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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ALDEBURGH

Charming and sedate seaside town, which grew from an old medieval fishing and shipbuilding centre. The wide High Street has attractive Georgian shop-fronts. Historic buildings include the Moot Hall (c. 1520) and the 15th C. church. Fishermen still pull their boats onto the steep shingle beach, and sell their catch each morning. The famous music festival...

THORPENESS MEARE

For a fun day out on the water, why not visit navigate the islands at The Meare in nearby Thorpeness. A boating lake like no other that covers some sixty acres and has over forty acres of water. Nowhere is the lake more than three feet deep and so it provides a very safe boating environment. Dinghies, kayaks, large family rowing boats, canoes, punts...

NEWMARKET

Nestling on the Suffolk-Cambridgeshire border at the gateway to the East of England, Newmarket is both the historical home and the current powerhouse of British horseracing.

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LAVENHAM

Lavenham is a lovely suffolk town situated in Constable Country.

In Tudor times, Lavenham was said to be the fourteenth wealthiest town in England, despite its small size. Its fine timber-framed buildings and beautiful church, built on the success of the wool trade, make it a fascinating place to explore today....

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SUTTON HOO

If you are looking for somewhere new to visit why not give Sutton Hoo a try? Sometimes referred to as 'page one of the history of England', Sutton Hoo is a unique and fascinating place for everyone to enjoy.

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FLATFORD MILL

Flatford Mill is on the River Stour close to the Suffolk-Essex border. The Centre buildings, particularly the Mill and Willy Lott's House, are instantly recognisable since they feature in many paintings by John Constable.

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