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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Miscellaneous Shop
“Beautiful surroundings, the best music from all across the globe, great shops and local pubs ”
  • 78 locals recommend
Park
“One of our best bird reserves in the area - great visitor centre and cafe. Wardens are very helpful. Can book a warden tour or 4x4 safari. Also various events to attend on their website.”
  • 56 locals recommend
Landmark
“Once a fearsome fortress, muster your courage and explore Framlingham Castle's towering walls. It was behind these walls that Mary Tudor was proclaimed Queen of England. Discover more of Framlingham's stories in our exhibition, walk the ramparts of the castle to enjoy its breath-taking views or taste some Tudor inspired delights in our café. ”
  • 36 locals recommend
Entertainment
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“National Trust Sutton Hoo is home to one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of all time. Walk around the ancient burial mounds and discover the incredible story of the ship burial of an Anglo-Saxon king and his treasured possessions. Come face to face with your ancestors and explore the award-winning exhibition, the full-size reconstruction of the burial chamber, stunning replica treasures and original finds from one of the mounds, including a prince's sword. Distance from TYG: 15 mins drive”
  • 30 locals recommend
Pier
“The Under the Pier Show is one of the most unique and eccentric collections of interactive machines in the world; weirdly wonderful inventions which have sprung from the genius brain of Tim Hunkin. There are nearly twenty for you to try – and you’ll want to try them all!”
  • 26 locals recommend
Historic Site
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“Located in Horringer in Suffolk just eight miles from our glamping site is Ickworth House, a National Trust property comprising of an impressive 18th century neoclassical building and its surrounding gardens and parkland. There are verdant gardens and extensive walking and cycling trails to be enjoyed. Visitors will also find two charming cafes (both with lovely outdoor seating options), as well as a plant and garden centre and a gift shop filled with local treats. Entry prices vary depending on the season and which parts of the property are being accessed.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“You can't go to Aldeburgh without eating fish and chips on the beach - both shops are under the same ownership so both equally good”
  • 22 locals recommend
Castle
“Not only is the castle impressive (the views are awesome!), but Orford itself is lovely, with plenty of great walks and some lovely pubs which serve delish food.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Zoo Exhibit
“Great for families and everyone else. Disabled friendly. Nice size as you do not need to rush to see everything. Free Parking”
  • 18 locals recommend
Bakery
“Wonderful artisan bakery and patisserie, also serves delicious coffee. Pump Street Chocolate is also not to be missed.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Zoo
“A surprisingly good wildlife park with Lions and an excellent wild plain with numerous big beasts wandering around. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Café
“This is a great one for the kids! Only 10mins down the road from Timber Yard Glamping and loads to do. Obviously the clue is in the name; it's a farm but it also has a small soft play area; bouncy pillow; outside play area and you can even hug a bunny! Throughout the year, they have various different fun days so it's worth taking a look at their website before you stay. Where: Easton Distance from TYG: 10 mins drive”
  • 17 locals recommend
Bakery
“Excellent food, delicatessen, bakery and butcher. Cafe and restaurant with spectacular views of the River Orwell. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Cinema
“Surprisingly big films are shown in this cosy atmospheric traditional cinema.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Entertainment
“The main venue in Bury St Edmunds for concerts, events, talks and musical evenings.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“This place is a little gem, serving an unusual collection of tapas with great wine and very knowledgeable staff. Truly a place not to be missed.”
  • 17 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bakery
“Excellent food, delicatessen, bakery and butcher. Cafe and restaurant with spectacular views of the River Orwell. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Brasserie restaurant 16th century building of great character in the centre of Woodbridge, that's been serving food to the public for over 50 years.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great atmosphere, great beer and food, open 7 days a week. Wood fired pizzas available Friday & Saturday nights”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Widely regarded as one of the finest places to eat in Suffolk. Delicious french cuisine at very reasonable prices. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
“Lovely pub in the Dedham vale for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Drive the scenic (longer) route via Bures. Around 30 mins away by car.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Store
“A bit further afield but a wonderful outing for children, lots of animals and activities going on ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Café
“Good place for coffee/ hot chocolate in woodbridge, also they do amazing salads for weekday lunches and great brunch.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Lovely old house and gardens and vineyard. Beautiful setting for lunch with a great gift shop. ”
  • 8 locals recommend

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