Suffolk Countryside Articles

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Inspirational Suffolk Scenery

Many artists have escaped to Suffolk to gather inspiration throughout the years, whether it be for music, poetry, writing or art. The county is famed for its stunning scenery, from the rolling fields of Constable Country to the serenity of

by sian | Mar 28, 2017 |


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County Flowers of East Anglia

The organisation Plantlife was started back in 1989 to help conserve and protect British wild plants. In the year 2002, Plantlife got the British public involved in choosing wild flowers to represent each county. This endeavour was undertaken to show the range and diversity of the plant life foun...

by alice | Mar 28, 2017 |


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Geo Suffolk - Mammoth Trail

While elephants themselves are something of a rarity in Suffolk, fossils of elephants and mammoths are a specialty in our county. Suffolk is home to the most complete range of mammoth and prehistoric elephant fossils in Britain, spanning more than 2 million years.There ar...

by alice | Jan 16, 2017 |


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Suffolk’s AONBs

All the way back in 1945, the Dower Report was published. Initially written due to growing  public support for the creation of National Parks, the report indicated the need to protect certain naturally beautiful landscapes however some of these areas would be unsuitable parks mainly due to s...

by alice | Dec 30, 2016 |


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Nordic Walking in Suffolk

A new sport is becoming increasing popular in the UK and it's something everyone can get involved in and enjoy. Nordic Walking is a more vigorous form of walking that has numerous health benefits. The sport is a suitable for people of all ages and is a super way of experiencing the Suffolk countr...

by alice | Dec 2, 2016 |


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Where to See . . . Otters

Otters are very popular animals, given their playful personality and endearing fluffy faces. They are slowly becoming more populous as well, with otters found across the UK since a ban on otter hunting and certain pesticides in the 1970s. Yet despite the love for otters, they can be very hard to...

by alice | Oct 28, 2016 |


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Fireworks Galore

This year sees Bonfire Night celebrations kicking off with a bang all over Suffolk. With so many places hosting events, be sure to choose wisely! With bonfires, fireworks, theatre, music, funfairs and more - we’ve got you covered for what’s on. Stonham Barns will be kicki...

by alice | Oct 24, 2016 |


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Outdoor Activities in Suffolk

The time of year, rain or shine shouldn’t hamper your enjoyment of the countryside and the fun activities you can participate in whether you’re newcomer to Suffolk or a resident. With lots of There are the more traditional countryside pursuits to try out as well as more modern activities s...

by alice | Sep 29, 2016 |


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National Trust in Suffolk

The National Trust is a fantastic organisation that helps to preserve and maintain significant places across the UK. Historic buildings such as stately homes, castles and churches as well as nature reserves and gardens make up the charity’s holdings and many attractions are free to members of the...

by alice | Sep 28, 2016 |


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Wild Suffolk - Nature Reserves

Suffolk is brimming with wildlife of all shapes, colours, sizes and species. There are plentiful nature reserves in Suffolk as well, so whether you’re a resident to this wonderful county or simply visiting, be sure to make the most of these reserves in order to see a variety of wildlife.

by alice | Sep 14, 2016 |


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The Fantastical World of Suffolk

Suffolk has stunning countryside and history as well as fantastic buildings and locations which lend themselves all to well to stories of a fantastical nature. Whether it be literature or film, Suffolk has inspired and been inspired by magical worlds. The Chronicles...

by alice | Aug 25, 2016 |


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Castles of Suffolk

There is a grand total of five castles across Suffolk and whilst each has its own unique history, they are all linked by the wider history of Suffolk itself. Many of the castles in Suffolk were built by or connected to the the Bigods - a powerful Norman family who assisted William the...

by alice | Jun 30, 2016 |


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Robert Macfarlane - Unearthing Nature's Language

Robert Macfarlane, esteemed travel writer, recipient of the Guardian First Book Award and nominated for the Samuel Johnson Prize, celebrates in his latest book Landmarks (2015) the language and landscape of each of England's counties. Each county has - or, at least had - its own unique wor...

by John | Jun 2, 2016 |


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Suffolk in Film

With the awards season upon us we got to thinking about Suffolk’s role within the film industry; places that have inspired writers and locations that have lit up the big screen. Read on for our round-up of some of Suffolk’s starring roles.

by John | Feb 23, 2016 |


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Suffolk’s Finest: Top Places to Eat Out this Christmas

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas. There's a chill in the air, twinkling lights are appearing, excitement is growing and, most importantly, Christmas food has arrived!  This year Suffolk’s finest eateries have prepared some totally delicious Christmas menus. Read on for our pic...

by John | Dec 7, 2015 |


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Afternoon Tea Week, 14th - 20th August

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A Brief History of Aldeburgh Carnival

If you’ve never joined in the celebrations and festivities of the annual Aldeburgh Carnival (alth...


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Suffolk Golf - Lavenham

The modern game of golf originated in fifteenth century Scotland, and has since developed into a...


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Bookshops on the Suffolk Coast

There is a fabulous array of bookshops in Suffolk - perfect for bibliophiles of all ages....


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Suffolk Pubs - Framlingham

Suffolk has strong agricultural roots, so it is perhaps unsurprising that many of the pubs, cafes...


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The Riverside Theatre

Sitting next to the train station in Woodbridge you will find


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Suffolk Golf - Bury St Edmunds Courses

The modern game of golf originated in fifteenth century Scotland, and has since developed into a...


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Grime’s Graves

The Stone Age was a prehistoric period defined by the use of stone tools. This period is split in...


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Suffolk Pubs - Snape

Suffolk has strong agricultural roots, so it is perhaps unsurprising that many of the pubs, cafes...


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Spotlight On: Hadley’s at Lavenham

Visit Lavenham for the old world charm of this medieval village and stay for the award winning ic...



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