The county of Suffolk, England
The county of Suffolk is situated East Anglian with Essex, Norfolk and Cambridgeshire as its neighbours.
With a population of around 700,000, Suffolk is a beautful rural county with arable farmland, quaint sleepy countryside villages, a beautiful coastline and where the land becomes flatter, vast endless skies that kiss the earth.
The area consisting of the Suffolk Coast, Broads and Heaths is an "Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty" and for good reason. Whilst the county is largely quite low lying, one can enjoy the countryside typified in the famous painting, The Hay Wain, by Constable, the rolling heaths around the town of Newmarket in the west - famous as the home of Horse Flat Racing, The Sport of Kings and then there is Aldburgh, the perfect English seaside location.
You can also visit the picture box market towns and villages of Lavenham, Long Melford, Framlingham and Hadleigh, Bury St Edmunds with its close associations with The Magna Carta and Ipswich, the county town of Suffolk.
Suffolk has a rich heritage which can be discovered in many of its historic attractions and heritage sites including:- Framlingham Castle, Leiston Abbey, Sutton Hoo, Kentwell Hall, Palace House (Newmarket) and Otley Hall to mention just a few.
Where to stay and things to do in Suffolk
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Selected Suffolk hotels - Please Refresh for another random Hotel listThe Great House Restaurant and Hotel, Lavenham
Thorpeness Hotel, Thorpeness (Near Aldeburgh)
Angel Hotel, Bury St Edmunds
Swallow Belstead Brook Hotel, Ipswich
Riverside Hotel, Mildenhall
Swallow Riverside Hotel, Bury St Edmunds
Butley Priory, Butley (nr Woodbridge)
The Brudenell Hotel (inc 2 rosette restaurant), Aldeburgh
Orchard House, Norton
Novotel Ipswich Centre, Ipswich
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Explore Suffolk Towns
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Suffolk Tourist Information Centres
Beccles Tourist Information Centre
Tel: +44 (0) 1502 713196
Website: click here
Famous people born, lived or buried in Suffolk
John Constable (1776 - 1837)
British Artist born in East Bergholt and specialised in Suffolk landscape paintings the most of which is probably the hay Wain
Bernie Ecclestone (1930 -
Self made billionaire born in St Peter South Elham near Ipswich, Suffolk. He has been firmly seated at the helm of Formula One Motor Racing for many years. He originally raced motor bikes but stopped after in the 50s after an accident.
Ralph Fiennes (1962 -
One of two famous acting brothers born in Suffolk although moved away at a young age. Film debut took place in Wuthering Heights as Heath cliff in 1992 followed by arguably his best role in 1993 in Schindlers List for which he was nomintaed for an Academy Award as Best Supporting Actor. His latest role was The White Countes (Merchant Ivory). He is an eighth cousin to The Prince of Wales.
Bob Hoskins (1942 -
Top British actor born in Bury St Edmunds and most fmous for his roles in "The Long Good Friday" , "Mona Lisa"and "Who Framed Roger Rabbit".
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