celebrating our Suffolk literary connections.

Holidays can be expensive, but guess what? They don't have to be. Here are four holidays you can have in Suffolk on a shoestring.

We’ve whittled a list down to five places you can easily just turn up at and enjoy without emptying your wallet - and walk away with fond memories and fantastic photos. Whether you’re here for just one night or a long getaway, you’re sure to find something you love in Suffolk.

Treat yourself in Suffolk

8 February 2020

You want sun, sea, sand, good food, and award-winning attractions? Look no further than the broad skies, wild shores and stunning countryside of Suffolk in the East of England. Here are our top reasons to escape to Suffolk this year to exclusive locations that won't break the bank.

With its quirky towns and villages, stunning coastline and beautiful countryside, not to mention its fascinating history, it’s no wonder that Suffolk is home to a great choice of attractions. If it’s authenticity you’re after, then you will be well suited here too, with unique experiences that you can only try in Suffolk.

Browse our list of the top ten activities for children this half term in Suffolk.

Let Suffolk bring out the romantic in you this Valentines Day. We share how you can show the love of your life how much you care with some luxurious, and maybe not quite so luxurious but fun ways to make your day, evening or short break in Suffolk a truly memorable one.

Wondering where to stay in Suffolk? From the culture-mad coast to the nature-filled north and the wonderful Wool Towns of the west, here is our town-by-town Suffolk guide.

Experience a winning day out at the Home of Horseracing in Newmarket this year. Thrilling tours take you behind-the-scenes of a multi-million pound industry. Meet champion racehorses, talented trainers and a historic past brought to life.

This spring, nature lovers come to watch spring unfold at RSPB Minsmere on The Suffolk Coast. Here's how to live your own Springwatch experience.

Now the festive season is behind us, a health-check might be in order. But it doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom. In fact, switching your regular tipple for a much-loved brew or favourite blend could help you survive dreary January. Here are 8 alternative drinking holes to visit in Suffolk.

20 things to do in 2020

7 January 2020

Plan your year in Suffolk with our top 20 ideas of things to do. Explore the beaches, experience delicious food, see open skies and glorious countryside. Here are our top twenty suggestions of things to do when you escape to Suffolk this year.

It's still winter and still feels like winter but the snowdrops and spring flowers will soon be making their appearances. Take a look at our suggestions for the best places to see them when they arrive

Immerse yourself in the history of the Suffolk Wool Towns, whose crooked buildings still creak with the memory of wealth and greatness.

We have searched the county to bring you ten Suffolk pubs that meet our criteria for maximum seasonal cosiness.

Find out how Suffolk's two magnificent castles came to be, the strange guests they've accommodated, and the bizarre rumours that surround them.

Don't let the cold weather stop you from exploring. Here is a list of some of our favourite things to do in Suffolk in the winter.

Find the perfect place to stay for your Christmas or new year get-away in Suffolk

Meet the independent cinemas in Suffolk that are bringing the magic of the silver screen to packed houses across Suffolk

Enjoy days out, short breaks and family fun exploring Suffolk in winter.

The Suffolk Wool Towns are among the prettiest places in the country, full of Tudor buildings and grand churches. You can explore them on foot via the Suffolk Threads Trails.

Meet some of the planet's rarest and most beautiful animals at Africa Alive! in Suffolk.

Uncover the stories behind the most famous landmarks in Suffolk: tales of imprisonment, folly, mythical beasts, and unfinished plans.

Suffolk is full of wild foods, and one of the best ways to find them, cook them and eat them is on a foraging course with some of the county's food experts.

The history of brewing in Suffolk is a curious tale involving monks, law-breaking alewives, and Lord Kitchener's troops. Discover it here.

With it’s dramatic coastline, beautiful landscapes, and rural nature, it’s no surprise that there are so many stories set in Suffolk. Here are just some of them.

Have some Halloween fun, explore some of the most historical attractions in Suffolk, some of the quirkiest attractions in Suffolk and some of best places to just ride your bike!

Travel back from the 21st century this autumn to explore Suffolk's past. Enter a world where you can experience the sights, sounds and smells of the past. Gaze upon ancient treasure, marvel at colourful, crooked houses and discover the sport of kings.

5 Autumn events in Suffolk

23 September 2019

Enjoy a day out visiting one of the many events taking place in Suffolk this autumn to celebrate the harvest. Go for a walk through the orchards at one of the apple fairs or discover sizzling sausages in Framlingham. Your taste buds are going to be tingling....

If an image of a great British break is filled with cobbled lanes, historic buildings, café culture and enough independent shops to shake a stick at, then Bury St Edmunds is a good place to start. Let us inspire you with the best things to see and do on a mini-break to Suffolk.

Join a spiritual retreat

2 September 2019

Feeling the need to stop the world and jump off for a few days? Join a spiritual, grounding 3 night retreat, in luxurious surroundings in Suffolk. Here you can enjoy delicious home-cooked meals and be entertained by world-class musicians, whilst re-balancing and recharging yourself.

Go Wild in Suffolk

27 August 2019

Flying hawks, swimming in rivers, sleeping under the stars, safaris to see the red deer. These are the wildest holidays in Suffolk.

Suffolk has some of the most enviable and breath-taking beaches in the country. Over 50 miles of stunning diverse coastline adorn the county, ranging from manicured blue-flag hot-spots to wild secretive stretches complete with sand dunes, grassy cliffs and a bustling array of wildlife. Let's check them out!

Wine lovers will love discovering new English varieties in one of the warmest regions in the country. And the great thing is, experts are on hand to ensure you get to sample the best around. Coupled with great scenery, places to stay and things to do, you'll get more than you bargained for on a wine tour to Suffolk.

Suffolk loves horses. From the majestic and mighty Suffolk Punch to the sleakest of thoroughbreds. Find out more where you can get up close on tours at Newmarket and at attractions purely for Suffolk Punches.

Discover the history behind some of the iconic mills spread across the Suffolk landscape.

Why Kids Love Suffolk

30 July 2019

Fairy tales, time travel, magical creatures and adrenaline adventures: here's why kids love Suffolk.

Welcome to Suffolk, happy glampers! Here's the glamper's guide to everything you need to know about glamping in Suffolk.

Enjoy a trip on a river cruise, try paddle boarding or go sailing in Suffolk - the choice is yours.

Tread in the footsteps of smugglers and sailors on this coastal Suffolk walk.

Wild and lonely or ready for fun in the sun, discover the perfect beach for you in our Guide to Suffolk Beaches.

In its third year, Suffolk Day promises to be bigger than ever and now goes on into the weekend. Here we list 50 great experiences in Suffolk to help you celebrate.

Take a tour or go to an event to see behind the scenes of some of Suffolk's beautiful, historic houses.

Choosing Suffolk’s seven natural wonders is no easy feat. Diverse, intriguing and expansive landscapes stretch across most of the county. But here we select just seven, which inspire with their understated beauty and abundance of wildlife.

If you're keen to learn a new skill, take up a new trade or change your career, these creative craft courses in Suffolk could give you the knowledge and inspiration you need.

Famous for its wide, open skies and captured by the likes of John Constable, Sir Alfred Munnings and Gainsborough, Suffolk continues to be a creative hub of artistic talent. Let us take you on a journey across Suffolk and introduce you to some quirky and inspirational pieces of art.

Take a trail around Suffolk to see, amongst others, sculptures of Suffolk martyrs. Find out about how you can visit behind the scenes of many of Suffolk's talented artists.

Read our pick of Suffolk gardens where you can take a relaxing wander on a summer's day, gain inspiration for your own garden or sit in quiet contemplation.

This year’s music festival line-up in Suffolk is eclectic, alternative and rather unique. From multiple musical genres and leading acts, to homegrown favourites and international folk, our festivals will take you across the county in a blaze of colour and in the thralls of glamping fever. Here’s nine of the best…

The Suffolk Walking Festival is one of the main outdoor social events of the year! Accruing 24 million footprints last year and with more than 120 walks, the festival marches across countryside and coast and is undoubtedly the best way to see our glorious county.

The changing face of many high streets has earned unwelcome attention across the UK. But in Suffolk our sense of ownership, innovation and distinctiveness, as well as pride, has helped us to maintain a unique, independent vibe every town or village should aspire to. Here's a handy guide to the best...

It’s official - Suffolk is an award-winning county! With several Suffolk businesses taking the top slots at this year’s regional tourism awards, we thought it only fitting to compile a list of the best things to see and top escapes this year, saving you both time and energy. We’ve got it covered, right here.

Easter is one of the highlights of the year for many people, not least because it's a religious holiday. Easter also carries with it the promise of warmer weather and the opportunity to escape our normal daily routine for a few days. So, we have compiled a list of the five best Easter Egg Hunts, adult-only activities and alternative sugar-rush options.

Home to stunning coastlines, charming villages and wonderful winding waterways, there’s so much to love about the county of Suffolk. And there’s no better way to experience Suffolk’s natural beauty than a camping holiday in 2019.

Strap the bikes to the car roof and enjoy a weekend of adventure. From lycra-clad enthusiasts to leisurely biking, go from country to coast in a few short pedals - a truly unique Suffolk experience!

The local golf courses in Suffolk are a rival for anywhere nationwide. Top golfers often make the pilgrimage to ‘England’s Golf Coast’, with three present in the much coveted top 100 UK golf courses. Check them out here!

From wild swimming, surfing, kite-surfing, canoeing and kayaking - there's no better to way to explore Suffolk's stunning shoreline, rivers, lakes and estuaries.

Newmarket is the global Home of Horseracing so you would expect Suffolk to embrace all things equestrian, and it does. From behind-the-scenes tours to horse-riding holidays, explore the number of popular bridle-paths around Suffolk's countryside and coast.

People love walking and hiking in Suffolk so much that there's even a walking festival dedicated to it - one of the largest in the country. Coupled with two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, jaw-dropping landscapes and camera-turning scenery, Suffolk is the place to get your walking boots out this spring.

Travelling consciously and enjoying an eco-friendly getaway has never been so popular. And with plenty of cool and green lodging options right here in Suffolk, helping the environment, whilst experiencing a brilliant break, has never been easier.

The Sailors' Reading Room

14 February 2019

Many know the popular and charming coastal town of Southwold, but what you probably don’t know is that a fascinating and historic refuge sits on the seafront, open to the elements and a saving grace from the cold. Seek out the Sailors' Reading Room.

As the kids look forward to some downtime over half-term, consider our 5 family-friendly options to keep parents sane and the offspring engaged.

Winter can be the best time to escape on a mini-break in the UK, especially to Suffolk. Expect a high-end experience offering anything from the contemporary to the more traditional, off-grid lodges to extreme luxury with all the mod-cons; here's a few tasty offers to inspire a holiday in 2019.

If you’re planning a trip to Suffolk, there’s a wealth of amazing places you could stay. From B&Bs to self-catering, contemporary to traditional, high end chic or slumming it in style, Suffolk has something for every taste and need and is the ideal place to recharge after a long week. Here are a few favourites...

Looking for a heritage hideaway? Look no further than England’s hidden gem, the county of Suffolk. With good transport links to and from London, as well as other places around the UK, Suffolk has a host of great sights and historical attractions for those looking to delve into British history. They might just surprise you!

If you’re looking for the ultimate romance package this Valentine's Day, then look no further than the beautiful county of Suffolk. Here, we consider your every need. From cosy boltholes in the country to quirky, medieval hotels in some of England’s prettiest villages and waterfront hotels.

Take a Micro-gap in Suffolk

13 December 2018

If you do one thing this year it's to experience a micro-gap: a break that gives you all the benefits of a gap-year without having to take a year out. Get to know a place like a local, learn something new and go on a journey of self-discovery. Here are 7 ready experiences that do just that.

Not a great lover of culture? We challenge you to rethink your priorities now Rodin’s ‘The Kiss’ is in town, as the new exhibition gets underway at Ipswich’s epicentre, Christchurch Mansion.

Panto Season in Suffolk

20 November 2018

If the thought of Christmas conjures a time when the whole family get together for the greatest show on earth, then you're in luck. Here are 6 dazzling theatre and panto performances in Suffolk to get you in the festive mood.

10 places Millennials love to hide out in Suffolk. From RSPB Minsmere, Southwold Harbour, Abbey Gardens and High Lodge to Center Parcs and Oulton Broad, join us on a journey of exploration around the coast and countryside of Suffolk.

Africa Alive! announce the arrival of the rare, endangered and rather cute baby King Colobus for all to see this autumn. Don't miss out!

You might think that Suffolk is a place of calm and tranquility, and you wouldn't be wrong. However, come Halloween, beneath the picture-perfect surface lies a shadowy world of spooky tales, bloody histories and ghost stories. Be very scared.

A look at Suffolk's dark histories, folk tales, myths and legends. Be very scared!

Welcome to our fabulous programme of crafty workshops across Suffolk this autumn. Expect the complete stocking filler, including lantern workshops, artisan craft fairs and handmade Christmas gifts.

Autumn Ambles in Suffolk

2 October 2018

From a murmuration of Starlings to lantern walks, autumn is one of the nicest times of year to explore the great outdoors in Suffolk. Here are a few ideas for getting out and enjoying our wonderful autumn experiences on foot.

Autumn can be the best time to escape on a rural break in the UK; colourful landscapes, cosy pubs and romantic boltholes await. But Suffolk offers something extra: a wide range of holidays that won't break the bank. Here we introduce 5 autumn special offers, allowing you to get to know Suffolk that little bit more, for less.

Discover 10 hidden and unique attractions, and unusual things to do in Suffolk this autumn. From Escape Rooms and WWII secrets to befriending our best-loved animals, create memories with our cool and fun list of fab family days out in the East of England.

15 Top Sights in Suffolk

4 September 2018

Explore the fifteen top sights in Suffolk guaranteed to inspire your wanderlust.

Complete the Big 10: Ten outdoor activities in Suffolk to help you discover the county's magnificent natural autumn wonders.

What can be more tempting than tasty, local food served in beautiful surroundings to get your juices flowing. From established food festivals to micro-breweries and award-winning restaurants, you’ll never go hungry, or thirsty, in a county blessed with the fruits from the land.

Discover why Clair, Julian and Sam take a break from their usual 2 weeks in France to explore Suffolk by bike, boat and foot in an attempt to make lasting memories and enjoy a virtual cyber-free holiday.

The SPILL Festival of Performance is an international festival of contemporary arts and activism and presents the work of exceptional artists from around the globe, featuring live performance, sound + music, film + video, plus projects exploring heritage + place. The festival is open to everyone, from art lovers to families and those seeking out new experiences.

Every year, HighTide brings stunning works of new theatre, comedy, exhibitions and readings to Suffolk over the course of a 6-day festival on The Suffolk Coast, including world premieres of plays by hand-picked playwrights. It’s billed as “adventurous theatre for adventurous people,” and doesn’t disappoint.

You want sun, sea, sand, good food, and award-winning attractions? Look no further than the broad skies, wild shores and stunning countryside of Suffolk in the East of England. Here are our top ten reasons to escape to Suffolk this year.

With more of us seeking the unusual when it comes to holiday choices, finding something alternative can be challenging. But here in Suffolk being different is our normal. A stay at Pod Hollow is like no other and perhaps one of the most unique places to stay in the world!

Latitude Festival

5 July 2018

Discover Latitude Festival, the blazing music and arts festival that takes place every summer in an idyllic spot on The Suffolk Coast.

Want to escape on a last minute break? Browse our late deals and become inspired to take a last minute trip that won't break the bank. Our amazing deals include fantastic holidays in cottages across Suffolk, perfect for a romantic getaway or family holiday.

Surfing in Suffolk

13 June 2018

Surfing in Suffolk is a well-kept secret, but along its 50-miles of coastline there are some great surfing spots that the locals love. Here's everything you need to know.

Suffolk is an obvious choice to explore the great outdoors, countryside and coast, and also has the good fortune of being just 1 hour from London by train, making it easy to get to for that perfect short break getaway! Here we explore Suffolk’s hidden gems and attractions, brimming full of adventures and ready to welcome you.

If you're looking for somewhere to spend quality days out with the kids this May half-term, but also need to take it easy, then Suffolk might be for you.

The world’s best female cycling event will set off again from Suffolk on the 13th June. Beginning in the historic town of Framlingham, we explore the route taken by the professional cyclists through the Suffolk countryside, coast and through the county town of Ipswich.

Discover some of the biggest, best and most unusual music festivals in Suffolk, from the award-winning Latitude Festival to a festival of nothing but sea shanties.

Nowhere does festivals like Suffolk. Discover the top festivals in the county, from the award-winning Latitude Festival to food festivals in the Suffolk countryside.

We celebrate National Tea Day with a fantastic selection of the finest tea emporiums in Suffolk. This great British tradition is alive and well in Suffolk, so let us take you on a tour of the best ones located across the county.

We celebrate National Tea Day with a fantastic selection of the finest tea emporiums in Suffolk. This great British tradition is alive and well in Suffolk, so let us take you on a tour of the best ones located across the county.

From Abraham Lincoln’s ancestral home to Thomas Paine, East Anglia has a strong connection with the United States of America. We take you on a journey of exploration during World War II and The Friendly Invasion.

If you’re coming to Suffolk for a short break or long holiday and some downtime is part of the plan, then these relaxing spots are a must-visit for you and your book!

It's said to be the most important meal of the day, so we feel it necessary to share our top recommendations for the most hearty, locally sourced and simply THE most delicious breakfast dishes anywhere in Suffolk. Over to you!

Get walking this spring with the UK's leading walking festival. On the 12th May, The Suffolk Walking Festival gets underway with a fun-packed programme of 125 guided walks and events, and new to this year, the launch of the Festival Fringe, offering a range of experiences from Geocaching, photography and night safaris.

Easter is a special time of the year, signalling better weather and an abundance of colour, and above all, a welcome opportunity to spend quality time with the family! Spend a magical Easter in Suffolk with an abundance of Easter egg hunts, den building and wild exploration!

Runners everywhere, we find you the perfect running regime including forest and heathland trails, riverside routes and country lanes and miles of coastline..on your marks, get set, go!

It’s 100 years since women got the vote, so we take time out to remember those who helped the suffrage movement on Suffolk’s heritage coast.

Suffolk may not be the first place you think of for a luxury shopping experience but the county, which is less than two hours drive from London, is fast becoming a hot-spot for leading trends and alternative shopping experiences!

Discover top family days out in Suffolk this February half term. From farms to family trails and exploring the great outdoors, the kids will be far from bored. Days in Suffolk are affordable, welcoming and good fun.

If you’re planning a weekend away this winter, head over to Suffolk; the county of fabulous food, miles of stunning coast, some of the UK's prettiest towns and villages and unique experiences on offer in abundance!

Here are the Suffolk seven! Our top Valentine Day packages with sumptuous dinners, dancing, luxury overnight stays and unique experiences across Suffolk, from The Suffolk Coast, Bury St Edmunds, Newmarket, Ipswich and the Suffolk Wool Towns.

Suffolk is full of artisans exhibiting in some of our top galleries around the county. We visit anywhere between Bury St Edmunds and Snape Maltings on the Suffolk coast.

Winter is the perfect place to visit Suffolk this winter - from award-winning beaches, gastronomic delights, luxury hotels and plenty of outdoor adventures.

A trip to Suffolk needn’t mean you have to sacrifice your diet; home to some of the UK's top food and drink producers, there’s a range of vegan establishments across the county, so wherever you’re staying, you’re not far from somewhere to tuck in to a vegan feast.

From breakfast in bed in a luxury hotel to cocktails in the home of horseracing, these are the most romantic dining experiences in Suffolk.

If you're thinking of popping the question while in Suffolk, these special places might just be where to do it.

Make 2018 the year you do something you've always wanted.

Our review of Tuddenham Mill, a four star, three AA Rosette boutique hotel near Bury St Edmunds. The hotel is perfectly placed for exploring the Suffolk Brecks as part of our itinerary: 48 Hours in the Brecks.

Travel by train to Bury St Edmunds to enjoy this lovely market town in leisurely style. Spend the day or stay the whole weekend to make the most of all the fabulous things there are to do.

Events for Everyone

15 September 2017

As we head into autumn, there is much to look forward to in Suffolk: literature, poetry, dance, theatre and plenty of family-friendly seasonal events, as well as an ongoing sprinkling of food and music events.

We have a fabulous programme of food and drink festivals across Suffolk to look forward to this autumn. Cookery demonstrations, food and drink tastings and plenty of family-friendly activities.

Bushcraft in The Brecks

21 August 2017

Imagine yourself stranded deep in the wilderness. Would you have the skills to survive? How long could you last? We talk to bushcraft teacher Ray Chin to find out what makes Suffolk the perfect place to tune in to nature and learn essential survival skills.

Cruise along one of Suffolk's scenic rivers this summer and watch the world go by. Immerse yourself in the scenic landscapes and get up close to river wildlife.

At this time of year, the days are long and (hopefully) warm, and the great outdoors beckons. Read our guide on how to make the most of summer in Suffolk

Part of our series where we interview interesting Suffolk people. We spoke to shepherd Andrew Capell to find out what it's like to look after a flock of sheep surrounded by Suffolk's lovely coast and countryside.

You're invited! Find the county's best events this summer including music festivals, foodie events, river cruises, guided walks and much more.

Pick up a genuine Suffolk souvenir at the annual exhibition of contemporary crafts in the coastal town of Aldeburgh during July and August.

Why Dogs Love Suffolk

24 June 2017

It's no fun leaving your best friend behind when you go on holiday, but in Suffolk you don't have to! Here are just some of the reasons why dogs love Suffolk.

Glamping In Suffolk

31 May 2017

Stay in a yurt, a safari tent or even a vintage airstream. Read our list of the best glamping sites in Suffolk

Visit Suffolk this bank holiday weekend and half term, and enjoy the treats we have got lined up for you.

The first in a series of interviews celebrating Suffolk's creatives, makers and entrepreneurs.

Take a look at our handy guide for some of the best spots to go hunting for antique treasures in Suffolk.

The Arthur Ransome East Coast Celebration takes place on the Shotley Peninsula to commemorate the life and work of Arthur Ransome.

As another long weekend beckons (and another one soon after that!), we have compiled a list of ten ideas for relaxing in Suffolk for three whole days..

We are pleased to host a guest post on our blog from Briony Stebbings, who took her family on a rail adventure to Somerleyton Hall in Suffolk.

We chatted to BBC Suffolk's Lesley Dolphin, patron of the festival, about walking in Suffolk and the packed programme of over 100 walks.

We have compiled a list of ten things to do over the Easter weekend in Suffolk. Consuming chocolate as you go, is optional...

Read our interview with director Oliver Paul about his award-winning business and make use of a special offer and fun give-away!

We have got two family tickets to give away for this lovely family event. Find out more and enter our competition.


16 February 2017

Suffolk is fast becoming known as a destination for food lovers. Read about our world-class food and drink producers, award-winning restaurants, foodie festivals and markets.

If you are feeling the love this Valentine's Day, take a look at our list of ten romantic things to do in Suffolk.

New Year, New skills

15 January 2017

There are many courses available in Suffolk and we have picked out a handful to get your creative juices flowing

New Year Treats

4 January 2017

Extend the holiday season and take a new year's break in Suffolk

Visit the Shotley Peninsula

11 November 2016

Part of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Shotley Peninsula is a rich tapestry of history, culture and hidden gems.

Literary Suffolk

13 October 2016

Suffolk has been an inspiration to many writers and poets over the centuries, who have been influenced by the county's enchanting landscapes.

Suffolk's county town is a vibrant place to spend some time, with a pleasing mix of culture and history.

Complete the Fab 40: forty outdoor activities in Suffolk designed to help you discover the county's most wonderful natural wonders!

A Day at The Races

31 August 2016

How to get yourself ready for a day at the races in the Home of Horseracing, Newmarket.

You're a hungry foodie on your first visit to The Foodie County – where should you go? Introducing our guide to the best food in Suffolk.

Meet Steven Atkinson, the award-winning theatre director at the helm of Suffolk's foremost theatre festival.

Step inside Suffolk's most ambitious tourist attraction in a decade.

Discover Championship courses in Suffolk's most picturesque locations, and possibly the "best 9-hole course in the world."

Set off down the river or on into the blue on one of these 8 boating holidays in Suffolk.

Discover 5 of the loveliest staycation destinations in Suffolk, from cosy bed and breakfasts to top hotels in the Suffolk countryside.

Discover Suffolk's bohemian side with these 7 folk festivals and eco stays.