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Suffolk Holiday Cottages
These companies provide a wide range of Suffolk self catering cottages and accommodation throughout the county. They've been arranged in ascending order, in relation to the amount they offer although these numbers are subject to constant change. Visit the sites for the most up-to-date information.
Cottages 4 You
- More than 170 Suffolk holiday cottages
and self catering properties from Cottages 4 You. They're situated in picturesque town such as Beccles and Lavenham with some available for £300 during low season. Two-person discounts and other reductions are available.
- Over 130 Suffolk cottage properties
available from Holiday Lettings. Most are traditional and rurally located. Visitors can contact the owners directly which saves on travel agent fees and there's also a good selection of late and early booking deals.
- Around 60 Suffolk cottages from Holiday Rentals which includes barn conversions, Edwardian seaside holiday properties and converted pubs. User reviews are included for a few of their cottages, with many located near the picturesque Suffolk coast.
- A good range of self catering properties and cottages in Suffolk, some of which can be booked for £195 for week-long holiday breaks. Pets are allowed for most and even smokers are permitted for certain holiday properties.
Suffolk is situated in East Anglia and is expansive and beautiful. It is one of the dry eastern counties and is bounded by Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Essex. Where vast forests once swept through central Suffolk, much of its low-lying countryside now consists of farmland.
Bury St Edmonds
, with its Abbey Gate and cathedral offer glimpses of the past, as do the market towns of Stowmarket and Woodbridge
which exhibit Roman and Tudor influences. The heritage town of Lavenham is also historic and features half-timbered buildings and the 15th century church of St Peter and St Paul.
The Suffolk coast once invaded by Danes, Romans and Angles, is set in an area of outstanding natural beauty and is a popular destination for water-sports such as sailing and windsurfing. The towns of Aldeburgh,
Blythburgh and Southwold, with its famous pier, punctuate the attractive coastline while the lost Roman town of Sitomagus at Dunwich
illustrates the sea's remorseless incursion of the East Anglia cost.
The 'Sunrise Coast'
of Northern Suffolk offers award winning golden beaches such as Lowestoft North and Lowestoft South, and are a great short-break destination for families and couples. Further details regarding Suffolk visitor attractions and activities are included below.
Suffolk visitor attractions
This section includes information about some of the most popular visitor attractions in Suffolk including opening times, location and admission prices. Links to other websites have been included where appropriate.
Beacon Rally Karts
in Martlesham is a popular outdoor attraction and offers off-road Kart racing on three separate tracks. Their vehicles feature powerful engines, a roll-cage for safer driving and advanced suspension. Their arrive-and-drive service means visitors can get racing almost straight away - 10 minute sessions are between £9 and £15 depending on age and group sizes.
Pleasurewood Hills Leisure Park
is also a major visitor destination and consists of a wide variety of rides and roller-costers for both adrenalin junkies and families. Tickets are available are priced at £10 - £16 with discounts offered for online bookings. Coastal Voyager
is well-suited to those looking for water-based activities and offers high-speed rides around the Suffolk coast. See the website for more details.
Food and drink
The Angel in Lavenham is a Tudor Inn with a traditional interior. Like all good country pubs, it sells selection of cask ales and local beers including Nethergate Suffolk County
. A varied and original menu is available and features dishes such as pigeon, rabbit terrine and gressingham duck. The Anchor
in Walberswick is also worth visiting and was once an old barn - it has since been renovated to include an outdoor bar and flagstone terraced area. They serve a diverse range of international beers as well as the obligatory hand-pumped ales.
The Bildestown Crown
is one of the finest restaurants in Suffolk; this one-time coaching inn serves modern British fare from an imaginative menu that includes seared scallops, lobster and pork belly. Fixed priced meals start at around £18. The Crooked Barn Restaurant
in Lowestoft is also noteworthy and specialises in European cuisine. The classical interior lends itself to the countryside ambience and there's also a courtyard for summer dining. As one would expect, the food is made from local ingredients and is between £13 and £26 for an a la carte main course.
History and Culture
There are a number of important historical sites such as the 12th century Framlingham Castle
and the well-preserved Norman Keep, Hedingham Castle
. Sutton Hoo is also impressive and includes an exhibition hall which illustrates the lives of Angol-Saxons and displays a life-size replica of a burial chamber.
Suffolk's industrial heritage is celebrated by the The Long Shop Museum (Lieston) which houses old steam engines and a Victorian Well. The East Anglian Transport Museum
(Lowestoft) is also worth a visit and displays buses, cars and other vehicles from the last 100 years.