Guide to Visiting Ely

Ely Cathedral
If you are looking to venture outside of Suffolk to explore somewhere different, here is my guide to visiting Ely. The great thing about living in Suffolk is that there are other wonderful counties to explore within reasonable driving distance. Ely in Cambridgeshire is a perfect example. What to Look Out For When Visiting Ely When approaching Ely by car you can't fail to be amazed by the sight o...
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Stowmarket Christmas Tree Festival

Stowmarket Christmas Tree festival
I finally made it! Visiting the Stowmarket Christmas Tree Festival has been on my list for a number of years now and I am pleased to say I can now tick it off! Was it worth a visit? Yes! Stowmarket Christmas Tree Festival The festival is on for about a month and I think that is the reason I haven't visited before - you think you have lots of time to visit then all of a sudden Christmas is he...
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A Visit to The Red House Aldeburgh

The Red House Aldeburgh
A visit to The Red House Aldeburgh was a last minute decision. That's what I love about Heritage Open Days - its a great way of exploring places that you haven't even thought of visiting and learning something new. Since moving to Suffolk, one of my favourite places I discovered early on was Snape Maltings. I love visiting Snape and it was here on my many visits, I began to hear about Benja...
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Discovering Dahlias at Anglesey Abbey

Anglesey Abbey dahlia garden
Its funny to think that the reason for visiting a place is to see one particular flower! But that was my main reason for visiting Anglesey Abbey this weekend and yes the dahlias were amazing but I soon discovered there is so much more to see. Here are some of the many things that made me smile as I explored... Discovering Dahlias at Anglesey Abbey I had heard that Anglesey Abbey had a garden ded...
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Felixstowe Museum

felixstowe museum
As a regular visitor to Felixstowe, I have often walked past Felixstowe Museum and with the best intentions of popping in. Well on the Heritage Open Days festival this year when exploring various places in the area I finally made it in for a look around. Here is a quick guide to what you can see on a visit. Felixstowe Museum: a quick guide The museum has always had an eye catching entrance a...
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5 Great Reasons to Visit Suffolk Food Hall

suffolk food hall
They say you shouldn't go food shopping when you are hungry and its completely true. Even if you are not hungry, Suffolk Food Hall is definitely one of those places that as soon as you walk in you will want to buy EVERYTHING! Here are my 5 great reasons to visit 5 Great Reasons to Visit Suffolk Food Hall 1. Local Produce/Food Well this obviously goes without saying but as soon as you walk th...
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Things to do in Strasbourg

petite france strasbourg
Sometimes an opportunity arises to visit somewhere completely different. When a friend suggested a few days away in Strasbourg it sounded really interesting...and we loved it! So if you fancy a trip away discovering somewhere new here is a list of things to do. Things to do in Strasbourg Climb to the top of Strasbourg Cathedral I love a view when I visit new places, who doesn't? The Cathedral o...
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Guide to Orford Castle in 7 Photos

orford castle
A day out at Orford Castle should be on everyone's list. Here's my quick guide from the bottom to the top of Orford Castle in 7 photos. My Guide to Orford Castle in 7 Photos Orford Castle looks magnificent whatever time of year you visit. Situated in one of my favourite areas of the county this English Heritage property has so much going for it and when you reach the top the views are great! ...
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Why You Should Ride the ArcelorMittal Orbit Slide

ArcelorMittal Orbit
ArcelorMittal Orbit has a slide. Not an ordinary slide its the worlds longest and tallest tunnel slide. What's it like to have a go? It's BRILLIANT! Do you need any other reasons to ride the slide at the ArcelorMittal Orbit? Ok.. well read on and let me convince you! It sometimes takes a 'Big' birthday to do something out of your comfort zone. Having studied tourism and event manageme...
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Magical Minsmere

Minsmere
It has been great to see how popular Minsmere Nature Reserve has become since being thrown into the spotlight as the place for Springwatch in 2014. It really is quite a magical place! As someone who works in the tourism industry, its been great to see the impact this has had in putting Suffolk on the map. If you have seen Minsmere on the telly but not got around to visit, this blog will give yo...
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