Suffolk and the Heritage Coast has so much to offer, with activities to suit all tastes. There are some great places to discover, including unspoilt towns and villages, ancient churches, antiques, art galleries, wonderful walks and cycle trails along beaches, through pine forests, across heathland. There are also a number of foot and cycle ferries too.
A beautiful seaside town, Aldeburgh is famous for its Fish & Chips, Blue Flag shingle beach and fisherman huts where freshly caught fish are sold daily, the Aldeburgh Yacht Club, boutique shops and excellent pubs & restaurants. Aldeburgh also hosts a fantastic carnival and firework display which is usually the 3rd Monday in August.
A great family day out, where world renowned gardener and horticulturist Alan Bloom combined his passion for plants and gardens with his love of steam to create a truly unique experience for all the family.
A truly delightful Georgian influenced town. The cathedral which had some superb work carried out for the millennium.
Colchester is Britain’s oldest recorded town, granted city status in 2022, attracting more than 4.5m visitors every year. Both thriving and modern, with a unique heritage and history, its many attractions include the famous Colchester Zoo and Colchester Castle. Colchester also boasts an indoor swimming pool and Aqua Springs Spa.
Dedham is a market town with nearby Flatford Mill, immortalised by the paintings of John Constable.
Dunwich is famous for its eroding cliffs and superb walks, as well as historically being one of the biggest sea ports on the East coast. The Ship at Dunwich is the aptly named village pub, which offers excellent traditional home-cooked food and a selection of locally brewed ales and cider.
Felixstowe is an Edwardian seaside town on the Suffolk coast, famous for its beach, seafront amusements, pier and Landguard fort and museum. The busy town centre is home to a good indoor swimming pool and many shops and restaurants too. There are two foot and cycle ferries, one from by Landguard fort serving Harwich Harbour where a visit to The Pier restaurant is worthwhile, and another from Felixstowe Ferry at the northern end of Felixstowe, crossing the river Deben to Bawdsey.
Ipswich is the County Town of Suffolk, and is also one of England’s oldest towns, having first taken shape in Anglo-Saxon times. It is a vibrant and cosmopolitan town, with extensive shops, restaurants, museums, galleries, a good indoor swimming pool, theatre and much more.
Lavenham is a Tudor wool town with some outstanding Tudor houses. Lavenham offers the perfect backdrop with fine medieval buildings, the National Trust Guildhall and the church of St Peter and St Paul with the tallest village church tower in England. The village plays host to live events , car rallies, and has been an inspirational location shoot for TV productions and films including Harry Potter , The Deathly Hallows Part One.
Unique new conservation of 239 acres located at Martlesham Creek. The land had been organically farmed for 30 years and has now been acquired by Suffolk Wildlife Trust.
A birdwatchers paradise, where you can enjoy stunning views and the thrill of seeing some of our rarest birdlife from hides, and some stunning countryside walks. The Eels Foot Pub offers an excellent atmosphere, locally brewed real ales and superb food.
A friendly coastal town with a castle and bustling quay from which one can take boat trips to Aldeburgh and Shingle Street. Smokeries famous for smoked salmon, ham hocks and Butley oysters. Named as one of the top 101 Best Places to Live in Britain by The Sunday Times.
A great day out for all the family with numerous rides, activities and attractions.
Snape Maltings is a popular tourist destination not in, but nearby to the village of Snape. Home to the superb and world renowned Maltings Concert Hall. With a selection of shops, restaurants and art galleries, plus many events and activities, visiting Snape Maltings is a must.
Another of Suffolk’s wonderful seaside towns, Southwold is home to the Adnams brewery, famous lighthouse and beach huts. Splendid art galleries, fine shops and pubs and the Blackshore harbourside for excellent fresh fish.
Based at Levington, Suffolk Yacht Harbour is the East Coast’s leading independent marina, with 550 berths and a boatyard with maintenance, repair and rigging services, sailing school, new boat sales and more…
One of the greatest archaeological discoveries of all time, the hauntingly beautiful Sutton Hoo is a group of Anglo-Saxon burial mounds with stunning far-reaching views over the river Deben.
Just north of Aldeburgh, Thorpeness is an attractive yet quirky seafront holiday village. Canoes and rowing boats can be hired on the Mere, to explore the Peter Pan themed islands, coves and landings. The golf course at Thorpeness is regarded as one of the finest in Suffolk and the restaurants cater for all tastes. The Dolphin is also a good place to eat. An excellent carnival and firework display takes place on the Mere the Friday after Aldeburgh Carnival.
Located between Aldeburgh and Soutwold, Walberswick is a charming unspoilt seaside location. It is famed for hosting the British Open Crabbing Championships from 1980 to 2010 and still boasts crabbing opportunities aplenty.
Just 2 miles away from Moon & Sixpence, Waldringfield is a small and pretty village on the banks of the River Deben in Suffolk, where you will find the Waldringfield Sailing Club and Marina.
An historic riverside market town with a Marina, boasting some of the very best restaurants, pubs and shopping in the coastal area. The working tide mill is a major attraction, as is the small but excellent and friendly cinema.