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Suffolk’s Top 50

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There are so many great places in Suffolk to visit. If you are looking for a few ideas here is a list of Suffolk’s top 50 to get you started.

Why not join me in my project – Suffolk’s top 50 challenge  Every time I visit somewhere that’s on the list you will be able to click through to a blog post with lots of photos which will hopefully help you decide if it’s somewhere you would like to explore when you have some free time!

If you have any places in Suffolk you love to spend time that are not on the list please let me know – I’d love to hear from you!


Suffolk’s Top 50

Abbey Gardens, Bury St Edmunds

Beccles Lido

Covehithe, hamlet and beach

Crabbing in Walberswick

Electric Picture House cinema, Southwold

Enjoy a pint of Suffolk beer – including Adnams, St Peter’s, Calvors and Greene King

Fish and chips at Aldeburgh

Flatford Mill – landmark for Constable

Flixton Aviation Museum

FolkEast festival at Glemham Hall

Framlingham Castle

Helmingham Hall gardens and tea rooms

Hoxne – Roman treasure galore

Ipswich Music Day

Ipswich Town Football Club

Ipswich Transport Museum

Lavenham – wonky houses

Leiston – including the Long Shop Museum

Orford Ness – nature reserve with mysterious history

Peasenhall Pea Festival

Power boat racing at Oulton Broad

RSPB Minsmerehttp://www.postcardfromsuffolk.com/magical-minsmere/

Sailors’ Reading Room Museum, Southwold

See a Suffolk Punch horse – can be viewed at Suffolk Punch trust at Hollesley

Shingle Street, hamlet and beach

Southwold Pier – including the unique Under the Pier Show arcade

St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Bury St Edmunds – including choral evensong

Sudbury Water Meadows

Suffolk Regiment Museum

Sunrise at Britain’s most Easterly point, in Lowestoft

Sutton Hoo – ancient burial site

Tawny owl at Christchurch Park, Ipswich

The Broads

The Butt and Oyster pub at Pin Mill

The East Anglia Transport Museum

The Mid Suffolk Light Railway

The New Wolsey Theatre pantomime

The Newmarket gallops

The Nutshell pub, Bury St Edmunds

The Scores Trail, Lowestoft

The Suffolk Show

The Suffolk Walking Festival

The UFO Walk at Rendlesham Forest

Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds – Backstage Past tour

Thorpeness – JM Barrie inspired resort

Thumb Wrestling World Championship, Lowestoft

Viewpoint at Felixstowe, overlooking the docks

Walk from Snape Maltings to Iken

Walk or cycle round Alton Water

Woodbridge Tide Mill


The above list of top 50 things to do in Suffolk was collected and collated by BBC Radio Suffolk & EADT

Background information

Original list

Don’t forget if you are joining in let me know how you get on! If you like using twitter, post your pictures and comments #suffolktop50 challenge