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Attractions in Suffolk reviewed by Angela Wright, the Suffolk blogger

Bird Watching on Havergate Island

Havergate Island
If you are looking to get back to nature and escape from it all for a few hours, Bird watching on Havergate Island could be for you! Just a 20 minute boat ride from Orford Quay, Havergate Island is a nature reserve owned and managed by the RSPB and with 5 hides on the island to enjoy your bird watching, you won't be disappointed! The reason for my visit was that over the last year I have ex...
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Exploring Suffolk aboard the Orwell Lady

Orwell Lady
The first time I 'met' Orwell Lady was earlier this year when I attended a fabulous boat open day at Ipswich Waterfront. As you know I travel all over Suffolk, usually by car and on foot but I remember thinking it would be rather cool to explore Suffolk by boat. Intrigued at how different Suffolk would look from the river,  the opportunity of joining one of the Orwell Lady sightseeing cruis...
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Framlingham Castle

Framlingham Castle
What can I tell you about Framlingham Castle? Well a sign of a great day out is when you're still smiling as you remember it a couple of weeks later! I recently had the opportunity to be one of the first people to visit the new and improved Framlingham Castle and yes you guessed it I'm still smiling about it! I'm very lucky to live near the castle and often walk or drive past it on my tr...
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Why you should visit a Suffolk vineyard

Suffolk vineyard
Suffolk vineyard? Yes Suffolk has quite a few which surprised me too! I've lost count of the number of times I've driven past Shawsgate Vineyard saying "I must pop in there". We never seem to get round to visiting places on our doorstep do we? Well this week was the week thanks to English Wine Week - sometimes we all need a nudge to do something now and again. Wondering what its like to v...
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Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum

Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum
It was my Suffolk's Top 50 Challenge that brought me to the Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum. The great thing about this challenge is that it gets you visiting places that probably wouldn't spring to mind. I've had some great days out and discovered lots of interesting things on this challenge. Here's a quick round up of what you can expect on a visit to Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum at F...
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The Unique Landscape of Orford Ness

Orford Ness
You know how it is, you have most of the year to visit somewhere and you end up going on the last weekend before it closes! Sound familiar? That describes my last trip to Orford Ness. Well here's your chance to be one of the first visitors this season to Orford Ness as it re-opens for 2017. It truly is a unique landscape which explains why it was voted in the Suffolk Top 50. My visit last Oc...
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When did you last visit a Tourist Information Centre?

Tourist Information Centre
I love visiting any Tourist Information Centre (TIC's) although with my tourism background and and love of exploring that's hardly surprising! When out and about its easy to be in your usual routine; list in hand ticking off your things to do, places to go, things to buy. You may walk past a Tourist Information Centre and not even really notice it. Well its just for tourists and people here...
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Springtime at Sutton Hoo

Sutton Hoo
The great thing about being a National Trust member is that you can re-visit places as many times as you like and Springtime at Sutton Hoo is just lovely! But you may wonder why you would want to visit somewhere you have been before? Well I'm finding that each time I visit a place, I see something I haven't noticed before and always learn something new, then find myself planning to comeback to exp...
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Exploring Suffolk – 5 Suffolk Surprises!

Southwold Beach Suffolk
Suffolk is full of surprises! As Autumn in Suffolk takes hold with Winter not too far behind, the rain falling outside makes it a perfect day for staying in keeping cosy and planning my next few months of places to explore. Looking back at where I've been and people I have met so far has really made me smile. You don't have to travel too far from home or spend too much money to have fun..it se...
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Suffolk Top 50 Challenge – The story so far…

Southwold
I set myself the Suffolk Top 50 Challenge just over 6 months ago. I am now a third of the way through the list with 17 places visited so far and I am finding its a great way to explore Suffolk! If you are looking for a fun challenge or just find yourself with some free time and are wondering what to do why don't you have a look at the Suffolk Top 50 list to see if anything catches your eye?...
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