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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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Felixstowe Museum

felixstowe museum
As a regular visitor to Felixstowe, I have often walked past Felixstowe Museum and with the best intentions of popping in. Well on the Heritage Open Days festival this year when exploring various places in the area I finally made it in for a look around. Here is a quick guide to what you can see on a visit. Felixstowe Museum: a quick guide The museum has always had an eye catching entrance a...
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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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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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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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Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum

Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum
It was my Suffolk's Top 50 Challenge that brought me to the Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum. The great thing about this challenge is that it gets you visiting places that probably wouldn't spring to mind. I've had some great days out and discovered lots of interesting things on this challenge. Here's a quick round up of what you can expect on a visit to Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum at F...
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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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Prepare to be amazed at the British Museum!

British Museum
Exploring the British Museum There were 3 reasons I decided to visit the British Museum; It is the most visited tourist attraction in the UK and having studied visitor attractions during my tourism degree it seemed ridiculous that I had never been! I wanted to find out if it was as was as good as the visitor numbers seemed to suggest. It was perfect timing - having arranged to meet a frie...
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Exploring Suffolk – 5 Suffolk Surprises!

Southwold Beach Suffolk
Suffolk is full of surprises! As Autumn in Suffolk takes hold with Winter not too far behind, the rain falling outside makes it a perfect day for staying in keeping cosy and planning my next few months of places to explore. Looking back at where I've been and people I have met so far has really made me smile. You don't have to travel too far from home or spend too much money to have fun..it se...
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