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Attractions in Suffolk reviewed by Angela Wright, the Suffolk blogger

Exploring Bawdsey

View from Bawdsey Quay
On my travels around Suffolk I have often seen the signpost for Bawdsey and wondered what was there. Recently I found out when 'Explore Bawdsey' moved to the top of my list! 3 Things to do When Exploring Bawdsey 1. Enjoy the Views From the Beach Yes Bawdsey has a beach - well a quay to be precise. I wasn't expecting to find lots of sand when I arrived at the Quay so it was a bit of a surprise...
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Touring the National Stud

National Stud
Touring the National Stud in Newmarket has been on my list for a while. They do say the best things are worth the wait and we certainly enjoyed our tour around this amazing place. What to Expect on a Tour of the National Stud We arrived at the National Stud and headed for the coffee shop to check in with our tour guide. With a good selection of food and drink on offer it was ideal place to w...
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Why Felixstowe Pier is a Great Place for Some ‘Time Out’!

Felixstowe Pier
Have you been to the new Felixstowe Pier yet? I only really discovered Felixstowe a couple of years ago and like many people, if off to the seaside I would automatically think of places like Aldeburgh and Southwold. Since finding Felixstowe I've not looked back and this is currently my Suffolk destination of choice if looking for a day out by the sea. Visiting Felxistowe Pier is just one of ...
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Peace and Tranquility at Captain’s Wood

Captain's Wood
If you are looking for some peace and tranquility, Captain's Wood is a perfect location. One of several nature reserves looked after by Suffolk Wildlife Trust, Captain's Wood is a wonderful place to explore throughout the year. As the seasons change its different each time you visit but what remains the same is the is the peace and quiet. Its a fantastic opportunity to really get back to nature...
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Aldeburgh Fish & Chips

Aldeburgh fish and chips
I love my visits to Aldeburgh and I was really pleased to see "Fish and chips at Aldeburgh" in the Suffolk's Top 50 list that I am working my way through! Having eaten them several times before I started my Suffolk's Top 50 challenge, I was looking forward to a re-visit just to make sure they were as lovely as I had remembered! If you Google images of Fish and Chips at Aldeburgh you will be ...
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What is there to see at Hen Reedbeds?

Hen Reedbeds
I have lost count of the number of times I've driven past the sign for Hen Reedbeds on my way to Southwold and  wondered what it was. Well I finally took the time to stop off and explore it for myself and wow what a place to escape to if you need some fresh air and a stroll around a large open space...oh and of course you will find lots of wildlife too! What is there to see at Hen Reedbeds? ...
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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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