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Best things to do in Suffolk

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

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“Famous Musical Events venue, shopping and eating - on way to Aldeburgh, Walberswick and Southwold.”
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Park
“Dunwich & Minsmere are about 20 minutes up the coast with stunning beaches and an RSPB nature reserve.”
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Establishment
“Well-behaved dogs on leads are welcome at the historic fort, which was the site of the last opposed seabourne invasion of England, by the Dutch in 1667.The Wall Walk is one of the castle’s best features, with great views of the Suffolk countryside surrounding the castle. It’s also the inspiration behind Ed Sheeran’s his single Castle on the Hill”
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Pier
“BEACH & SEASIDE TOWN - Moderately touristic. Mentioned in Domesday Book of 1086 as a fishing port, Southwold is one of Englands most famous historic seaside areas. The area is popular without being swamped or too tacky. The iconic image of pastel coloured beach huts lined up along the British coastline are from Southwold beach. The famous large brewer Adnams has it's base here. The quieter village of Walberwsick is next door (walking distance). ”
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“Incredible National Trust historic burial ground of Saxon kings, great visitor centre and playground. ”
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Zoo Exhibit
“Banham Zoo is 15 minutes drive south of the Cartlodge, it’s a pretty zoo and lovely on a sunny day. There is a car boot sale held next door every Sunday too!”
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Historic Site
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“Beautiful park and surroundings, play area, wildlife, picnic areas, walking and hotel.”
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Castle
“English Heritage sure wonderful for history buffs and families, amazing views to the sea from inside this incredible old fort. ”
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Bakery
“Absolutely delicious baked goods and café in the charming and historic seaside village of Orford. Their artisan made chocolate makes a wonderful souvenir to take home!”
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Meal Takeaway
“Some of the best fish and chips in the area. You can eat in at or take away. There are two tale-away fish an chip shops in the town as well as The Upper Deck for eating in; all run by the same people”
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Zoo
“If you hear a lion roar in the middle of Suffolk, don't be alarmed! Africa Alive is a zoo with an impressive selection of animals including lions, cheetahs and giraffes and a focus on conservation and education. There's plenty to entertain children and adults alike here.”
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Café
“Great for families with young children, a wonderful day out with soft play and games as well as farm animals and gentle rides round the park. Decent café with kids meals. ”
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Forest
“Thetford forest is a great place for families entertainments with nature walks and parks, cafes and ice cream parlour. Concerts are also held at Thetford forest with a number of top acts.”
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Cinema
“Beautiful old cinema protected by local trust, films changing weekly, Streaming from NY Metropolitan Opera.”
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Bakery
“Play area, outside seating, good food, farm shop and gifts, amazing location with views over the River Orwell.”
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Establishment
“Great live music with cafe bar and gallery. Tickets must be purchased through the box office”
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