Discovering Suffolk

From the tranquillity of Neptune Quay the lure of the bustling shops in Ipswich town centre is only a few minutes walk away.

Alternatively take the car and within 20 minutes you’ll be transported into a Suffolk scene of chocolate box cottages, wood slatted fishing huts, windmills and endless walks along this picturesque coastline.

Tucked away little places, quiet sleepy backwaters and quaint seaside villages are commonplace and just waiting to be discovered. This is Constable country and you will see why he chose to capture its beauty and way of life, which in almost every part it still retains today. 

Here are a few of our suggestions for places to see...

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SOUTHWOLD

Owned by Gough Hotels since March 2013, the Pier is a much-loved landmark resting on the East Coast of England, catering for the large number of visitors Southwold receives each year. After years of storm damage and neglect, the pier itself has been completely rebuilt....

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WOODBRIDGE

Choose Woodbridge for a great day out that will delight all the family. Visit the historic Tide Mill by the River Deben and then wind your way through the medieval paths and streets including the Thoroughfare...

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SNAPE MALTINGS

Snape Maltings is a unique collection of granaries nestled beside the River Alde. The fine collection of shops and galleries provide an inspiring shopping experience. The Plough & Sail public house is a favourite for visitors for either a light refreshment, relaxing lunch or evening meal...

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CONSTABLE COUNTRY

A truely enchanting part of England - 'Constable Country’ is another name for Dedham Vale, which is the area just 10 miles from Ipswich where the famous artist John Constable was born and painted a large amount of his artwork. 

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NEW WOLSEY THEATRE

A thriving 400-seat theatre in the heart of Ipswich. Offering a wide range of shows including children’s shows, opera, classical drama and hip-hop. One of our specialities is musical theatre and each year our rock ‘n’ roll pantomime plays. Visit The New Wolsey...

ORFORD NESS

Dunwich Heath is one of Suffolk's foremost conservation areas and along with Orford Ness, it provides important habitats for rare birds, insects, plants and animals, including scarce species like the nightjar, Dartford warbler and ant-lion, as well as wonderful walks with coastal views. At Dunwich Heath you can visit the Coastguard Cottages for...