Visitor information for the rest of Suffolk
Suffolk is a large county with masses of variety. It has 50 miles of beautiful coastline; two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty; gently undulating countryside dotted with ancient woodlands; vibrant market towns and pretty medieval villages.
We urge you to spend some time here to explore and below are websites from across the county for you to browse and plan your visit to Suffolk.
Covering the whole county, the Visit Suffolk website has lots of articles about the history of the county and ideas for themed holidays. It has an extensive events list, accommodation listings, lots of information on Suffolk's visitor attractions, short videos about Suffolk and a lively blog, which is updated weekly. There are also regular competitions to sign up to, for the opportunity to win a short break to Suffolk, tickets for festivals and events and more.
Bury St Edmunds
A beautiful market town in the west of the county, Bury St Edmunds is known for its majestic cathedral, lovely public gardens with the old abbey ruins; the historic Theatre Royal, now owned by the National Trust; its modern concert hall, The Apex, which has a lively programme of classical, rock and folk music; and excellent shopping facilities throughout the town. Don't miss the annual arts festival in May and the Christmas Fayre in November.
This pleasant market town is the birthplace and home of British horseracing and boasts the fabulous National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and British Sporting Art. Various tours around the town, the National Stud, racecourse and elsewhere are available, to learn more about the town's important racing heritage.
The county town of Suffolk is England's oldest continuously inhabited town. With its vibrant waterfront, museums, theatres and shopping facilities, it's a place worth spending time to get to know. Don't miss Christchurch Mansion, with its important collection of works by artists John Constable and Thomas Gainsborough; catch a dance performance at DanceEast or a play at The New Wolsey; and take a river cruise along the scenic River Orwell, under the elegant Orwell Bridge and past the picturesque Shotley Peninsula.
The Suffolk Coast
The county has a gorgeous coastline that is 50 miles in length and part of the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Sandy beaches, world class culture and traditional seaside towns await visitors to this heritage coast. Lowestoft is the largest town with its family-friendly beaches and at the other end of the scale is the tiny fishing village of Orford, with its boating river, quayside, oysterage, smokehouse and award-winning artisan bakery. In between are Southwold, Aldeburgh (home of Aldeburgh Music and Snape Maltings) and the 'fairytale village' of Thorpeness.
The Waveney Valley
This is the location of the beautiful Suffolk broads with scenic waterways, mills, market towns and villages. The Waveney Valley is a lovely place to visit and is home to visitor attractions such as Somerleyton Hall and Gardens, Bressingham Steam and Gardens and Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum. Take a cruise along the River Waveney, explore the Redgrave and Lopham Fen Nature Reserve or visit the Shorelands Wildlife Garden.