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Baylham House Rare Breeds FarmIpswichFarm
Working livestock farm breeding rare cattle, pigs, sheep, goats & poultry. Animals to feed. Picnic area. Riverside walk. Visitor's Centre with shop, gifts and refreshments.

Bury St Edmunds AbbeyBury St EdmundsMonastery
The extensive remains of the wealthiest and most powerful Benedictine monastery in England, shrine of St Edmund. They include the complete 14th-century Great Gate and NormanTower , and the impressive ruins and altered west front of the immense church.

Carters Teapot PotteryDebenhamPottery
Pottery designing and making Teapots. See them being made, buy in the shop and have Tea in the Conservatory Teashop. Paint pots in Ceramic Cafe.

Dunwich HeathDunwich, SaxmundhamCoast
Tucked away on the Suffolk coast, Dunwich Heath offers you peace and quiet and a true sense of being at one with nature. A rare and precious habitat, the Heath is home to special species such as the Dartford warbler, nightjar, woodlark, ant-lion, adders and much more. Quiet and serene, wild and dramatic, this is an inspiring visit, whatever the time of year. From July to September, the Heath is alive with colour; a patchwork of pink and purple heather and coconut-scented yellow gorse is an unmissable experience.

Flatford: Bridge CottageFlatford, East BergholtOther Building
In the heart of the beautiful Dedham Vale, the charming hamlet of Flatford is the location for some of John Constable's most famous pastoral paintings. Find out more about Constable at the exhibition in Bridge Cottage. Next door is the riverside tea-room and gift shop.

Framlingham CastleFramlinghamCastle
Framlingham Castle is a magnificent 12th century fortress with a long and colourful past which makes a fascinating family day out in Suffolk. The castle was once the refuge of Mary Tudor before she became Queen in 1553 and visitors can now explore over 800 years of life at Framlingham Castle in the ‘From Powerhouse to Poorhouse’ exhibition. Embark on a self-guided journey of discovery with our themed trails and lively audio tour, and explore the Mere and the wall-walk with its spectacular views over the surrounding landscape. Younger audiences will enjoy a variety of themed games and interactives.

Ickworth House, Park & GardensBury St EdmundsHouse & Garden
Explore acres of space, woodland, wildlife, and a stunning architectural oddity, all with a story to match. See how one eccentric man's passion for art, Italy and for having a party led to the creation of this remarkable house and its renowned collection of paintings, portraits, furniture and other treasures. Let your imagination run riot as you stroll in one of England's finest, and possibly earliest, Italianate gardens, and explore the wonderfully intimate Spring and Silver Gardens or the intriguing Stumpery. Go wild, amble or ramble in miles of beautiful woodland walks or even bring a bike.

Lackford Lakes Nature Reserve & Visitor/Education CentreLackfordNature Reserve
Lackford Lakes is a wetland nature reserve with year round importance for wildlife. Visitor centre offers stunning views across reserve with extensive programme of events.

Lady Florence River Cruise RestaurantOrford Boat Restaurant
FINE DINING whilst cruising calm waters on the river, passing Aldeburgh, Havergate and Orfordness. All year. Cosy coal fire in winter. Informative commentary. Maximum 12 passengers.

Landguard FortNr FelixtoweFort
Landguard Fort is the site of the last opposed seaborne invasion of England in 1667 and the first land battle of the Royal Marines. The current fort was built in the 18th century, and modified in the 19th century with substantial additional 19th/20th-century outside batteries. Guided tours and audio tours of the fort are supplemented by an audio-visual presentation of the site’s history, and by guided tours of the outside batteries.

Lavenham GuildhallLavenham, SudburyOther Building
During the boom years of the cloth trade in the 15th and 16th centuries, the residents of Lavenham paid even more in tax than the city of York. The village today is famed for its wealth of surviving timber-framed buildings, which make it one of the best-preserved medieval villages in England. One of the finest of these buildings is the Guildhall of Corpus Christi. Inside, you can follow the changing fortunes of Lavenham through exhibits on the local cloth industry, farming and agriculture before exploring the unique streets that have changed little in five centuries.

Leiston AbbeyLeistonAbbey
The mainly 14th century remains of an abbey of Premonstratensian canons. Among Suffolk’s most impressive monastic ruins, with some spectacular architectural features.

Melford HallLong Melford, SudburyHouse & Garden
For almost five centuries the picturesque turrets of Melford Hall have dominated Long Melford's village green. Devastated by fire in 1942, the house was nurtured back to life by the Hyde Parker family and it remains their much-loved family home to this day. Their interior decoration and furnishings chart changing tastes and fashions over two centuries, but it is the stories of family life at Melford – from visits by their relation Beatrix Potter with her menagerie of animals, through to children sliding down the grand staircase on trays – that make this house more than just bricks and mortar.

Moulton Packhorse BridgeMoultonBridge
A pretty four-arched late medieval bridge, spanning the River Kennett on the old route from Cambridge to Bury St Edmunds.

Orford CastleOrfordCastle
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. The castle is remarkably intact allowing visitors to explore from the basement, through the lower and upper halls to the roof where there are magnificent views seaward to Orford Ness. Around the rooms is a maze of passages leading to the chapel, kitchen and other chambers in the turrets.

Orford Ness National Nature ReserveOrford, WoodbridgeNature Reserve
Take a short boat trip to this wild and remote shingle spit, the largest in Europe. Follow trails through a stunning landscape and a history that will both delight and intrigue. Discover an internationally important nature reserve littered with debris and unusual, often forbidding, buildings from a sometimes disturbing past.

Otley HallOtleyHouse and Garden
Stunning 15th/16th century Tudor Hall with 10 acres of beautiful gardens. Open for historic tours, weddings, conferences and private functions.

Saxtead Green Post MillNr FramlinghamMill
Saxtead Green Post Mill is a corn mill, whose whole body revolves on its base and is one of many built in Suffolk from the late 13th century. Though milling ceased in 1947, it is still in working order. Climb the stairs to various floors, which are full of fascinating mill machinery in the company of our audio tour.

St James`s Chapel (Lindsey)Rose GreenChapel
A pretty thatched 13th century chapel with lancet windows.

Suffolk Owl SanctuaryStonham AspalBird of Prey
Large collection of Owls, Eagles, Hawks, Falcons, Vultures and other beautiful birds of prey, flying free in spectacular displays, falconry courses, children’s activities & picnic areas.

Sutton HooSutton Hoo, WoodbridgeAncient Site
This hauntingly beautiful 103-hectare (255-acre) estate, with far-reaching views over the river Deben, is home to one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of all time. Walk around the ancient burial mounds and discover the incredible story of the ship burial of an Anglo-Saxon king and his treasured possessions. Come face to face with your ancestors and explore our award-winning exhibition, the full-size reconstruction of the burial chamber, stunning replica treasures and original finds from one of the mounds, including a prince's sword. Look inside the Edwardian house or enjoy the beautiful seasonal colours on our estate walks.

Theatre RoyalBury St EdmundsTheatre - Arts Centre
One of the country's most significant theatre buildings and the only surviving Regency playhouse in Britain, the recently restored Grade I listed Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmunds offers visitors a unique and authentic experience of theatre-going in the early 19th century.

Thorington HallStoke by Nayland, ColchesterHouse
Rambling Suffolk farmhouse built around 1600.

West Stow Anglo-Saxon VillageBury St. EdmundsAnglo-Saxon Village
Unique Anglo-Saxon Village reconstructed on original site; archaeological finds displayed. Special events including costume re-enactments. Set within Country Park. Cafe, shop, adventure play area.

Woottens PlantsWenhaston, HalesworthGarden Centre
Woottens nursery grows the largest range of plants in Suffolk. Specialities: Irises, Hemerocallis, Pelargoniums and Auriculas. Woottens Plants are "thumping with health" Anna Pavord.


 
Activity World PlaycentreBury St Edmunds
Aldeburgh MuseumAldeburgh
Aldeburgh Tourist Information CentreAldeburgh
Alder Carr FarmNeedham Market
Amber Museum, TheSouthwold
Angel ComerBury St Edmunds
Animal Health Trust Visitor CentreKentford
Beccles MuseumBeccles
Bury St Edmunds Art GalleryBury St Edmunds
Bury St Edmunds Leisure Centre and West Suffolk Athletics ArenaBury St Edmunds
Bury St Edmunds Tourist Information CentreBury St Edmunds
Buttrums MillWoodbridge
Byways BicyclesDarsham
Christchurch MansionIpswich
Clare Ancient House MuseumClare
Clare Castle Country ParkClare
Coastal VoyagerSouthwold
Deben CruisesWoodbridge
East Anglian Transport MuseumLowestoft
East Bergholt Place GardenEast Bergholt
East England Tank MuseumThetford
Easton Farm ParkWickham Market
Euston HallThetford
Felixstowe MuseumFelixtowe
Felixstowe Tourist Information CentreFelixtowe
Friday Street Farm Shop and TearoomSaxmundham
Gainsborough's HouseSudbury
Giffords Hall Vineyard and Sweet Pea CentreBury St Edmunds
Greene King Brewery Visitor CentreBury St Edmunds
Halesworth GalleryHalesworth
Haughley ParkHaughly
Haverhill and District Local History CentreHaverhill
Helmingham Hall GardensStowmarket
Hengrave HallHengrave
HMS Ganges Association MuseumShotley Gate
Holton Saint Peter PostmillHolton St Peter, Halesworth
Ipswich MuseumIpswich
Ipswich Tourist Information CentreIpswich
Ipswich Town Football Club Stadium TourIpswich
Ipswich Transport MuseumIpswich
Ipswich Unitarian Meeting HouseIpswich
John Russell GalleryIpswich
Kentwell HallLong Melford
Kersey PotteryIpswich
Kidz KingdomIpswich
Laurel Farm HerbsSaxmundham
Lavenham Tourist Information CentreLavenham, Sudbury
Little HallLavenham, Sudbury
Long Shop MuseumLeiston
Lowestoft Maritime MuseumLowestoft
Lowestoft PorcelainLowestoft
Lowestoft Tourist Information CentreLowestoft
Manningtree and District Local History MuseumManningtree
Manor House Museum, TheBury St. Edmunds
Marina Theatre and ToursLowestoft
Mechanical Music Museum and BygonesStowmarket
Mildenhall and District MuseumMildenhall
Mincarlo TrawlerLowestoft
Moyse’s Hall MuseumBury St. Edmunds
Museum of East Anglian LifeStowmarket
National Horseracing MuseumNewmarket
National Stud, TheNewmarket
Newmarket Tourist Information CentreNewmarket
Norfolk & Suffolk Aviation MuseumFlixton, Nr Bungay
Orwell River CruisesGreat Blakenham
Otter Trust, TheBungay
Parham Airfield MuseumParham
Ridgewell Airfield Commemorative MuseumOvington
River Stour TripsSudbury
RSPB Minsmere Nature ReserveSaxmundham
RSPB Stour Estuary Nature ReserveWrabness
RSPB Wolves WoodHadleigh
Shawsgate VineyardFramlingham
Shrubland GardensCoddenham
Sizewell Visitor CentreSizewell
Snape MaltingsSnape
Somerleyton Hall and GardensLowestoft
Southwold PierSouthwold
Southwold Tourist Information CentreSouthwold
St Edmundsbury CathedralBury St Edmunds
St Peters Brewery and Visitor CentreSouth Elmham
Stonham Barns Leisure ComplexStonham Aspal
Stowmarket Tourist Information CentreStowmarket
Sudbury Tourist Information CentreSudbury
Suffolk Odyssey LlamasWalpole
Suffolk Wildlife ParkNr Lowestoft
Thornham Walled GardenThornham Magna
Thorpeness WindmillThorpeness
Valley Farm Riding and Driving CentreWoodbridge
Walberswick Visitor CentreWalberswick
Walled Garden, TheBenhall
Wattisham Airfield MuseumWattisham
Wildtracks Off-Road Activity ParkNewmarket
William Clowes Museum of PrintNewgate Beccles
Wingfield Old College & GardensWingfield
Witenagemot WinesShotley
Woodbridge Tourist Information CentreWoodbridge

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