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Historic buildings in and around Suffolk

A Look Around Little Hall in Lavenham

Little Hall Lavenham
I was delighted to get to have a look around Little Hall in Lavenham. Its perhaps one of the most noticeable places in the town, just off the square and painted a bright yellow, you really can't miss it! A Stroll Around Little Hall in Lavenham It is amazing to think that Little Hall was originally built in the 1390's for a family of clothiers. It has had some updates since then, if you can c...
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Guide to Visiting Ely

Ely Cathedral
If you are looking to venture outside of Suffolk to explore somewhere different, here is my guide to visiting Ely. The great thing about living in Suffolk is that there are other wonderful counties to explore within reasonable driving distance. Ely in Cambridgeshire is a perfect example. What to Look Out For When Visiting Ely When approaching Ely by car you can't fail to be amazed by the sight o...
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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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A Stroll around the Gardens at Otley Hall

Otley Hall
Otley Hall has been on my list of places to visit for a while now so when I saw that it was opening its gardens to the public on Wednesdays from May to September, I jumped at the chance and visited on their first day of opening! I seem to be developing a new hobby; eating tea and cake in other peoples garden's - but of course I always make sure I'm invited first!! What to Look out for in Otley...
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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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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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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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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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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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