Top Holiday Attractions in Suffolk - what to do, where to go and what to see

If you are heading to Suffolk for a cottage holiday or self catering short break we have compiled some of the must see places and the best things to do. Whether you are looking for some family fun, visit relaxing and peaceful gardens or immerse yourself in the history and culture of Suffolk then take a look at some great ideas below.

And, if you are still to book your self catering accommodation we have listed some great Suffolk cottages and apartments close to the attractions and available direct from independent owners and leading holiday operators.

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Bury St Edmunds Abbey, Bury St Edmunds

Attractions in Suffolk

The extensive remains of the wealthiest and most powerful Benedictine monastery in England, shrine of St Edmund. They include the complete 14th century Great Gate and Norman Tower, and the impressive ruins and altered west front of the immense church.

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Clare Castle Country Park, Sudbury

Attractions in Suffolk

Situated to the south of the picturesque, historic town of Clare, just two minutes' walk from the town centre, Clare Castle Country Park is a beautiful quiet area to relax, play, get close to nature and learn about Clare's fascinating history.

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Ipswich Transport Museum, Ipswich

Attractions in Suffolk

The Ipswich Transport Museum has the largest collection of transport items in Britain devoted to just one town. Everything was either made or used in and around Ipswich, the county town of Suffolk.

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Southwold Pier, Southwold

Attractions in Suffolk

Southwold Pier is now one of the finest examples of a Pier to be found in the British isles, it attracts thousands of visitors making it one of Southwold's greatest attractions and has just been awarded the prestigious title of 'Best Tourism Experience 2008' in the 6 counties that comprise the East of England.

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Suffolk Owl Sanctuary, Stowmarket

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Based near Stowmarket, the Suffolk Owl Sanctuary is home to many types of owls and birds of prey. See some spectacular flying displays and explore the woodland walks.

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The National Stud, Newmarket

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A great family day out. Each tour takes in the superb Stallion Unit, with an opportunity to view the stallions in residence, plus the Foaling Unit and Nursery Yards. You will see mares and foals in their paddocks and younger visitors will be delighted by our resident miniature Shetland ponies. See a review at

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Pleasurewood Hills Leisure Park, Lowestoft

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One of East Anglia's premier leisure parks with more than 50 acres of rides, attractions and shows for all the family. Including rollercoasters, water rides, go karts, and much more. Fun for young and old.

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Looking for Accommodation close to Suffolk

If you are looking to spend a short break or holiday in Suffolk there is a lot of great quality self catering accommodation, ranging from apartments and cottages to lodges and chalets, to choose from. Of course, you will also find some lovely guest houses, bed and breakfast and hotels in Suffolk. Find out more by using the links below:

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