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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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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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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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Open Farm Sunday at Easton Farm Park

tractor ride at easton farm park
Open Farm Sunday was a perfect opportunity for us to take a trip to Easton Farm Park. Its been many years since I last visited so I was keen to see what it had to offer. As you can imagine there were no shortage of animals to see and it was great that they were all within easy reach once through the entrance. Its a great place for children (and big kids who like animals too!) as there was a goo...
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An Afternoon at Orfordness Lighthouse

Orfordness Lighthouse
I've always loved unusual days out so last year when I discovered that Orfordness Lighthouse was going to have an open day, I  jumped at the chance of exploring this wonderful lighthouse. Let me explain a bit about Orfordness Lighthouse for you, as I feel it is a little bit special to say the least. A landmark on the Suffolk Coast since it was built in 1792, it was decommissioned in 2013 as it ...
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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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