A Tourist’s Guide To Suffolk

Suffolk has many attractions for travellers that fits many interests and budgets. For example, there are many historical sites where you can take the whole family on a tour. If you will be visiting the area, use these travel tips as your guide.

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Castles

Suffolk has many castles that are well preserved. Framlingham Castle is a good example that shows English heritage very well. You can spend a day exploring the wide array of its interconnected rooms. Many castles offer audio tours. You can visit Orford Castle to explore beautiful views of Orford Ness that is a highlight of Suffolk.

Theatre

If you are in the mood for a show, then consider visiting Bury St. Edmunds and the Theatre Royal. It is a very well reviewed theatre in the country and is also known as and third oldest theatre found in the United Kingdom. This theatre was reopened after two years of remodelling. It offers a full repertoire as well as some tours of the theatre.

Beaches

If you would like to visit the beach on a clear day, consider going to Amber Shop and its museum. It features the beautiful story of Suffolk and its amber trade. Here, you will find many delightful and wood carvings and some artefacts from this delightful area.

Music

Throughout the year, Suffolk puts on a mini concert, Some are performed by professionals whereas others are done by amateurs in their churches. Suffolk has many music festivals some of which take place in a converted malt houses called Snape Maltings. Aldeburgh Music also features music festivals.

Gardens

With a rural location, Suffolk features many gardens. One of the most renowned is Helmingham Hall, which has been preserved for 500 years. These beautiful gardens surround a moated hall that is imbedded in a 400 year old deer park. There is a wonderful blend of modern accents and nature in this garden.

Stonham Barns

Located on the Suffolk rural countryside, Stowmarket feature leisure facilities such as Fishing Lakes, Suffolk Owl Sanctuary, and Fit Club. Stonham Barns also features retail stores where tourists can pick up souvenirs among other items.

Antiquing

If you love to hunt for antiques and unearth hidden treasures, then you will find the Suffolk antique shops as a great place to spend your day. These shops feature many types of pictures, silver, jewellery, and furniture that is sure to delight the heart of a true antiquer. Some of these shops have auctions, where you can take part and then take your treasures home.

Craft courses

Suffolk features many courses that will allow you to put your handiwork to use. Some of these courses are based in the upholstery trade whereas others are eclectic such as hen keeping or beekeeping

Dining

Suffolk offers a great chance to take part in the local flavour of the countryside. There are many farmers markets and farm shops that serves up farm fresh delights for tourists. Visit a farm and learn how to churn butter or even milk a cow. Many of these farms will allow you to churn butter and then use it on freshly baked biscuits.

Art exhibits

Suffolk features many art exhibit, many of which feature local artists. These exhibits will usually allow the chance to purchase artwork directly from the artists.

As you can see, Suffolk offers many different things to do on holiday. From art exhibits to historical castles to even craft courses, there is no doubt that visiting Suffolk will leave a great impression on your mind. It will help you create memories that will last a lifetime. Bring your camera.

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