Local Attractions in Suffolk
Suffolk is a true unexplored gem of the English countryside. It has a wealth of attractions to visit and see and below are some of our top places to visit:
Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich
The New Wolsey Theatre is a Suffolk producing theatre, located in the Westgate area of Ipswich. It is a mid-sized regional theatre, having a seating capacity of 400.
Our mission is to create, develop and produce a vital and dynamic programme of theatre and other live performances and projects, for all the people of Suffolk and surrounding areas.
Tide Mill, Woodbridge
Woodbridge Tide Mill in Woodbridge, Suffolk, is a rare example of a tide mill whose water wheel still turns and is capable of grinding a wholemeal flour. The mill is a Grade I listed building.
Beth Chatto Gardens
Beth Chatto Gardens were created by award winning gardener, author and lecturer Beth Chatto.
The gardens are an inspiration to gardeners and garden lovers and welcome visitors from all over the world. They are also a renowned nursery and stock over 2000 varieties of plants, many propagated from plants in the Gardens.
Sutton Hoo, near Woodbridge, Suffolk, is the site of two 6th- and early 7th-century cemeteries. One contained an undisturbed ship-burial, including a wealth of Anglo-Saxon artefacts of outstanding art-historical and archaeological significance, most of which are now in the British Museum in London. The site is in the care of the National Trust.
Wyken is a 1200-acre farm which includes a 7-acre vineyard producing award-winning wines, including the English Wine of the Year in 2009.
Wyken also has a restaurant and country store on its property.
Hemligham Hall and Gardens
Helmingham Hall is a moated manor house in Helmingham, Suffolk, England. It was begun by John Tollemache in 1480 and has been owned by the Tollemache family ever since. The house is built around a courtyard in typical late medieval/Tudor style.
The house is listed Grade I on the National Heritage List for England, and its park and formal gardens are also Grade I listed on the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens.
Glemham Hall and Gardens
Glemham Hall is one of the finest and most unique venues in Suffolk offering exclusive-use together with an unrivalled personal service. Its backdrop of historical elegance combines effortlessly with modern day interests to enhance any event.
Kentwell Hall is a stately home in Long Melford, Suffolk, England. It includes the hall, outbuildings, and a rare breeds farm and gardens. Most of the current building facade dates from the mid-16th century
The family home of the Dukes of Grafton, Euston Hall is a medium-sized, red brick Palladian house that was remodelled from a 16th century building. It is located in the Euston Village in Suffolk.
Attractions at Euston Hall include the Pleasure Grounds, an octagonal-style Temple folly, a Porter’s Lodge, a watermill and a Wren-style Parish church.
Ickworth House is a country house near Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk. It is a neoclassical building set in parkland. The house was the residence of the Marquess of Bristol before being sold to the National Trust in the late 20th century.
Flatford Mill is a Grade I listed watermill on the River Stour at Flatford in East Bergholt, Suffolk.
The mill was owned by the artist John Constable’s father and is noted as the location for many of Constable’s works. It is referred to in the title of one of his most iconic paintings, Flatford Mill (Scene on a Navigable River)
Framlingham Castle is a castle in the market town of Framlingham in Suffolk.
Framlingham Castle is a magnificent 12th century fortress with a long and colourful past which makes a fascinating family day out in Suffolk.
Orford Castle is a castle in the village of Orford, Suffolk. It was built between 1165 and 1173 by Henry II of England to consolidate royal power in the region.
The well-preserved keep, described by historian R. Allen Brown as “one of the most remarkable keeps in England”, is of a unique design and probably based on Byzantine architecture.
Adnams Brewery Tour
Established in 1872, Adnams is best-known as a brewer of beer.
Adnams Brewery Tours allow visitors to explore behind the scenes and discover how they create their award-winning beers and spirits. Visitors can get creative and make their very own gin!
is a working farm and open for visitors seven days a week.
There’s loads to do at the farm for a great family day out. The Farm has a Nature Trail, Woodland Walk, Beautiful Gardens, Farm Shop, Adventure Play Area, Barn Restaurant and Field Kitchen.
Colchester Zoo is home to over 260 species set in 60 acres of parkland and lakes.
The Zoo is listed as the 11th best zoo around the world and in the top 2 zoos in the UK as part of the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Attractions.
Snape Maltings is one of the world’s leading centres of music. The creative campus is home to Aldeburgh Music, a year-round programme with a unique artistic model.
For visitors, Snape Maltings brings together outstanding concerts and events, distinctive independent shops, cafes, galleries, walks and river trips, all set against a breathtaking expanse of reeds, water and sky.
Suffolk Cycle Breaks
Our self-guided cycling holidays and cycling short breaks feature circular routes in Suffolk and include hotel to hotel and single centre cycling tours.
Explore medieval Lavenham, Bury St Edmunds and the half-timbered Wool Towns; the Stour Valley and oh-so-English landscapes of Constable Country, or the castle-rich Heritage Coast around Orford, Aldeburgh, Felixstowe and Southwold.
GT Classic Car Hire
GT Classic Hire is based near Stowmarket, Suffolk in East Anglia. We hire classic cars for you to enjoy either self drive or chauffeur driven for your wedding or any special occasion.