Discover the magic of Suffolk

Imagine freewheeling through open countryside where big skies meet acres of green space. Exploring historic towns and time-warp villages. Experiencing awe-inspiring coastal scenery, serene wetlands and ancient woodlands. Enjoying the best in artisan culinary delights, lovingly created from high-quality, locally sourced meat and produce.

It’s all there for you in Suffolk. And there’s no better way to explore this captivating county than a tour on two wheels.

Suffolk’s stunning eastern seaboard

Suffolk’s 50 miles of coastline stretches between the two traditional seaside resorts of Felixstowe in the south and Lowestoft in the north. As well as amazing unspoilt panoramas and a wealth of wildlife, it’s home to age-old fishing ports such as Aldeburgh and Southwold, which have transformed themselves into stylish resorts for the 21st century without losing their traditional gentility and charm.

One of the Suffolk Coast’s go-to places for wildlife enthusiasts is the RSPB’s nature reserve at Minsmere. Well-known to BBC viewers as a favourite location of Winterwatch and Springwatch, it’s home to a rich variety of birdlife, including avocets and hen harriers.

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Aldeburgh, Suffolk Coast 

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Southwold, Suffolk Coast

From maritime heritage to Georgian gems

Suffolk’s towns are packed with all kinds of attractions, from heritage architecture to gleaming modern shopping malls.

Steeped in maritime history and with a chic, riviera-style waterfront area, the County Town of Ipswich sits at the head of the picturesque River Orwell. It’s the gateway to the Suffolk Coast, as well as the heart of East Suffolk, with its time-honoured rural ambience and picture-postcard villages.

Just north of Ipswich is Framlingham, a small town with a big historic and cultural footprint. In 1553, Mary Tudor rode from Framlingham Castle to London to claim the throne. Today, fans of pop star Ed Sheeran will be familiar with this magnificent 12th-century fortress from his hit song, Castle on the Hill.

To the west of the county, Bury St Edmunds is a lively cathedral town that’s full of Georgian architectural gems, such as the bijou Theatre Royal and the magnificent Athenaeum. It’s also home to the famous Greene King Brewery, which has been producing ales since 1799. Head further west and you come to the vibrant town of Newmarket, the Home of Horse Racing.

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Orwell Bridge, Ipswich


Framlingham Castle, Suffolk

State-of-the-art sightseeing in Constable Country

Nowhere epitomises the beauty of the Suffolk countryside more than Constable Country. Nestling on the Essex border and set within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this idyllic corner of the country was immortalised in the landscape paintings of John Constable, which feature iconic rustic scenes such as Flatford Mill and Dedham Vale.

A few miles to the west lies historic Lavenham. England’s best preserved medieval town was built on the wool trade and its time-warp architecture and ambience have made it a popular film and TV location. The majestic, half-timbered Guildhall has appeared in several productions, including Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 and Stanley Kubrick’s 1975 period drama Barry Lyndon.

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Flatford Mill, Flatford, Suffolk


Lavenham, Suffolk

Fabulous food and drink

In recent years, Suffolk has acquired a countrywide reputation as a mecca for foodies. A wide range of destination eateries include top-class restaurants, trendy bistros and country inns, many of which pride themselves on using locally sourced, field-to-fork products. Although the county’s fishing fleets are a shadow of their former selves, it’s still possible to enjoy excellent, freshly-caught fish and seafood, with seaside towns such as Aldeburgh and Southwold being renowned for top-quality, traditional fish and chips.

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Fish Fish, Aldeburgh 

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Felixstowe Beach 

 From beach lovers to activity enthusiasts, from culture vultures to history fans, Suffolk has been delighting visitors for centuries. Now’s the time to discover for yourself why this lovely part of East Anglia is such a great place for a few days away.

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