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A Guide to Halesworth

halesworth suffolk pretty cottages spotted on a suffolk day out
Here is a guide to Halesworth, a wonderful Suffolk town with lots of charm and character. It's an ideal place to spend a couple of hours. Explore this town and soak in the atmosphere of its pretty cottages and array of independent shops. Guide to Halesworth If you are looking for a traditional and quaint town to visit for a mooch around some shops, Halesworth is perfect. But its not just about t...
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Laxfield and District Museum

Laxfield and district museum days out in suffolk
Laxfield and District Museum is a real hidden gem of a place. Suffolk is full of little museums that really have some interesting stories to tell. With many of them offering free entry, they are ideal places to pop into when you are visiting a village or town. As well as having interesting exhibits, museums are usually within wonderful historic buildings too. Laxfield and District Museum cer...
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Guide to Bury St Edmunds Town Centre

St Edmundsbury Cathedral
Here's a handy guide to exploring Bury St Edmunds town centre, designed to help you get the most out of a few hours or more on a visit to this wonderful Suffolk town! My love of Bury St Edmunds began when I first moved to Suffolk. I had never visited the town before but when arranging to meet a friend from where I used to live in Hertfordshire, we discovered that Bury St Edmunds was the rou...
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Lavenham Guildhall

Lavenham guildhall days out in Suffolk
Lavenham Guildhall is a stunning building found in the centre of Lavenham. Its one of those buildings that just stops you in your tracks and you stroll around Lavenham soaking in all its charm. Located in the Market Place, it really is amazing to think that this wonderful building is almost 500 years old! What to Expect from a Visit to Lavenham Guildhall Dating back to medieval times, Lavenh...
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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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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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