TRAVEL | Things to do in Suffolk this summer

June 1, 2019

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With the summer holidays fastly approaching, it is time to start thinking and planning. UK staycations are on the rise and why go abroad when you have so many beautiful places to visit on our doorstep. What are you doing over the summer? What holidays are you planning? If you are looking for a great summer holiday, consider enjoying your summer holidays in Suffolk this year.

Wondering what to do in Suffolk this summer?

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Kentwell Hall

Kentwell Hall is one of the finest Tudor style homes in England. It is the home of the Suffolk Punch Horses, British White Cattle, Norfolk Horn Sheep and Baudet du Poitou Donkey. There is less than 60  Baudet du Poitou Donkey in the UK and 800 in the world. The Stable Yard Tea Rooms are open for refreshments and light lunched and there is special event through the year in Kentwell Hall, like Tudor re-enactment week and Kentwell through the ages. There are beautiful gardens to explore with wildlife ponds and ancient Yew trees that have a modern hedge of “Pied Piper” topiary.

Framlingham Castle

Run by the English Heritage, the Framlingham Castle was once a fearsome fortress. Visiting the castle now, you will see the towering walls that Mary Tudor was proclaimed Queen of England. Visit the castle to see the exhibition and walk the grounds. See the breathtaking view and enjoy the cafe.

Southwold Lighthouse

Located in the middle of historic resort of Southwold stands the Southwold Lighthouse, the landmark that helps vessels navigate the shoreline of the Southwold Harbour. It offers guided tours from knowledgable tour guides.

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The Amber Shop & Museum

If you love amber, then this shop and museum are worth visiting. For over 100 years, the Amber Shop & Museum has been cutting, shaping and polishing local amber. This amber is unique to the East Coast of England. They offer an extensive range of traditional and contemporary jewellery. The Amber Museum is the only museum built in Great Britain to tell about the history of Amber. The museum features carvings and artefacts from around the world. With free entry, this is a place not to miss.

Crabbing in Walberwick

If you enjoy crabbing, Walberswick in Suffolk is very popular. Families come to the area especially for the crabbing each year during the summer months. Since 1981, there has been the British Open Crabbing championship. Bring your bucket, weighted string, and bait.

With so many things to do in Suffolk this summer, you will want to start planning your trip now.

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  • Lisa June 1, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    I’ve never been to Suffolk so this is a good post for me! Crabbing sounds like a lot of fun, especially during summertime.

  • Katrina Downie June 1, 2019 at 8:39 pm

    Ive never been to suffolk but have seen beautiful pictures of the area. We used to crab as kids and cant wait to do it with my son this summer

  • michelle twin mum June 1, 2019 at 10:33 pm

    We need to plan a trip to Suffolk, as it somewhere I have driven through but never stayed in. Thanks for the tips. Mich x

  • Linda Hobbis June 2, 2019 at 5:07 pm

    My geography is appalling and I’m not even sure where Suffolk is. That’s not great, is it? We’d love to visit Framlingham Castle though – the kids are obsessed with Horrible Histories at the moment, particularly all things Tudor.

  • Lauretta at Home and Horizon June 4, 2019 at 6:56 am

    I got interested in crabbing. I’m thinking how long will my teens survive if I bring them.

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