Wetlands, open fields and a spectacular coastline define this county in the southern half of East Anglia. It shares part of "The Broads" with its (slightly) larger counterpart of Norfolk. It is a land crisscrossed by ancient waterways and peppered with white-sail windmills and pink-washed cottages. Areas of historical interest can be found in all corners of the county.
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“If you are looking for a base from which to discover the many delights of the Suffolk coastline, or just somewhere quiet and relaxing to unwind and recharge your batteries, then we have the perfect place for you. With a commanding beach front location we offer superb accommodation and excellent facilities. ”
Market Cross Place, Aldeburghrooms from £101.00 View Prices
“Our location just a stones throw from the beach is ideal for those who are here on holiday and want to enjoy the beach, the sea and the bracing sea air. We provide our guests with excellent accommodation, home cooked and tasty food, and personal, courteous service from dedicated staff. ”
The Parade, Aldeburghrooms from £129.00 View Prices
“Located just a short journey from Bury St Edmunds our superb establishment is set in one of the finest medieval villages in England. It is a perfect marriage of charming olde-worlde character and modern technology. We provide our guests with superb accommodation and excellent facilities in unique and beautiful surroundings.”
High Street, Lavenhamrooms from £105.00 View Prices
“Located just a short walk from the beach, next to the Meare a wonderfully scenic lake that is perfect for wildlife and bird watching. Our magnificent establishment provides an excellent standard of accommodation and the very latest in facilities to ensure that our guests have everything they need to make their stay with us a memorable experience.”
Thorpeness, Thorpenessrooms from £95.00 View Prices
“Located in 120 acres of peaceful and tranquil Suffolk countryside our modern and luxurious establishment offers the perfect setting for a relaxing, away from it all, weekend break, a longer holiday or as a base for those exploring the surrounding area for pleasure or on business.”
Ufford Pk, Woodbridgerooms from £71.10 View Prices
“Standing in the centre of the town of Woodbridge our establishment has been the landmark hotel in the town for generations. With fourteen spacious and comfortable rooms, a superb restaurant serving a wide range of foods in relaxed and informal surroundings and friendly, efficient service from courteous and pleasant staff it will remain the premier place to stay. ”
Market Hill, Woodbridgerooms from £89.00 View Prices
“Our location in the centre of the town of Woodbridge makes us the ideal choice of accommodation for visitors to the area. We offer a superb range of modern and comfortable accommodation, an excellent restaurant with wonderful food and wide choice of fine wines and attentive, personal service to our guests.”
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History all around you is found in rural areas, One such is the Anglo-Saxon burial site of Sutton Hoo (regarded as the most important and atmospheric of its kind in England), Another is the crafted city of Bury St Edmunds with its famous abbey and 20th-century cathedral.
Both towns and countryside are the attractions along Suffolk's 40-mile stretch of Heritage Coast. This Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, its cliffs and heather heaths have been eaten away at by erosion from the North Sea, leading to some distinctly shaped shoreline.
One of the most notable victims to this regression is the 'lost city' of Dunwich (population 1,000). This seat of power for the Anglican Kings of the 7th century once housed 12 churches. However since the last collapsed in 1919, they all belong to the sea.
The majority of the splendid surroundings and nature reserves have not suffered the same fate of course. One such is the delightful coastal town of Aldeburgh. Its Tudor Moot Hall, with an intricately carved half-timbered facade, is a main attraction. Also not to be missed is the annual classical music festival, held here in June and founded by ex-resident Benjamin Britten.