Situated on the East of England, Suffolk offers a varied holiday for all ages. Bordering Norfolk at the top, historic Cambridgeshire to the left and modern Essex to the bottom, whatever you’re searching for, you’re sure to find it here. In fact, families, couples and individuals flock here every year for a luxury staycation.
The accommodation is just as varied as Suffolk’s activities too. From self-catering holiday homes, quaint cottages with all the amenities and dog-friendly pads featuring all the mod-cons, Suffolk has something for everyone. Many of our properties even boast hot tubs, swimming pools, games rooms and more.
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From quaint coastal resorts to historic market towns, these are the best locations for a luxury holiday in Suffolk.
Best for: Its cafe culture
As one of the most popular towns in Suffolk, Ipswich attracts hundreds of visitors every month. Sitting on the River Orwell, the waterfront town is filled with shops, cafes, galleries and restaurants - and makes for a great trip, day and night. Home to a colourful history, there’s a few museums to keep you busy too.
Best for: Its water activities
The Suffolk Broads - similar to the Norfolk Broads - are a collection of waterways and incredibly green landscapes that are home to some of the rarest wildlife and nature around. Hire a boat for the day, look out for some animals and try your hand at watersports and hiking adventures.
Best for: A traditional seaside break
While Southwold might be one of the smallest well-known beach resorts in the UK, it certainly doesn’t lack anything. Boasting incredible pubs and restaurants, independent shops, plenty of activities and its very own brewery, there’s always something going on here. Plus, the beaches are some of the best around too.
Best for: Its rich history
With over 1,000 years of history, Bury St Edmunds is often called the Jewel in the Crown of Suffolk. A historic market and cathedral town all in one, there’s certainly a lot to learn from somewhere like this. And when you’ve finished exploring, there’s plenty of cafes and restaurants to refuel in.
Best for: Seeing the first sunrise of the day
Nestled on the most northern part of the Suffolk Coast lies Lowestoft - a seaside town packed with two piers, a wildlife park, theme park, theatre and museums. As the most easterly town, it’s the first place to see the sunrise in the UK. Set your alarms, get the family out and don’t forget your cameras.
Whatever your walking ability and however far you want to explore, Suffolk has a route for you.
Walk length: Eight miles
The circular ‘Around Ipswich Walk’ does exactly that - it takes you around the town of Ipswich, past rivers and through a number of parks. The route also joins the Suffolk Coast Path so you can take in the harbour and marina. It is relatively flat and your furry-legged friends are welcome as long as you keep them on a lead.
Location: The Broads
Walk length: Varied
The Angles Way walk connects the Norfolk and Suffolk broads, with adventures through varied landscapes and past incredible sights. With a variety of short, long and circular routes, as well as child-friendly and dog-friendly trails, there’s a walk along Angles Way for everyone. Plus, there’s lots of pubs and restaurants to stop off at.
Walk length: Three miles
The circular Southwold Harbour walk is a moderate walk that is popular with hikers and walkers. Boasting some of the best views around as well as a chance to get up close and personal with the area’s rarest nature, it’ll certainly be one to remember. Unfortunately, it’s not suitable for all walking abilities or ages though.
Location: Bury St Edmunds
Walk length: One mile
The circular Ickworth Walled Garden and Canal Walk will take you along incredible walled gardens and to the canal lake. Look out for the resident herd of deers as well as the local flock of buzzards in flight. The route is mainly grass which unfortunately makes it difficult for pushchairs and wheelchairs though.
Walk length: Four miles
The gentle Lowestoft Walking Route will take you along lovely beaches, through quaint coastal towns and along the area’s best-loved piers. There’s also the option to carry on your adventure, heading further along the coast path. Plus, with plenty of cafes and restaurants along the way, you won’t go hungry either.
You won’t go bored in Suffolk with plenty of activities and sights to keep you busy, day and night.
Best for: An interactive activity for all the family
Ipswich Museum offers you a chance to step back in time, travel around the world and discover the tales of the town from years gone by. With plenty of interactive activities to get involved with, it’s a great way of getting your brains working and the kids are sure to love it too.
Best for: Exploring the natural beauty of Suffolk
The National Park of Sutton Hoo is home to some of the rarest breeds of sheep around. Get your hiking boots on, adventure through varied landscapes and don’t forget to pack a picnic. Dating back to the Saxon times, there’s a few historical sites to look out for too.
Best for: Something a little different
See Southwold like never before in the Southwold Lighthouse which offers guided tours and incredible views. Discover how vessels are guided from above and look out for boats coming into the harbour. Of course, being so close to the sea means there’s plenty of beachside cafes to head to afterwards.
Location: Bury St Edmunds
Best for: Taking some time out
Abbey Gardens is a great place to come and sit quietly for an hour. Pack a picnic, shut your eyes or explore the local buildings which are one of the biggest monasteries in England. Renowned all over the world for its incredible show of flowers and colour, you’ll often find an event or masterclass going on too.
Best for: Getting those incredible views
Also known as Lowestoft Ness, Ness Point is the most eastern part of England and offers you the opportunity to see the first sunrise of the day in the UK. While it might require an early start, you really will have never seen anything like it before - and we guarantee you'll remember it for life.