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Suffolk is a county of contrasts, from seaside towns to the business centre of Ipswich and massive country manors to quaint village greens. It is a true taste of England, literally – home to small vineyards and micro breweries, farmers’ markets and artisan produce. It is what you picture in your mind when you think of old England.

Hire your own private historic stately home

Who hasn’t dreamed of living in a castle or a stately home? Each year, thousands of British homes are listed  on Airbnb, making it affordable to live out your historic home fantasy

Helmingham Hall, Suffolk. Credit:

Helmingham Hall wins Garden of the Year Award

Suffolk’s beautiful moated manor Helmingham Hall has won the 2017 Historic Houses Association (HHA) Garden of the Year Award, sponsored by Christie’s.

The Gallery restaurant, complete with its minstrels’ gallery, the Swan, Lavenham. Credit:

Review: stay at the Swan in medieval Lavenham

An inn has stood on the site of the Swan Hotel & Spa in the medieval town of Lavenham, Suffolk, since the 15th century and today this sprawling half-timbered building is home to a luxurious…

Little Hall, Lavenham, Suffolk. Credit: VisitBritain/Richard Surman

Stunning photos of medieval Lavenham

There are few English villages as pretty as Lavenham in Suffolk, which was one of the richest towns in Tudor England.

Visit Whitstable Oyster Festival

Famous for its native oysters, the charming seaside town of Whitstable celebrates the ocean’s bounty each summer

Rare retreats

From tree houses to trailers, roulottes to railway carriages, these unusual escapes offer a chance to abandon bricks and mortar without sacrificing style or comfort.

Five facts about Benjamin Britten

Benjamin Britten put a small seaside town on the classical music map forever after he launched Aldeburgh Festival

John Constable Deadham Vale

Suffolk: A Guide to Constable Country

Meander through a masterpiece, wander along winding riverside footpaths, discover landmarks and appreciate an unchanged landscape. Take a look at some of Suffolk’s must see spots.

Elvedon Hall in Suffolk

History of Suffolk Architecture

Timber-frame and flint, pargetting and thatched roofs, moats and chimney stacks: the vernacular architecture of the county of Suffolk is a heady mix of colour and character. By Jenny Woolf. Scattered around the flinty-grey churches…

Ickworth Hotel and Apartments

The Ickworth Hotel and Apartments nestles in 1,800 acres of National Trust Parkland and occupies the east wing of a house which was formerly the Hervey family home. It never fails to make a big…

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