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Historic buildings in and around Suffolk

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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My Top 10 Favourite Suffolk Doors

Lavenham
It's not until you look at all your photo's that you begin to realise that you are drawn to certain things to photograph. When sorting through my hundreds of pictures taken so far, it revealed yet another collection has been emerging over the months I have been out and about - Suffolk doors! Who would have thought doors could be so photogenic! It seems a shame not to share them with you - I hop...
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3 Great Reasons to Visit Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre

Bury St Edmunds Christmas fayre
Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre is one of the highlights in my Suffolk calendar that I look forward to each year and it seems I am not the only one! Attracting around 120,000 visitors over 4 days, it appears there are lot of people who enjoy it! I love shopping in Bury as it has a great mix of popular department and chain stores as well as fantastic independent shops. When you add the Chris...
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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 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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Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days
Heritage Open Days Heritage Open Days are a marvelous way to spend a couple of hours, a whole day or even a whole weekend! I was so excited when out on my travels I picked up the booklet for Ipswich Heritage Open Days. It turned out to be a  fantastic resource to help me plan where I was going to go! Heritage Open Days have been around since 1994 and every September it gives us the wonder...
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Woodbridge Tide Mill

Tide Mill Woodbridge
Woodbridge Tide Mill My visit to the Woodbridge Tide Mill was on a particularly damp and drizzly day, but actually once inside, the weather didn't matter so much as I had lots to see and keep me busy whilst sheltering from the rain! I have often glanced at the Tide Mill and to be honest if it wasn't on the Suffolk's Top 50 I probably wouldn't have visited...that's why I love my #Suffolkt...
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