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Suffolk Stories : Find Your Next Holiday

In a county as old and varied as this, there are hundreds of Suffolk stories to be told. Come and discover the tales that can be found in iconic landscapes such as the fields and fens of West Suffolk, the long stretch of coastline in the east, the lush Waveney Valley on the northern border and beautiful Constable Country in the south. 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.

Suffolk is the place where you can find a house in the clouds, the balancing barn, a giant scallop on a beach, and the stretch of turf where champions run. And don’t forget the Suffolk mysteries – unnerving tales of ghostly bells beneath the sea, devil dogs stalking the darkened countryside, unearthly craft in the sky and the many haunted houses in Suffolk where ghostly residents wander restlessly. What will you find when you discover 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. Check them out!

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.

Raw Suffolk: 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.

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

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

Why Dogs Love Suffolk

20 December 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.

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.

Christmas Events in Suffolk

24 November 2017

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: festive fairs, craft shows, carol singalongs and some of the places to meet Santa himself. It's a Chrismtas cracker of a list...

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.

Fabulous Foodie County

20 September 2017

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.

Great for Outdoor Activities

20 September 2017

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.

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.

Fantastic for Families

18 September 2017

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

This major event will be coming to Suffolk for the first time. Alongside it is the Suffolk On Show event with family entertainment, food, crafts and more.

The first ever Suffolk Day is on Wednesday, 21st June and we have compiled a list of 50 great things to do in Suffolk on that day to celebrate.

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.

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

Where Flowers Bloom

2 March 2017

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

World Book Day - Suffolk

24 February 2017

March 2nd 2017 marks the 20th anniversary of World Book Day and we are celebrating our Suffolk literary connections.


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.

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

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.

Take a look at our suggestions for a meandering snowdrop walk in Suffolk this February.

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

Spring break in Suffolk

6 January 2017

We have compiled a few suggestions for planning your spring break in Suffolk

New Year Treats

4 January 2017

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

Which Suffolk Town Are You?

26 December 2016

A fun quiz for the new year!

Festive Family Fun - Panto!

13 December 2016

In this season of fun and festivity, we have drawn up a list of some of the great pantos for the whole family to enjoy 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.

Autumn Ambles in Suffolk

4 November 2016

Autumn is one of the nicest times of year to explore the great outdoors. Here are a few ideas for getting out and enjoying Suffolk on foot.

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...

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.

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

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

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.

Flying hawks, swimming in rivers, conserving wildlife and sleeping under the stars: these are the wildest holidays in Suffolk

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

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.

Cycling in Suffolk

23 May 2016

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

Discover the best places to watch Stage 1 of the 2016 Aviva Women's Tour as it winds through the coast and countryside of north Suffolk.

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

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

This spring, nature lovers across the world tune in to watch Springwatch unfold at RSPB Minsmere on The Suffolk Coast. But if watching just isn't enough, here's how to live your own Springwatch experience.

Discover just what's so special about the critically-acclaimed Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival, and why so many foodies make the journey to visit each year.

Fashionistas, bookies, punters and adrenaline hunters: here are 7 ways to have fun at the July Festival in Newmarket!

Latitude Festival

4 March 2016

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

A guide to Suffolk's breweries and pubs.

A run down of 11 holiday cottages and hotels fit for a Bond villain.

A look at Suffolk's dark histories, folk tales and legends.

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

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 asked four Suffolk chefs what their plans were for their winter menus, and they came back with some mouthwatering dishes.

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.

Escape the grind and spend a weekend in London's back garden, Suffolk – just two hours away by train or car.

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.

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

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

What would you do with just 48 hours in Suffolk? We can take you from historic Framlingham to Felixstowe on the southern tip of The Suffolk Coast...

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

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

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.

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

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?

What would you do with 48 hours in Suffolk? This two-day route will take you from the wild Brecks to the rolling countryside once painted by John Constable.

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!

Suffolk is blessed with some of the freshest and best seafood in the country. Here are six must-visit seafood spots on The Suffolk Coast!

Cast across Suffolk's history is the dark shadow of Matthew Hopkins, better known as the Witchfinder General. This is his story.

The Magic Dell of Elveden

20 November 2014

Do you dare discover the magic dell of Elveden, where mischievous fairies lie in wait?

The Other Side: Amy

10 October 2014

Of the many ghost stories to emerge from Suffolk, none is as recent as the tale of Amy and her invisible friend.

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

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.

Meet the independent cinemas in Suffolk that are surviving against the odds.

We all need a little peace and quiet sometimes. At these three remote locations in Suffolk, you can truly disconnect from the rest of the world.

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.

Meet the artists, producers and makers that live and work in Suffolk.

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

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

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

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

Adrenaline junkies, activity addicts and those who have a need for speed: here are the best ways to raise your heart rate in Suffolk.

Created with the help of J.M. Barrie, the author of Peter Pan, Thorpeness Meare is truly a lake with Neverland at its heart.

Benjamin Britten

22 June 2014

Benjamin Britten was one of the greatest composers of the 20th century. This is the story of his life and his deep connections to his birthplace, Suffolk.

Surfing in Suffolk

17 June 2014

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.

The Foodie County is home to some outstanding food producers, offering everything from fresh oysters and smoked hams to handmade chocolates and wild game.

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

Discover the tower on Aldeburgh beach that has become a tiny haven for artists on The Suffolk Coast.

What better way to spend a day than on an Adnams pub walk along The Suffolk Coast?

If you love to sleep under a starry sky and wake up to the sound of birdsong, you'll want to see these places to go camping and glamping in Suffolk.

A Room With a View

23 April 2014

A good view can make us feel noticeably happier, which is why you should consider staying at one of these seven hotels in Suffolk with great views.

Whether you're a twitcher, a photographer or simply a budding David Attenborough, you'll find plenty to intrigue you on the beautiful River Waveney.

Discover how Ipswich in Suffolk was transformed from a historic maritime town into a hub of culture and the arts.

Have you ever wondered about the top 50 things to do in Suffolk? Now you can find out.

With dozens of museums and galleries in Suffolk to choose from, we've narrowed the list down to just a handful of our favourites.

Delve into the story of John Constable and Thomas Gainsborough, two of the greatest landscape painters who ever lived, and their connection with Suffolk.

How to complete the National Trust's list of 50 Things to do Before You're 11 and 3/4 in Suffolk!

Family holidays are about making lasting memories, and at these family friendly hotels, inns, cottages and holiday parks, you'll be free to do just that.

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

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

In the second instalment from expert historian Geoffrey Pickess, we look deeper at the secrets of historic Bury St Edmunds.

An expert historian reveals the secrets of one of Suffolk's most intriguing towns, historic Bury St Edmunds.

If you love beer, the coast and great pubs, you'll love Southwold. Here's a taster of Suffolk's foremost beer town.

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

Journalist and sometimes Suffolk-dweller Oliver Bennett talks us through his favourite pastime: canoeing in Suffolk.

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

If you love that magical feeling that comes from stepping into an ancient building, you'll love the medieval architecture in Suffolk.

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

Thespians and theatregoers: find your favourite theatres in Suffolk, from small community theatres to the historic Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmunds.

From a house floating in the clouds to a lighthouse on the edge of extinction, these are the 8 must-see buildings in Suffolk.

Walking Around Orford

11 December 2013

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.

Find out why RSPB Minsmere nature reserve is one of the best places to get into nature in Suffolk.

Discover the birthplace of Thomas Gainsborough and the countryside he painted in Sudbury, Suffolk.

If you're craving a croissant or would murder a muffin, you'll need to know these outstanding bakeries in Suffolk.

Suffolk has long been an inspiring place to be a writer, but it's also one of the best places to be a reader. Here are the literary festivals in Suffolk you need to know.

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.

Calling all time travelers (and parents of time travelers)! You won't want to miss these historical days out in Suffolk.