Suffolk Travel Guide

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Ipswich

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75,151,41

Lowestoft

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24,78,21

Bury Saint Edmunds

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73,186,29

Felixstowe

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25,33,6

Lavenham

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20,77,6

Southwold

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25,64,3

Aldeburgh

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31,86,8

Woodbridge

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23,53,12

Newmarket

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5,23,14

Long Melford

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5,16,5

Beccles

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3,14,3

Stoke by Nayland

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1,5,0

Polstead

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3,4,0

Kersey

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4,26,0

Ipswich

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  • Weekday Bargain

    Ipswich Restaurants

    For an inexpensive week day meal, try this Carvery where from Monday to Friday carvery meals are 2 for £10. a bargain !!! Saturday and Sunday Carvery is £7.65 per person.There is a bar area where you sit until your table is ready (there is no booking tables here), and an outside area with picnic tables for the sunny weather, where you can just sit...

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  • Salthouse Harbour Hotel

    Ipswich Hotels

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

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  • Ipswich Museum: A truly dedicated staff

    Ipswich Off The Beaten Path

    While googling for information about Ipswich, I came across the website of the Ipswich Museum and decided to go there.It's about 10 minutes to walk from the town centre, up a hill in a residential area.The Ipswich Museum - not to be confused with the Transport Museum there - has a large exhibition of local wildlife and local history.The staff were...

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Lowestoft

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  • Dad's Army locations...

    Lowestoft Things to Do

    The fictional Walmington-on-Sea, a supposedly typical English seaside resort, where all the characters live & work, who comprise the Homeguard that is Dad's Army, takes many of its scene settings from Thetford, Norfolk. However, Thetford isn't a seaside resort, so when an episode was filmed featuring a seaside setting, the cast & crew had to travel...

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  • Ivy House Country Hotel

    Lowestoft Hotels

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

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Lowestoft Scores Trail

    Lowestoft Things to Do

    On a wall near the entrance to Martellos Cafe in Sparrows Nest Park, was this plaque, which I took a quick snap of, before dashing into the cafe. The rain was getting heavier by the minute. So, I didn't really take much notice of the information, and forgot about it.Leaving the park and crossing to Belle Vue Park, I spotted a plaque and sign 'Cart...

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Bury Saint Edmunds

  • Moyse's Hall Museum...

    Bury Saint Edmunds Things to Do

    Moyse's Hall Museum & Art Gallery is situated in the historic towncentre, Market Place, & has been on the same site since 18990ver the centuries, this historic building has served as a tavern & gaol, & posesses some of the finest architecture in Bury Saint Edmunds...The museum has numerous themed displays, pertaining to the history of the town, &...

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  • Angel Hotel

    Bury Saint Edmunds Hotels

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

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  • M.R.James...

    Bury Saint Edmunds Local Customs

    Montague Rhodes James was born 1st August 1862, near Dover in Kent, his parents moving 3 years later to Great Livermere, on the outskirts of Bury Saint Edmunds...He became a boarder at the leading boys' preparatory educational establishments, Temple Grove School in September 1873There is some debate amongst scholars as to what befell James during...

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Felixstowe

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  • Visit the Theatre

    Felixstowe Things to Do

    The Spa Pavillion Theatre has been providing entertainment since 1909, built on a fresh water spa dating back to Victorian times, still active today.The Spa has recently been renovated, and is on the Seafront with shows throughout the year, from amateurs to top name stars.For tickets or further information contact the Box Office on (01394)...

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  • The Hotel Elizabeth Orwell

    Felixstowe Hotels

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

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

  • Ferry Boat Inn - traditional pub

    Felixstowe Restaurants

    The Ferry Boat Inn is a cool old pub located close to the ferry terminal at the northern end of Felixstowe. It dates back to the 15th century, and has lovely flagstone floors, low ceilings and a wood burning stove. The walls are lined with old photos and drawings of days gone by.Make sure you check out the plaque showing the flood levels over the...

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Lavenham

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  • A place preserved in time...

    Lavenham Favorites

    Suffolk as a county is spoilt for 'olde worlde' hamlets, that seem to exist out of time with their surrounding world, but Lavenham is a case again - you really do have to see it to believe how well preserved an example it is of a bygone English village...Because it's so well preserved as a timepiece, it has become a favourite with filmmakers,...

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  • Last Tango In Lavenham!

    Lavenham Local Customs

    Lavenham still looks so much as it did when it was originally built, it is no surprise that the hamlet is visited time & again by tv & movie producers as a period-authentic backdrop...Being located in mid-Suffolk, the county most often associated with the BBC drama, Lovejoy - Lavenham has featured in the programme throughout the series, most...

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Southwold

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  • Gun Hill cannons

    Southwold Things to Do

    The six eighteen pound cannons looking out to sea on Gun Hill are said to have been given to the town by the Royal Armouries in 1746.

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  • Blyth Hotel

    Southwold Hotels

    Station Road, Southwold, IP18 6AY, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

  • Southwold Pier

    Southwold Things to Do

    Southwold's original pier dates from 1900 though it sustained damage during WWII then two episodes of further damage caused by storms. Rebuilding work was completed in 2001 and it was awarded Pier of the Year in 2002. The pier has a quirky assortment of amusement machines.

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Aldeburgh

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  • the Sailors Path

    Aldeburgh Sports & Outdoors

    Another lovely walk in the Sailors Path which will take you from Snape Maltings to Aldeburgh. Allow 3 hours for the walk through lovely country and along the river. From Aldeburgh you can catch a bus back to Snape Maltings or walk back (if you are very energetic). You get lovely views over the Maltings at the beginning of the walk and the chance of...

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  • Wentworth Hotel

    Aldeburgh Hotels

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

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  • seaside walk

    Aldeburgh Sports & Outdoors

    If you enjoy a seaside walk then park your car on Golf rd in Felixstowe (there is a paid parking area) but if it is quiet you can park on the road and leave your car there. Then walk through the car park and through the line of beach houses to the shore. From there you can walk along the sea front front to Felixstowe Ferry which is a little fishing...

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Woodbridge

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  • Visit Sutton Hoo

    Woodbridge Things to Do

    The National Trust now own this important archaeological site. As a consequence it is very well regulated and laid out with an excellent museum and guided tours ( which are at extra cost).There are several other Sutton Hoo tips written by other people so I'll not go into detail except to say that the exhibition's reconstruction of the ship, in...

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  • The Crown & Castle

    Woodbridge Hotels

    Orford, Woodbridge, IP12 2LJ, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • The Shire Hall

    Woodbridge Things to Do

    Built by Thomas Seckford in 1575, this is a classic Tudor-style building. It's the centre of the town, standing on Market Hill.

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Newmarket

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  • Thetford Forest

    Newmarket Things to Do

    About half an hour by car from Newmarket, Thetford Forest is a place where you can enjoy beautiful nature and if you want sports facilities. Within the forest there is ‘CenterParcs’ if you want to spend more than one day in the area.

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  • Bedford Lodge Classic Hotel

    Newmarket Hotels

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

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Trip to Ely

    Newmarket Things to Do

    Ely is famous for its Cathedral and the river Great Ouse, which might be of great interest to you if you are thinking about renting a boat and exploring English waterways. There is one interesting detail about the river – in 1944 the boat race between teams of Cambridge and Oxford took place on Great Ouse because at the time it was too risky to...

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Long Melford

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  • Holy Trinity Church

    Long Melford Things to Do

    The Holy Trinity Church is located at the northern end of Long Melford, by the village green. It is known as one of the great Suffolk wool churches, and it dates back to the 15th century, though the tower was built in 1903. It is filled with medieval stained glass, which flood the nave with light.This church, built from stone and flint is very...

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  • Black Lion Hotel

    Long Melford Hotels

    The Green, Long Melford, CO10 9DN, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Village Lockup

    Long Melford Favorites

    This small brick building stands by Melfords village green, at the turning to nearby Glemsford. As far as I know it is the old village lockup, that was used to house minor criminals and miscreants overnight. It seems rather ornate for such a structure, although that means it ties in rather nicely with Tudor built Melford Hall, which stands...

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Beccles

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  • Twyford House Cafe

    Beccles Restaurants

    On our brief visit to Beccles we required a coffee - after a quick look around it became clear that the best place in town was Twyfords.Twyfords is a nice looking cafe located in an old Tailor/Outfitters shop. They have delicious looking cakes, hand made chocolates, ice creams and light meals. We had a 'cafe au lait' and couldn't resist a tasty...

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  • Waveney House Hotel

    Beccles Hotels

    Puddingmoor, Beccles, NR34 9PL, uk

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Solo

  • Walk around town.

    Beccles Things to Do

    Walking around this small town reveals an interesting variety of building styles. There are buildings ranging in era from mediaeval to Georgean brick. It is quite an eye opener in such a small place. The chuch in the centre of town is also quite unusual because its tower is separted from the main building.

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Stoke by Nayland

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    by elucas Updated Aug 25, 2008

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    If you like good food and wine in a sophisticated atmosphere don’t miss this. The 15th Century Crown Inn has been considerably extended to form an attractive restaurant and patio area.

    The food is excellent with fresh ingredients, there is a lot of fresh fish, but also chicken, steak and vegetarian dishes. The menu includes “Catch of the Day,” the day we visited, in August 2006, there were dishes based on fresh mackerel, skate, haddock and plaice.

    Food is served daily from noon until 2.30pm, Sundays, noon until 3.30pm.
    Evenings: from 6pm to 9.30pm Monday to Thursday, 6pm until 10pm Friday, Saturday, and 6pm to 9pm on Sundays.

    If you wish to stay overnight the Crown has 11 quiet rooms at the rear of the property which overlook open countryside.
    Breakfast is served from 7.30 - 10.30am Monday - Saturday and from 8.00am until midday on Sunday. Breakfast can also be served to visitors who are not staying.

    The service was good, attentive, but not intrusive and the loos were clean, nice and looked after. The overall price was quite good value for money. There is a large car park and, on a sunny day, the patio has views of unspoilt, lush, green countryside – Constable country.

    Favorite Dish: The clever part of the menu was the food pairings, not only of different dishes, but the style of wine to go with the particular dish. I spotted White Burgundy, Riesling d’Alsace, Gewurztraminer, (a spicy rich wine), Muscat (dessert wine) to name but a few. I had dressed crab with garlic mayonnaise, a side salad and chips. Now these were not the usual thin packet chips, but big chunky fresh potato chips and they balanced the intense richness of the crabmeat very well.

    Andrew had tagiatelle and mixed salad and to follow a generous cheese platter, complete with relish, celery and grapes. I had quite a rich tart with a flourish of Mascapone cheese topped by a strawberry. The portions were attractively presented and generous but not huge – just nice really !

    We did not try the wines, but judging by the list and the pairings with food, they certainly know about good, flavoursome and quality wines. Unusually for a restaurant there is a shop in one corner where wines can be bought, either to have at the restaurant or to take away, as well as chocolate and jams etc. The wine list was very serious with lots of high quality names – I would love to go back there with money to spend !

    The Crown at Stoke by Nayland

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Polstead

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  • The Red Barn Murder!

    Polstead Local Customs

    Any modernday visitor to the sleepy hamlet of Polstead, would probably be surprised to discover, if they did not already know the history of the settlement, that it is the location of 1 of the most notorious murders on English record...The case so touched national opinion in its time, that a play was written around the central characters - The Red...

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  • Red Barn Murder Relics...

    Polstead Off The Beaten Path

    Unfortunately, there is little left in modernday Polstead to indicate it was once the site of a famous, "moi-der"!Well, the dirty-deed did happen in 1827You might think that the passage of time has erased the crime scene, but in fact not so!The Red Barn Murder & its even more notorious aftermath, prove 1 thing - human nature has not changed since...

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  • Perfect Polstead!

    Polstead Favorites

    I have been visiting Polstead by car or bicycle for 40 years, & it has always felt like a favourite place to me...Whether visiting the scenically-situated church, or sitting aside the great pond which gives the hamlet its name, I only have fond memories of this sleepy place...It is a place where time just seems to stand still - the only change in...

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Kersey

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  • Kersey Mill...

    Kersey Things to Do

    Kersey Mill is located near the main road between Hadleigh & Bildeston, & was once a water-powered mill with 3pairs of engine-driven milling stones...After falling into disrepair, there were plans to convert the mill building into apartments, but instead, the mill has been restores to appear as it would have looked in its heyday, although the...

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  • The perfect Suffolk Village?

    Kersey Favorites

    I can remember visiting Kersey as a young child - when I return today, the village looks just the same - it's 1 of those sleepy Suffolk places that never seems to alter...Even if you've never set foot in the place, if you did, chances are you might receive a sense of 'deja-vu', as if you'd been there before, & the reason could be simply explained -...

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  • St Mary's Church

    Kersey Things to Do

    Kersey's St Mary's Church sits up on a hill, high above the village. Research tells me that it probably dates back to the 14th century, though several changes and additions have been made to the church over the centuries. Its impressive tower is built entirely from flint, and was completed in 1481. Entry to the church yard is via the Lych Gate....

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