TOP 10 PLACES TO LOVE TO RELAX AND UNWIND IN SUFFOLK
Switch the big city lights for a relaxing holiday in Suffolk. From Southwold Harbour to Thetford Forest, we discover their hiding places among some of the hidden, and not-so-hidden, gems in our coast and countryside. Join them and discover your ideal place to unplug in Suffolk.
1. RSPB MINSMERE NATURE RESERVE
2. HIGH LODGE, THETFORD FOREST
You could spend an entire day exploring acres of woodland with friends in tow by choosing one of four walking trails or three off-road cycling routes. The Brecks is idyllic all-year-round.
3. OULTON BROAD
Oulton Broad offers year-round water sports, but you may just want to opt for boat hire and sail along the Broads. Alternatively, take a stroll to nearby Carlton Marshes – a lowland reserve in the Waveney Valley consisting of meadows, reedbeds and woodland.
Cruise along the waterways of Oulton Broad.
4. KESGRAVE HALL SPA
5. THORPENESS BEACH
7. ABBEY GARDENS, BURY ST EDMUNDS
8. SOUTHWOLD HARBOUR
Stroll along Southwold’s promenade on the Suffolk Coast for a good 20 minutes and you’ll reach the open air of the River Blyth. Check out some of the fine fishing eateries before crossing a bridge into the picturesque village of Walberswick. Expect sand dunes, crabbing, black beach huts and a place to harbour the peace, either in a cosy tea-room or gastro pub like The Anchor.
Walk around the harbour at Southwold, discovering tasty bites and fantastic views
9. SUTTON HOO, NEAR WOODBRIDGE
10. CHRISTCHURCH PARK
Christchurch Park is a 70-acre area of rolling lawns, wooded areas, and delicately created arboreta in central Ipswich. Sitting within the park is Christchurch Mansion – a public museum and art gallery, housing one of the largest collections of Constable outside London.
Wander the grounds of Christchurch Park for a bit of peace, then head to Christchurch Mansion, within the grounds, for a spot of culture.