Suffolk Local Customs

  • Local Customs
    by arturowan
  • Local Customs
    by arturowan
  • Local Customs
    by arturowan

Suffolk Local Customs

  • Suffolk Pink...

    'Suffolk pink' is the particular hue of paintwork, popular for preserving the plasterwork of the county's thousands of half-timbered cottages...The base colour is ordinary whitewash, with an ingrediant that acts as the 'pinkener'...There is some argument & mystery as to just what this ingrediant was, but most likely candidates are;Berry juice -...

  • Pargetting...

    Pargetting is a Middle English term for a form of bas-relief, derived from the French word 'pargeter' = to throw around...Despite the origins of the word, & the practise, pargetting is nowadays actually a skilled craft, which has been practised in Suffolk for centuries...The practise began in England in the late-Tudor period, & was continued...

  • Edmund, King of the Anglo-Saxons...

    Saint Edmund is the Patron Saint of Suffolk, & was such for all England until his Catholic faith upset a Protestant monarchy...He gives his name to the Suffolk town of Bury Saint Edmunds, where in the grounds of the cathedral he is thought to be buried (see separate tip...)King Edmund was crowned on 25th December 855, & died the ruling monarch at...

  • Lovejoy county...

    Lovejoy is the iconic, antique dealer character who never reveals his Christian name, from the novels by Jonathan Gash (real name; John Grant...)The BBC produced 6 series of Lovejoy, adapted by Ian la Frenais, based on the characters from the series of books, all of which were filmed in East Anglia...Essex, Norfolk, & Suffolk were all visited by...

  • Suffolk village signs...

    Suffolk is full of unspoilt villages & so many of them celebrate their identity with a sign depicting those qualities which make the place just that bit different from the next hamlet...Surprisingly maybe, it's quite a recent tradition, only really escalating after a competition for village signs held in 1920The real impetus behind the elsaborate &...

  • The taste of Suffolk...

    As the cost of fossil fuels rise, & food prices rise accordingly, there is growing enthusiasm to keep food production local...The Taste 0f Suffolk is 1 of many such promoters of locally produced foods, providing foods that have been farmed in the county of origin, which reflect something of the nature of that place...Something that becomes apparent...

  • "Aledburgh Carnival"

    Aldeburgh carnival Is on Monday 15th August 2011,The theme for 2011 is 'Movie Time.The Fair weather rocket heralds a full day of carnival events starting at 8.30 with Swimming Races in the Sea, Children’s Land Sports at 9.30, and the Life-Boat Launch at 11am. The afternoon Carnival Procession which sets off at 3pm will be followed in the evening by...

  • Ask a Question

    Got a question about Suffolk? Get an answer from our Location locals and frequent travelers
  • Write a Review

    Have you been to Suffolk? Write about Suffolk to help travelers.

Suffolk Hotels

See all 150 Hotels in Suffolk
  • Angel Hotel

    This is a great hotel that has been revamped over the last few years (I worked here as a chambermaid...

  • Salthouse Harbour Hotel

    While visiting my son we did some travelling and spent one night in the Salthouse Harbour Hotel in...

  • Ivy House Country Hotel

    Ivy Lane, Oulton Broad, Lowestoft, NR33 8HY, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Swan

    The Swan Hotel is a half-timbered property in the very heart of the old town, & has not changed...

  • Wentworth Hotel

    A three star hotel. It has 30 bedrooms in the main buidling, 18 with sea view, and 7 other rooms in...

  • The Hotel Elizabeth Orwell

    Hamilton Rd, Felixstowe, EN, IP11 7DX, United King

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

  • The Crown & Castle

    Orford, Woodbridge, IP12 2LJ, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • The Swan Hotel

    Market Place, Southwold, IP18 6EG, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

  • Bedford Lodge Classic Hotel

    Bury Road, Newmarket, Newmarket, East Anglia, CB8 7BX, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

Top Suffolk Hotels

Lowestoft Hotels
24 Reviews - 78 Photos
Ipswich Hotels
59 Reviews - 130 Photos
Bury Saint Edmunds Hotels
73 Reviews - 191 Photos
Woodbridge Hotels
23 Reviews - 53 Photos
Felixstowe Hotels
32 Reviews - 67 Photos
Aldeburgh Hotels
31 Reviews - 86 Photos
Newmarket Hotels
5 Reviews - 23 Photos
Southwold Hotels
25 Reviews - 64 Photos
Lavenham Hotels
25 Reviews - 108 Photos
Long Melford Hotels
5 Reviews - 16 Photos
Framlingham Hotels
2 Reviews - 21 Photos
Brandon Hotels
5 Reviews - 6 Photos
Beccles Hotels
3 Reviews - 14 Photos

Instant Answers: Suffolk

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

31 travelers online now


Suffolk Local Customs

Reviews and photos of Suffolk local customs posted by real travelers and locals. The best tips for Suffolk sightseeing.
Map of Suffolk