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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CHRISTCHURCH MANSION

Today the Mansion houses period rooms illustrating changes in style from the 16th to the 19th century.  See Tudor state chambers, 18th century state rooms and the Victorian wing.  A must see gem is the Painted Closet above the porch. 

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COLCHESTER ZOO

Colchester Zoo is constantly evolving to ensure world class levels of commitment to their animals, with new developments that support the conservation of over five endangered species. A great day out for all the family. South of Colchester & only 30 mins drive away from the hotel.

JIMMY'S FARM

Home of the rare breed Essex Pig. Jimmy's Farm is a working farm & is open 7 days a week. A great family day out. Enjoy the Nature Trail, Woodland Walk, Beautiful Garden's, Farm Shop, Adventure Play Area & Field Kitchen. Visit website for more...

DANCE EAST

DanceEast brings world-class dance to the East of England, presenting an eclectic programme of performances, widening the experiences of audiences and brining a new and invigorated audience to dance.

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RSPB NORTH WARREN

This delightful reserve contains grazing marshes, reedbeds, heathland & woodland. Thousands of ducks, swans & geese use the marshes in winter, while spring brings breeding bitterns, marsh harriers, woodlarks & nightingales. Visit website for more...

VISIT SUFFOLK

Visit Suffolk is the official tourism website and visitors guide for the region, designed to help you make the most from your day out or short break. 

Click here to view VisitSuffolk's website