Nestled alongside over 50 miles of the UK’s stunning coastline, Suffolk is a wonderful retreat for all those visiting as it offers a vast range of activities and sights for all age ranges and tastes. Brimming with ancient charm there’s an abundance of history to explore. Once the richest county in England due to the wool trade it’s still famed for, Suffolk has retained many of its iconic medieval buildings with beautiful towns such as Long Melford and Lavenham - also known as the Suffolk Wool Towns – showcasing the incredible architecture, with Lavenham also being known as “Britain’s Best Preserved Town”.
Bury St Edmunds is a market town full of contrasts, presenting a plethora of things to do spanning generations and tastes – a great place to visit whilst on a group holiday. Meander through the pretty abbey gardens, browse the shops and enjoy a leisurely break in one of the many coffee shops and tea rooms.
The coast also boasts a fine array of places to visit. The large beach of Lowestoft makes it an attractive option for families, while the tiny village of Dunwich is backed by a heathland exhibiting all kinds of flora and fauna. To see wildlife of the more exotic variety, head for Africa Alive in Kessingland where giraffes, rhinos, lions and other animals roam through large enclosures.
Felixstowe offers a traditional seaside atmosphere, and you’re sure to have seen Southwold’s beach huts on postcards and in magazines. While enjoying a foray on the coast, be sure to taste some of the fresh local seafood, as well as beef and lamb from nearby farms.
Other interesting things to do in Suffolk include Newmarket, the home of British horseracing, visiting the county’s wool towns, taking a vineyard tour and boating on the Suffolk Broads in Waveney Valley.
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