Why not visit the beautiful county of Suffolk, England for your holiday this year. Suffolk's 800 years of history combined with its breath-taking scenery, incredible sites and typically English villages makes the perfect stress free money saving UK holiday. Whether you're a couple looking for a romantic getaway, a family wanting spend some quality time together or a group of friends looking for adventure, Suffolk has something for everyone that will make it a trip to remember.
Popular areas in Suffolk
Take a breath of fresh air and visit Southwold for its charm, award winning pier, colourful beach huts, busy harbour, working lighthouse and of course, the beach . The picturesque seaside town offers much of interest. Southwold will surely keep children entertained with the traditional amusement arcade and â€˜the Under the Pier Show'. For the adults the main high street has several unique boutiques and high end clothing shops to peruse.
By the Summer time, entering the North Sea may still take a little bravery so if a swim in the sea doesn't take your fancy then maybe a trip on the Coastal Voyager will instead. It offers a variety of different sea trips. If it's a relaxing and tranquil afternoon you're after then enjoy a river cruise, or alternatively if you're after a thrilling and unforgettable ride then maybe the high speed blast trip is for you.
Southwold town will not disappoint with its cuisine. The quaint town has a selection of award winning pubs, restaurants and cafes offering an array of locally produced food. And to wash down your lunch, experience the unique taste of Southwold, with a pint of Adnams. On the other hand, if you don't fancy venturing far from your sun lounger enjoy the finest traditional fish and chips and an ice cream on the Southwold pier.
Adleburgh is the perfect traditional sunny seaside escape. When taking a stroll on the along the fine golden sand and rolling shingle, visit the Martello Tower, which is an extraordinary building, originally built to protect our shores from Napoleon. Experience the serene atmosphere of the sound of the waves gently crashing against the building in the summer sunshine. If you fancy a stroll along
the coastline then take a short walk past the magnificent Maggi Hambling sculpture, the Scallop.
After exploring the coastline, visit Snape Maltings which is home to the world famous concert Hall operated by Adleburgh Music. The festival operates throughout the year and today, is an established food and drink festival in Britain. It is famous for its quality and variety of local food and drink and is the perfect event to spend with family and friends. The festival commences with a two day celebration at Snape Maltings where you can enjoy the picturesque surroundings of wildlife and marshes.
If you have children to entertain, then don't worry Adleburgh has plenty to offer to keep them interested, including activities such as a kids treasure trail. Let them solve the fun clues as you walk around, eventually solving the mystery. And while your children have fun, you can enjoy the gorgeous Suffolk scenery surrounding you.
Places to stay
Take your pick from a variety of stunning cottages in Suffolk, perfect for an unforgettable holiday. With the idyllic countryside surrounding you and the sea always just a short drive away, it's practically a guarantee that you will be relaxed. What better way to end a long day out on the beach or an adventurous day out, than to curl up and experience true British heritage in a gorgeous luxurious cottage.
If a cottage doesn't appeal to you, experience glamping in Suffolk without making any sacrifices on luxury. Choose from Yurts in a traditional, peaceful, woodland setting or settle in a glamping hut with cosy interior and a wood burning stove. The peaceful woodland settings makes you feel a world away from anything, making it the ideal setting for a romantic break.
Alternatively, if you prefer to settle in a hotel for your summer holiday, Suffolk also offers a wide range of great hotels ranging from luxury to something a little more basic.
Other things to do in Suffolk:
Winner of the 2012 Best Family Festival, Latitude is the UK's favourite multi-arts festival. Along with Latitude's great line-up of a mix of different artists, the festival also has 11 arts arenas, stages and spaces with performances from comedy, film, dance, theatre, literature and cabaret. So if you're a family with children to entertain or looking for good times with friends, Latitude festival is the ideal event to go to as part of your UK summer holiday away.
Food and drink festivals
If a music festival doesn't take your fancy, and you're a bit of a foodie then as well as Aldeburgh's festival, Bury St Edmunds food and drink festival is well worth a visit during your trip. Experience some of the best tasting food with celebrity guest chefs Aldo Zilli and Mark Poynton and soak up the atmosphere with a farmers market, street entertainment and much more.
With Suffolk's stunning woodlands, serene rivers, colourful heaths on the coast, Suffolk is a prime destination for ramblers. Whether you're an outdoors lover or not, you will be sure to appreciate the outstanding scenery in Suffolk. If you're looking for a walking holiday with over 5,000km of way marked paths as well as gorgeous woodland and forests to be explored, you will not be disappointed.
Marketplace and shopping
If you're a bit of a shopaholic, then experience relaxed retail therapy and discover some of Suffolk's magnificent market towns. As you stroll from unique boutiques to independent stores and national names, appreciate the beautiful historic setting that Suffolk offers. And while you browse the shops, pick up some local food from a farmers market and experience the true Suffolk taste.
Suffolk is full of history with plenty of fascinating and beautiful places to visit. The county offers a range of castles, churches, museums, ancient sites and grand stately homes including nine National Trust sites. So if you're looking to brush up on your history knowledge, then Suffolk is the place to go.