Five top attractions on the Suffolk coast
With international travel restrictions still being unclear in the wake of new coronavirus variants, booking an overseas holiday may seem quite risky. An increasing number of people are turning to the idea of a “staycation” as a way of getting to know their own country a little better through a domestic holiday.
If you, like many city dwellers, are looking to escape the hustle and bustle of London, the Suffolk Coast is a great option. If you are on the fence about heading to Suffolk this summer, we have a list of the top attractions to visit:
Travel back in time with a visit to Bury St Edmunds
This historic market town was a strategically important place during the medieval era. Abbey Gardens is the town’s must-see attraction which features some magnificent grounds that house the surviving ruins of the Abbey of St Edmund. Children will love the play area and being able to explore the historic grounds. The cobbled streets of Bury St Edmunds, as well as the restored cathedral, add to the historic charm of the town.
Spend a day by the sea
Head to the famous por Felixstowe which has been a popular seaside destination since the Victorian era. You’ll find a beautiful sandy coastline here featuring everything from landscaped gardens to a pavilion and stunning seafront restaurants from where you can get a view of the English Channel. If the weather takes a turn for the worst, why not check out Beach Street Felixstowe, which is full of indoor entertainment and dining options.
Get acquainted with the forest at Rendlesham
Covering 1,500 hectares, this beautifully maintained mixed wood is a popular attraction for families, walkers, campers, and cyclists who are all out for a bit of fun and adventure. With several walking trails, vast open spaces, and an array of trees, Rendlesham Forest is a great spot for anyone looking to spend some time in nature.
Enjoy art and culture in Ipswich
The cultural scene in Ipswich is excellent, and art is the lifeblood of the city. After all, the grand Christchurch Mansion is home to the second-largest Gainsborough and Constables art collection outside the capital. The Ipswich Museum is always a highlight and the Saints area provides excellent opportunities to try out a few independent cafes, bars and restaurants.
Explore the quaint fishing village of Walberswick
No matter when you choose to visit the Suffolk Coast, Walberswick is always a hit. Fishing at the village’s quaint little harbour is a popular spot for fishing. Visitors can also cross the River Blyth on a ferryboat and wander about the neighbouring town of Southwold which is home to Adnams brewery. A walk along the coast path is another lovely way to spend a morning, and the scenery is second to none.
These are just five reasons to visit the Suffolk Coast. We are sure that once you start exploring, you’ll find plenty of hidden gems that’ll keep you coming back time and time again. What are you waiting for? Book your summer staycation to Suffolk and get exploring.
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