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A Trip to Shingle Street

Shingle Street Suffolk
Looking for somewhere a little bit different? A trip to Shingle Street could be just the thing! It was voted one of Suffolk's Top 50 places to visit, which was the main reason I went. Shingle Street is an unusual name for a place. There are no real streets to speak of just a line of houses along the beachfront overlooking the sea. Shingle Street it is certainly unique. When driving along ...
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A Quiet Afternoon in Walberswick

Walberswick
We are so lucky in Suffolk to have a wonderful choice of places to go. I recently spent a quiet afternoon in Walberswick and picked a perfect day to visit as it seemed there were only a few of us there! Its been a year or two since my last trip and the reason for our afternoon in Walberswick was to go crabbing - one of Suffolk's Top 50 things to do. My daughter was on a brief trip home from uni...
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Beccles Antiques Street Market

Beccles Antique Street Market
The Beccles Antiques Street Market has been on my list of things to do for a few years now and this year I finally made it, although some may say I was a bit eager arriving at the market at 9 am on a Sunday morning but it was worth it! Exploring Beccles Antiques Street Market The great thing about arriving early was that I has the chance to have a good browse before it got really busy and wi...
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Newmarket Horseshoe Trail

Jockey Club Rooms Newmarket
When I discovered the Newmarket Horseshoe Trail it seemed the perfect way of exploring a town I had never visited before. As soon as I arrived in Newmarket, my first stop was the tourist information Centre (TIC). I'm a big fan of TIC's and always seek them out if a town has one! As well as being fantastic for getting information about a place, you also sometimes speak to people with insi...
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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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Why Ipswich Waterfront will always be one of my favourite places

Ipswich Waterfront
Sometimes places become special because of the memories made there. Ipswich Waterfront will always be one of those places for me. I'm often asked where my favourite place in Suffolk is and you would think it would be quite an easy question to answer. We all have our own favourite places we like to escape to when we have some spare time don't we? This has become a tricky question for me to an...
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How to Spend a Couple of Hours in Thorpeness

Thorpeness
Thorpeness, I think it's fair to stay is quite different to most places you many have come across in Suffolk. You will find it a unique village and probably not like anything you have seen before! It's a great place to explore for a couple of hours as everything is within easy walking distance. Here are my top 5 tips to help you make the most of your time at this quirky place! 1. Hire a ro...
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Just One of Many Reasons Why You Should Visit Felixstowe!

Landguard Visitor Centre and View Point Cafe
When on my travels across Suffolk, once I've arrived at my destination it's nice to sit for a bit, get myself organised and go back over my plans to make sure I make the most of my visit. The opportunity of doing this over a cup of coffee is even better and Felixstowe has just the place to do this. The Landguard Visitor Centre and View Point Cafe is just one of the many reasons you should visit...
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Why a Suffolk Explorer Guide is a Great Way to Discover Orford

Orford Suffolk
Looking to discover Orford? Well it is one of those places that has a lot more to it than you first think! I have been many times this year and often take a leisurely walk around the town just to enjoy the pretty surroundings. The Suffolk Coast and Heaths Orford Explorer Guide is an excellent way to discover Orford if you have an hour or two spare and fancy going for a walk. A number of dif...
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Lovely Lavenham: A Photo Tour!

Little Hall Lavenham
Well I made it! I arrived in Lavenham this week and I am not going to admit how many years I have been saying - I must go! Was it worth the wait? - Absolutely!  and so much so, that I am planning a return trip as we speak! And here's why...... It's absolutely stunning! As you walk around the village you can't help but be astounded at all the different houses and buildings that line the stre...
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