Choosing a location to visit while you are on holiday can be a challenge and how you decide on your holiday destination is different for each person, but there are some reasons that will appeal to all. If Suffolk isn’t a location you know very well, then you’re in for a treat with a break to this diverse and beautiful county. To help make your decision a little easier, we have highlighted seven of the main attractions and reasons to visit that we believe will have you falling in love and returning to the place year after year.
Get away from the hustle and bustle of the cities and towns and spend some time in the stunning Suffolk countryside. As one of the only counties in the UK without a major motorway, there are plenty of untouched and remote destinations to discover. Leave the car behind, go out and stretch your legs and enjoy the views by foot. With the fresh countryside air and the breath-taking views, it gives you the chance to enjoy some quality time with your loved ones. Whether you fancy a day’s hike or a calm stroll, there are plenty of routes and destinations suitable for all.
The Suffolk coast is the perfect destination for nature lovers. With the area being classed as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, there is diverse and interesting scenery, along with some of the rarest wildlife in the UK. The towns and villages along the coastline are dotted with idyllic and quaint villages that have remained the same for hundreds of years.
Suffolk has a range of interests for shoppers, from energetic farmer’s markets to boutique clothes shops. Whether you are in search of a custom-made dress or some home cooked jams and preserves, you will find it in this county. With the popular large retailers and small independent shops lining the streets of the towns and villages, the shopping experience is one-of-a-kind.
Culture and Entertainment
Suffolk has six main theatres, all with a jam-packed, year around programmes, so there is guaranteed to be a performance suitable for all tastes. There are also regular live music gigs showcasing local talent at intimate pub evenings and big names at large concerts around the county.
Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
The Suffolk Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty provides a diverse and stunning landscape for all visitors to explore. The variety includes a heathland rich in wildlife and plants, five estuaries and the coastline. Which part will you explore?
Food and Drink
As the county has a long stretch of coastline, there is an abundance of freshly landed and cooked seafood dishes and ingredients on offer at local restaurants, farmer’s markets, farm shops and fish mongers. The famous and celebrated Fisherman’s Hut on Aldeburgh beach is a must visit for the seafood lovers.
Suffolk pork is renowned, and there are some varieties of sausages that have been given Geographical Indication status by the EU; the very same category that Devon Blue cheese and Cornish Pasties are in!
Historical houses and castles
Dotted all around the county of Suffolk are castles, stately homes and historical houses. Each one provides an insight into life in previous years, the industry throughout history and the impact that the residents of the properties had on the surrounding area. Take a day during your park holidays, Suffolk, touring around one of the many halls and gardens for an educational and interesting day out.