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Days out in Suffolk

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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Street Art: A Photo Tour

London street art
I love street art and have seen some amazing things on my travels. Its great spotting things that just stop you in your tracks and give you that wow factor. There are a lot of talented people out there and lots of great things to see so keep your eyes open and don't forget to explore all the side streets when you visit somewhere new, they may have lots of hidden surprises! Here is a little phot...
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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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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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Lavenham Christmas Fair

Lavenham Christmas Fair
The great thing about events is that they get you out and about visiting places; take the Lavenham Christmas Fair as an example. The last time I visited Lavenham was on one of the hottest days of the year in 2016, and I found myself wondering how pretty Lavenham would look at Christmas time. The Lavenham Christmas Fair was a perfect time to find out!   Lavenham Christmas Fair I arrived e...
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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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What is there to Discover at the Lettering Arts Centre?

Lettering Arts Centre
The Lettering Arts Centre is possibly one of those places that you have wondered what it was but just walked past. I've found many places in Suffolk that look really small from the outside so you feel a bit reluctant to go inside but if you take the plunge and go for it you usually find its much larger than you think with lots of wonderful things to discover. The Lettering Arts Centre is classi...
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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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