Suffolk Accommodation:
Aldeburgh
Bardwell
Barton Mills
Beccles
Beyton
Bildeston
Boxford
Brandon
Bungay
Bures
Bury St Edmunds
Cavendish
Clare
Dunwich
East Bergholt
Exning
Eye
Felixstowe
Framlingham
Hadleigh
Halesworth
Haverhill
Horringer
Hoxne
Ingham
Ipswich
Kessingland
Lavenham
Leiston
Long Melford
Lowestoft
Mildenhall
Mutford
Nayland
Needham Market
Newmarket
Orford
Otley
Oulton Broad
Risby
Saxmundham
Southwold
Stoke By Nayland
Stowmarket
Sudbury
Thorpeness
Westleton
Wickham Market
Wingfield
Woodbridge
Yoxford

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County Town: Ipswich
Population: 679,900
Area: 1466 Sq miles 3798 Sq k
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Food Legends:Suffolk Ham
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Branston Pickle
Folk Customs:
Jankyn Smith's Endowment
John Sayers Dole
Haunted Britain:
Black Toby of Blythburgh
Fred Archers Phantom
Orwell Spots Spook
Suffolk’s Spectral Atlantis
Cultural Britain:
Benjamin Britten Country
Lore & legend:
Murder in the Red Barn - Polstead
Natural Britain:
Dedham Vale
Dunwich Heath
River Orwell
The Brecks

Events

January
Burns Night Celebration

February
Stonham Barns Sunday Car Boot

March
Lambing at Kentwell Hall
Stonham Barns Sunday Car Boot

April
Easter Egg Hunt
Festive Easter at Kentwell Hall
Framlingham Country Show
Lambing at Kentwell Hall
Plough Beer Festival
Stonham Barns Sunday Car Boot
Suffolk Food and Drink Festival
The Annual Hundon Plough Beer Festival

May
Annual Earsham Hall May Day Country Food & Craft Fair
Birdwatching for beginners
Bitterns and harriers
Bury St Edmunds Festival
Crows Hall Country Fayre
Dawn chorus and breakfast
Digi-scoping demo
Discovering Minsmere
East Anglian Charity Dragon Boat Festival
Fascinating flora
Heathland wildlife
Hoxne Swan Beer Festival
LeeStock Music Festival
Minsmere safari
Nightingales and Warblers
Nightjars
Nightjars
Optics days
Painting workshop with Peter Partington
Sheep Shearing and Wool Days
South Suffolk Show
Spring Birds
Spring evening at Minsmere
Stonham Barns Sunday Car Boot
Suffolk Game & Country Fair
Suffolk Open Studios
Suffolk Open Studios Art Exhibition
Vesti-val
Weekend Wildlife Walks
What’s about at Minsmere?
Whitsun Fayre

June
Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts
Annual Music on the Green
Barton Mills Open Gardens Weekend
Binocular and Telescope Demonstration
Birdwatching for beginners
Bitterns and harriers
Boxford Gardens Open
Brandon Carnival
Chelsworth Open Gardens Day
Cherry Tree beer festival
Classical Cabaret!
Digi-scoping workshop
Discovering Minsmere
Fascinating flora
Flower Festival Sudbourne
Freedom of Woodbridge Parade
Heathland wildlife
Helmingham Food, Drink and Craft Festival
Ip-Art
Magic of Minsmere
Minsmere safari
Moth night
National Childbirth Trust Baby Fair
Nightjars
Regiment Open Day
Signs of New Life
Springwatch with the RSPB
Stonham Barns Sunday Car Boot
Suffolk Open Gardens
Suffolk Open Studios Art Exhibition
Suffolk Show
Summer Solstice Celebration
Tudor Kentwell 1556
Two Counties Motor Show
Weekend Wildlife Walks

July
Birdwatching for beginners
Fascinating flora
Felixstowe Annual Flower Show
HEVENINGHAM HALL COUNTRY FAIR
Ip-Art
Latitude Festival
Maverick Music Festival
Mid & West Suffolk Show
Minsmere safari
Stonham Barns Sunday Car Boot
Suffolk Abseil
Suffolk Dog Day
Summer stroll
TAGS Annual Exhibition
The Philosophers Fair
Theatre In The Forest
Ufford Bygones and Fun Day
Weekend Wildlife Walks
“The Merchant of Venice” - Live Outdoor Theatre

August
Annual British Crabbing Championship
Annual Minsmere family event: Flight
Beccles Carnival 2011
Birdwatching for beginners
Caterpillar and butterfly garden
Classic Cars Show
Family activity day
Family Fun Day
Food and wildlife family quiz
Havergate Adventure
Introduction to the wildlife of the Alde Estuary
Lowestoft Food & Gift Fair
Minsmere safari
NASC Street Rod Nationals
Needham Market Model Railway Exhibition
Owl pellet dissection
Snape Proms
Snape Proms
Southwold Model Railway Exhibition
Stonham Barns Sunday Car Boot
Suffolk Coast Bike Ride
Summer stroll
Theatre In The Forest
Weekend Wildlife Walks
What’s about at Minsmere?

September
Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival
Art on the Prom
Brampton Plough & Country Fayre
Grand Henham Steam Rally
Heritage Open Days
Plough Beer Festival
Stonham Barns Sunday Car Boot
Suffolk Autumn Garden Show
Suffolk Horse Spectacular

October
Halesworth Arts Festival
Halesworth Arts Festival
Halloween Fun!
October Britten Festival
Robin Hood Country and Game Show
Scaresville!
Stonham Barns Sunday Car Boot
The Business of Food

November
Advent Wreath Making Workshop
Christmas Lights Switch-On
Country Christmas Shop
Earsham Hall Christmas Food & Gift Markets
Stonham Barns Sunday Car Boot
Ways With Words Literature Festival

December
Christmas Fayre
Country Christmas Shop
Dickensian Christmas
Earsham Hall Christmas Food & Gift Market
Stonham Barns Sunday Car Boot
Winter Solstice

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Principal towns: Bury St Edmunds Ipswich Newmarket Sudbury

Suffolk is quintessential England. A rural county of old market towns, the gently rolling countryside that inspired the paintings of John Constable , quiet villages with colour-washed cottages, medieval churches and abbeys, and broad vistas of sea and sky. A place to explore at a gentle pace, uncovering in turn the countless treasures in its endlessly varied fabric.

Among the finest of treasures is the royal Anglo-Saxon burial site at Sutton Hoo , often described as 'page one of the history of England'. Ipswich is one of the first 'English' towns. The Abbey of Bury St. Edmunds was where the barons of England first swore to compel King John to sign Magna Carta . In medieval times the wealth generated by the wool trade made Suffolk the richest part of England and left an astonishing heritage of manor houses and churches that endures to this day. King Charles II 's enthusiasm for horse racing led to the Newmarket becoming the centre of the sport and to the building of a royal palace for his frequent visits.

The Suffolk coast is a great source of inspiration, whether to writers like PD James and Ruth Rendell , poets such as Crabbe or the composer Benjamin Britten , whose name is almost synonymous with Aldeburgh as a result of the great music festival that he and his friends established here. It is not just for artists though; there is just as much to attract small-boat sailors to the Deben and Orwell rivers, bird-watchers to reserves such as Minsmere and walkers to the heritage coast path. And we can offer some fine beaches on the driest and sunniest side of England, notably at Lowestoft .

The lanes and byways are particularly suited to exploration by bicycle. The gently undulating terrain ensures constantly varying views without being too strenuous. Each turn in the road may reveal a patch of ancient woodland, a moated farmhouse or a distant church tower under the ever-changing sky.

Visitors of course need more than heritage and scenery, and Suffolk does not disappoint. In the towns or the countryside alike, there are some of Britain's finest hotels and restaurants, B&Bs and cottages . There is beer from our own breweries, wine from the vineyards. There are sufficient craft and antique shops to keep the shopper busy for days at a time.

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