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Suffolk

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Suffolk is a county with many charming and redeeming features. Here you will find the picturesque seaside resorts of Dunwich, Orford, Southwold and Aldeburgh where there are sandy heaths and mud flats. Head inland and you will find that Suffolk is an agricultural landscape of wheat fields, thatched holiday cottages and rural villages together with attractive market towns like Bungay, Beccles and Bury St. Edmunds.

Weather Averages

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MARCH - MAY High 13.42°c Low 6.04°c Precipitation 0.05mm/hr
JUNE - AUGUST High 21.25°c Low 12.88°c Precipitation 0.07mm/hr
SEPTEMBER - NOVEMBER High 14.4°c Low 8.04°c Precipitation 0.02mm/hr
DECEMBER - FEBRUARY High 7.05°c Low 1.77°c Precipitation 0.07mm/hr

THINGS TO DO IN Suffolk

Suffolk has different family attractions like Pleasurewood Hills Theme Park off the A12 close Lowestoft for the adrenaline junkies or The Otter Trust close Earsham on the A143 where there is the biggest gathering of Otters in natural enclosures ready for the nature lover to find. Framlingham Castle which is near Ipswich and Ickworth House which is near Bury St. Edmunds are two of the region's grand estates that are open to public to visit. There's a plethora of holiday home types to stay in, including static caravans and lodges.

Bury St Edmunds

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Steeped in history, visitors have lots to discover in Bury St Edmunds. Historic places include the Abbey ruins, which is the site of one of the most important medieval monasteries in Europe. Amongst the everyday streets you will discover medieval architecture, Georgian squares and also Britain’s last remaining regency theatre, and the town’s literary links to Shakespeare, Charles Dickens and Norah Lofts. There are also many award-winning restaurants, gastropubs and cafés. You will also find independent boutiques, leading high street stores as well as a wealth of leisure activities, including spas, swimming, golf and tennis.

Felixstowe

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Felixstowe is a much loved, traditional seaside resort renowned for its Blue Flag quality sand and shingle beach, long promenade, immaculate seafront gardens and various seaside attractions. The resort became a popular seaside retreat in the 1880’s and has retained many of its attractive Victorian and Edwardian houses and hotels from that period. The seafront has all attractions you’d expect from a traditional seaside holiday resort including old-fashioned beach huts, fish and chip shops, a funfair, amusement arcade, miniature golf, bowling green, cafés and restaurants, and much, much more.

Southwold

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Southwold is a great place to visit at any time of year, whether it’s just for the day, a weekend or longer. The sea and the beach are an ideal place to spend time during your visit here. Near the pier you will find a boating lake, crazy golf and a large car park for your convenience. If you take a stroll along the Pier here, you will find fantastic views of view of the seafront and the town. The Pier itself has entertainment, exhibitions, refreshments and shops.

LOCAL CUISINE

Suffolk is home to Suffolk cured ham, which is said to be so delicious it is served to the Queen every Christmas. Jimmy Doherty of Jimmy’s Farm TV fame is based in Suffolk; and The Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival is one of England’s most acclaimed foodie gatherings. Other Suffolk specialties are Newmarket sausage, smoked sprats and dark ruby-red beer.

GETTING HERE

Enjoy a great time travelling to Suffolk by train. If you’d prefer to drive to Suffolk a network of A roads threads the county. The A12 runs along the east coast from the M25, Colchester and Chelmsford through Ipswich, Woodbridge, Wickham Market, all the way to Lowestoft, providing good access to Aldeburgh and Southwold on the way. The A14 from Cambridge links Newmarket, Bury St Edmunds, Stowmarket and Ipswich. Stansted Airport is only an hour’s drive from Ipswich, and Norwich Airport is even closer.