The new light
The sun chooses to rise in Suffolk every day, setting a good example for the rest of us to follow. Ness Point in Lowestoft is the most easterly place in England where, from a platform near the sea, you too can witness the golden yellow blossom of sunrise and have your fill of the new light before the rest of the country awakens. You can experience this view and explore the Suffolk coast, Great Yarmouth’s Golden Mile, Lowestoft’s colourful beach huts and the Broads Nature Park by owning a holiday home or lodge at Azure Seas Holiday Village, a cosy home away from home.
An outdoor paradise
Suffolk is dotted with towns and villages of unique character, culture, cuisine and heritage but the true glory of Suffolk lies in its landscape – fifty miles of stunning coastline, two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and over sixty nature reserves, making it an ideal place for outdoor activities like walking, cycling, bird watching, photography, or simply lazing on the beach. There’s also plenty for keep kids busy here, including animal parks, living museums, forest playgrounds and Suffolk’s county sport: crabbing.
Places to visit in Suffolk don’t come more picturesque than the Suffolk Wool Towns. These historic towns and villages have changed little since Tudor times, and hold some of the most beautiful Suffolk attractions: timber-framed buildings, crooked streets, and huge, lavish churches. In the north, Suffolk’s beauty becomes wilder: the ancient landscape of The Brecks is home to soaring hawks and twisted pines, while Thetford Forest, under a canopy of leaves, is the perfect place to unleash your adrenaline through adventure sports.
Unwind in the countryside
Then there are the stately homes, where hints of royalty mix in with the air. Check out the gardens of Ickworth House, Tudor re-enactments at Kentwell Hall, mementos of Beatrix Potter at Melford Hall, the Victorian splendour of the Somerleyton Estate, or Framlingham Castle, with its fearsome battlements. Suffolk is the perfect place to unwind in one of the driest parts of the country, either for a short break or holiday – we are almost certain you would be loath to leave!
Words by Abimbola Alaba