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19th March 2020 Claire Owen

Top 10 things to do in Suffolk!

There are so many things to do in Suffolk but here are the top 10.

1. Learn about Sutton Hoo

You can’t come to Suffolk and miss the site of one of its most important archaeological discoveries – that of an Anglo Saxon burial ship. The walks around this fascinating attraction are just as appealing as learning about its history.

Sutton Hoo

Don’t miss out on a trip to the fascinating Sutton Hoo

2. Buy a souvenir from Snape Maltings

Snape Maltings really is a treasure trove of lovely things, from homeware to fashion. So you’re bound to uncover something perfect to remind you of your time in Suffolk. You may find your souvenirs start to multiply thanks to all the choice!

3. Enjoy a walk down Southwold Pier

Britain’s only 21st-century pier can be found at Southwold, with all sorts of attractions to catch your eye. Play on the penny pusher, watch an under-the-pier show, or treat yourself to a cake and a cuppa at the cafe.

4. Take a step back in time

Head to one of Suffolk’s imposing castles at Framlingham or Orford to drink in a rich history of kings and queens – not to mention some gorgeous views from on high. The kids will love a run around their undulating grounds.

5. Transport yourself to Africa

Who would have thought you could see savannah animals in Lowestoft? Well, you can at Africa Alive! This park offers a fantastic day out for the family, with all sorts of things to see and do during your trip.

6. Discover a UFO trail

In December 1980, several sightings of a UFO were reported in Rendlesham Forest. A three-mile trail created by Forestry Commission England will take you to all the woodland places connected with this other-worldly activity.

7. Watch live entertainment

Book a night out at the Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmunds, the last Regency playhouse of its kind in the country. With a varied bill including drama, comedy, music and dance, there’s sure to be a show that’s up your street.

8. Go bird watching

Suffolk is home to a number of nature reserves and beauty spots which allow you to spot wildlife in its natural habitat. At RSPB Minsmere, look out for black and white avocets feeding in flat wetlands, plus adders, lizards and water voles.

Water vole

Suffolk is home to a number of nature reserves and beauty spots which allow you to spot wildlife in its natural habitat

9. Indulge in a pint of Adnams

George and Ernest Adnams first started brewing their renowned beer in Southwold all the way back in 1872. Today, there is any number of places to sup a pint or two for yourself, and take some home for friends and family.

10. Have fish and chips on the beach at Aldeburgh

This superb Suffolk seaside resort is a must-visit, and getting some tasty treats from Aldeburgh Fish and Chip Shop is the best way to round off your day out. The queues are more than worth it for this delicious feast!

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Image credits: ©Africa Alive!; English Heritage; Erni/Matthew/

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