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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 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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Beccles Antiques Street Market

Beccles Antique Street Market
The Beccles Antiques Street Market has been on my list of things to do for a few years now and this year I finally made it, although some may say I was a bit eager arriving at the market at 9 am on a Sunday morning but it was worth it! Exploring Beccles Antiques Street Market The great thing about arriving early was that I has the chance to have a good browse before it got really busy and wi...
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Vintage Market in the Sunshine

vintage market
You really can't beat a vintage market stroll at Snape Maltings in the sunshine! Its such a relaxing thing to do, in beautiful surroundings with the added bonus of having the 'smile' factor as you see lots of things for sale that you remember from your childhood. I often realise I'm smiling while I look around the stalls, taking a trip down memory lane! On Sunday the vintage market was great...
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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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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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Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival

Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival
Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival - 5 Great Reasons to Visit Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival now in it's 11th year, is a permanent and well loved fixture in the Suffolk event calendar attracting thousands of visitors each year. Having arrived home after visiting the festival today it's been difficult choosing from the many photo's I have taken so I decided to sort them into 5 categor...
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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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