Places to Visit
Here you can find a list of our recommended places to visit in our local area. Click the images to be redirected to their website.
The country house hotel by the sea. The Wentworth restaurant in Aldeburgh boasts wonderful sea views and serves delicious cuisine made with fresh, local produce.
Aldeburgh is world-renowned thanks to its connection with Benjamin Britten, the founder of the Aldeburgh Festival, which takes place in June every year. Pastel-coloured 19th Century holiday villas line the promenade and to the east, the pebble beach with fisherman’s huts selling the daily catch.
Minsmere is a wonderful place for wildlife, but there’s also a fascinating story of why the landscape looks like it does today. When exploring the reserve, look out for the medieval chapel and Second World War defences.
National Trust Dunwich
A precious landscape on the Suffolk coast.
Important notice – Car park unlocked between 9am & 5pm. Please keep your dog on a lead and stay on the paths to protect wildlife and ground nesting birds.
Suffolk Wildlife Trust Darsham Marshes
Nestled within the Minsmere River Valley, Darsham Marshes is a classic representative marshland site that has been traditionally managed for many years in order to achieve its diverse mix of flora…
Suffolk Wildlife Trust Carlton Marshes
An astounding 28 species of dragonfly have been spotted here. Carlton Marshes lie in the Waveney Valley at the southern tip of the Norfolk Broads and is part of the Suffolk Broads. It comprises a jigsaw of grazing marsh, fens, peat pools, short fen meadow, tall fen (called ‘tall litter fen’), dykes, pools and scrub. Mostly man-made, these habitats have developed over hundreds of years of traditional management and now host specialised wildlife.
Long Shop Museum, Leiston
The Long Shop Museum was founded in 1984. An accredited museum, it is housed in a cluster of historic buildings in the Suffolk town of Leiston. These form part of the original 19th century works site of Richard Garrett and Sons. Garretts were world-famous manufacturers of steam engines and other agricultural machinery.
Surrounded by parkland and a picturesque lake, Framlingham Castle was once at the centre of a vast network of power and influence. Muster your courage,walk the spectacular wall walk and explore the towering walls behind which Mary Tudor was proclaimed Queen of England. From the remarkable 10.5 metres high curtain wall, take in breath-taking views of the Suffolk landscape and imagine life over 500 years ago.
Discover one of England’s most complete and unusual keeps, at this fascinating visitor attraction in Suffolk. The unique polygonal tower keep of Orford Castle stands beside the pretty town and former port, which Henry II also developed here.
Suffolk Punch Trust, Hollesley
The Suffolk Punch horse is the oldest English breed of working horse. The Suffolk Punch Trust was founded to help protect the critically endangered Suffolk horse through its established breeding programme, raising public awareness and training a new generation of professionals to work with these iconic heavy horses.
Snape Maltings Concert Hall & Shops
Snape Maltings sits on the bank of the River Alde, surrounded by an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and just six miles from Aldeburgh. Our beautiful heritage site, with its converted Victorian buildings, is home to independent shops and galleries, wonderful places to eat, and several performance venues – including the world-famous Snape Maltings Concert Hall.
Sutton Hoo has many things to offer. You can enjoy nice walks, visit the Tranmer House or the awe-inspiring Anglo-Saxon royal burial site. Click here to check out the website.
Yoxford Antiques Centre and Gardens
Yoxford Antiques Centre welcomes customers old and new to what we – and many others – consider to be the best antiques centre in Suffolk! Set in several acres of natural gardens, this is an increasingly popular venue for a great day out in the Suffolk countryside.
With its sandy beach and beach hut-lined promenade, Southwold offers a wonderful environment for holidays and weekends away, as well as a thriving market town atmosphere.
Situated just off the A12 between Aldeburgh and Lowestoft, Southwold is the perfect destination for young and old, families and couples. Whether it’s relaxation or exhilaration you’re after from your break away, this picturesque seaside town is the perfect year-round destination.
The small village of Thorpeness is dominated by the Mere, which is popular all year round and bears witness to the village’s fantastical past. In 1910 Stuart Ogilvie bought the hamlet and set to transform it into a private fantasy holiday village. Today the village is just how Ogilvie envisaged it with pretty mock Tudor houses and the fairy-tale ‘House in the Clouds’
The ‘gem’ in Suffolk’s crown, Woodbridge combines excellent shops with superb pubs and restaurants and numerous activities both indoors and out. On the edge of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Woodbridge is the perfect base from which to explore the Suffolk Coast and its many tourist attractions.