Combining the best of the UK’s coastal resorts and countryside havens, it’s no surprise that visitors have been flocking to Suffolk for years. A county that’s filled and surrounded with plenty of beauty and nature, it’s bordered by more than 50 miles of coastline and nestled amongst the greenest landscapes. Areas like The Brecks, Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds and Southwold make this a luxury destination that’s well worth a visit.
Quiet getaways, adventure-packed weekends, lively day trips – whatever you’re looking for and whoever’s invited – you’re sure to find something to keep you busy here. Think quaint towns, medieval villages, bustling cities and everything in between. The finest food and drink, endless walking and hiking trails, family-friendly attractions and scenes that have inspired writers and artists. And for those that are feeling lucky, a trip to the home of horse racing at Newmarket should definitely be on your list.
The cottages with hot tubs are just as impressive too – whether you’re here for a long or short break. Choose from those smaller pads with just the right amount of intimacy, larger log cabins with hot tubs and space for all the family or pet-friendly properties that offer a home away from home for all guests. One thing’s for sure when you start the search for a Suffolk hot tub break, you’ll definitely be spoiled for choice.
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Offering the best of both worlds, and everything you could want from a UK break, these are some of the most popular Suffolk locations.
Best for? Horse racing
The home of horse racing, Newmarket makes for a great day out – for all ages. Plus, even if betting isn’t your sport, the market town is still a good one to have on your list. Boasting a traditional British feel, plenty of bars and cafes to refuel in and lots of independent shops to peruse, there’s never a shortage of things going on. It’s not just about horses here either as there are other cultural experiences and family-friendly attractions – like a food and drink trail and spa packages.
Best for? A seaside trip
Imagine the most picture-perfect seaside town, and multiply it by 5, and you’ve got Southwold. It’s charming, historical and a popular seaside town on the Suffolk Heritage Coast. Here, you’ll find golden sands decorated with beach huts and a pier, incredible lodges and cottages, and a town centre packed with independent shops, cafes and amazing pubs. There’s even a local distillery serving up the most delicious treats.
Bury St Edmunds
Best for? A short break
It was once called “the nicest town in the world” by traveller and essayist William Cobbett – and today, many would still agree. Often shortened to Bury, it’s a historic market town and cathedral town that’s close to Ipswich, making it a great base for your family trip. Of course, with such a rich history surrounding it, a day spent exploring the local heritage is a must. But there’s also museums, shops, theatres, bars and walking trails to keep you busy.
Best for? A family-friendly seaside trip
Looking for a UK beach break? Felixstowe has been a popular destination with families of all sizes and ages, for years. Think family attractions like go karts and crazy golf, award-winning gardens, beautiful golden sands, lots of history and culture, and plenty of shops. That’s not all either as there are also lots of independent cafes and pubs, with owners who are more than happy to stop and chat. Walking and hiking trails along the coast are sure to keep everyone entertained too.
Best for? A little bit of history
Nestled in the finest Suffolk countryside, Lavenham is often said to be one of the UK’s best-kept medieval villages. Here, everywhere you look there’s history, heritage and charm – with medieval streets and lanes leading to incredible architecture and the marketplace. Today, over 300 buildings are listed and the thriving community spirit can be found in independent shops, galleries, restaurants, cafes and pubs.
Jimmy’s Farm and Wildlife Park
You may recognise Jimmy from Channel 4, or for being Jamie Oliver’s best mate, and he’s opened the doors to his farm for the past few years. It’s not just an opportunity for kids to get close to the animals though as he also brews his own drinks making it a top notch adult attraction too.
Greene King Brewery
Where? Bury St Edmunds
Housed in a 1930s landmark building, this brewery museum also gives you the opportunity to book onto a beer tour. Here, you’ll learn about the history of beer making, uncover a few tips and tricks in the flavour pairings and even get to taste some of the good old stuff.
This wildlife park gives you a little taste of Africa right here in Suffolk. Home to lions, tigers, giraffes, hunting dogs and more, you can learn everything there is to know about some of the world’s biggest and scariest animals and get involved in a few experiences. There’s also an on-site cafe meaning you can make a whole day of it.
Music, comedy, musicals, dance shows – whatever floats your boat, you’re sure to find something to suit at the Regent Theatre. Even better, they have performances for adults, young adults and even children so you can be sure that everyone’s catered too. Don’t forget to order some treats for the half-time break – and afterwards, why not continue the celebrations in one of Ipswich’s best-loved bars?
Adnams Gin Experience
This experience gives you everything you need to make your very own gin. Under the careful eye of a gin expert, you’ll select your own botanicals, distill your spirit, name, label and even bottle up your creations. You’ll even be shown around the distillery itself for a little inspiration.
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