Places to visit
Places and towns
Our village, steeped in history, has all the charm of the traditional Suffolk country village, with its very own working steam railway (Mid Suffolk Light Railway) and throughout the summer a Friday night bar is usually held in the station's railway carriages.
Further afield, some other suggestions include:
Orford (famed for its freshly caught fish and smokehouse)
Framlingham (including Framlingham Castle)
Norwich City (especially the Lanes)
With the exception of Abby Gate Cinema, the remainder are currently closed, but we hope we will have them open again soon, so please check with respective box offices:
Abbey Gate Cinema (Bury St Edmunds)
Dance East (Ipswich Waterfront)
The Apex (Bury St Edmunds)
The New Wolsey Theatre (Ipswich)
Norwich Theatre Royal (Norwich)
There are various gardens to see and visit. We have three favourites.
Helmingham Hall – including the beautiful walled garden
Ickworth House, Park and Gardens (National Trust)
Beth Chatto Gardens - an inspiring garden and story (just off the A12, near Colchester)
Whether you want to paddle, fly a kite, swim in the sea, go crabbing or just take in the coastal air, there are a numerous amazing beaches along the Suffolk coast. Take the scenic route to the coast and stunning Suffolk coastal towns of Aldeburgh, Southwold and Walberswick, through picture-perfect Suffolk villages like Peasenhall, with its pride of peacocks roaming the high-street. Walberswick and Southwold would be our recommendations. Both are sandy beaches, Southwold has its famous pier and colourful beachhuts. Walberswick is simply a stunning bit of Suffolk coastline, famed for its crabbing. Get over the dunes and onto the miles of beach, you cant fail to find a spot to sit and enjoy the coast.
Further afield and if you are a little more adventurous, you can head off to Cove Hithe. You park next to the medieval derelict church and then hike about 10/15 min to the beach. It is a stretch of isolated, somewhat forgotten but stunning bit of the Suffolk coast.
Aldeburgh and Dunwich beach are also worth a mention, Aldeburgh is a renowned seaside town perfect for a lovely day by the sea as well as take in the shops and cafes. Dunwich is another stretch of lovely isolated beach, with the added advantage of a fantastic pub (the Ship Inn) in this tiny hamlet.
Suffolk is gifted with medieval historical churches in many of the towns and villages around the area. Our very own Church of All Saints in the village of Wetheringsett is a great example. This Grade I listed church is described as “pretty much a perfect example of a late-Medieval East Anglian church”, with bits of the church dating to 1086, although most of what is there now was rebuilt during the second half of the 15th Century.
If you fancy a walk, then striding across the fields to the church is a nice way to spend a morning or afternoon.