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Southwold Pier - A Brief History

The pier in Southwold is bucking the national trend of falling in to decline and continues to be a popular tourist attraction in the resort. Originally built in 1900 as a landing stage for steamships it was 270 yards long with a t-shaped end. Unfortunately the landing stage, inc...

by Sue | Aug 18, 2017 |


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Help Save the Suffolk Broads

“Please help Suffolk Wildlife Trust rescue this precious corner of East Anglia and bring back the wildlife in all its splendour” - Sir David AttenboroughSuffolk Wildlife Trust have undertaken an

by alice | Dec 16, 2016 |


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Old World Charm: One Well Cottage, Holton

After a traditional countryside escape? The rural retreat is becoming increasingly popular in the hustle and bustle of today’s world, and it’s appeal is certainly founded; as well as providing a haven of calm, properties of this ilk radiate a charm and authenticity that is often missing from newe...

by sian | Nov 1, 2016 |


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Rural Escape at Barn Owl Retreat

Looking for a secluded couple’s getaway this autumn? Look no further than Barn Owl Retreat in Sibton. This comfortable, well equipped property sits just outside of the village o...

by alice | Oct 26, 2016 |


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Spooky Suffolk - Myths & Legends: Haunted Dunwich

There are plenty of ghost stories in Suffolk with myths and legends still told today. With Halloween so close we thought it was the time of year to tell a few tales of the strange and peculiar.Haunted Dunwich It is no surprise that the Suffolk Coast has had a l...

by alice | Oct 13, 2016 |


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Get Cultural in Suffolk - Southwold

Suffolk has a rich history which spans across hundreds of years. Over that time a number of significant buildings, events and people have left their mark on the towns and villages. Southwold, famous as the home of Adnams and with its iconic lighthouse, is no exception.

by alice | Sep 28, 2016 |


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The Blyth Valley - Summer 2016

The Blyth Valley is a gorgeous part of Suffolk and you can journey through it by foot, bike and car. With numerous villages and towns to explore as well as historical attractions, wildlife and a variety of events throughout the year, we’ve complied a list of things that are a must for...

by alice | Jun 29, 2016 |


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A Closer Look at Bramfield

Situated just 10 miles from the Heritage Coast of North Suffolk, Bramfield offers a delightful mix of both coast and countryside. Full of interesting features and a fantastic base for visiting Southwold, the village is a popular holiday destination for couples and families alike...

by lauren | Sep 29, 2015 |


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Top 10 Things to Do in Southwold

Planning a family holiday to the much loved coastal town of Southwold? Or perhaps you merely want a day trip. Read on for our Top 10 Things To Do in Southwold to make the most of your visit to this part of the Suffolk coast. ...

by lauren | Sep 15, 2015 |


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The Bloomsbury Group in Suffolk

"Wissett seems to lull asleep all ambition. Don't you think they have discovered the secret of life?" So said Virginia Woolf after the Bloomsbury artists and aesthetes spent a few months of 1916 in this glorious little Suffolk village; it remains much as it was then....

by John | Sep 9, 2015 |


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Our Trip to Southwold: The Adnams Brewery & Distillery Tour

We recently went to Southwold to try out Adnams' Brewery & Distillery tour. Elizabeth recounts her experiences of the day...Southwold is my favourite Suffolk seaside town....

by elizabeth | Feb 10, 2015 |


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A Short Guide to the Blyth Valley

The Blyth Valley is situated inland from the popular seaside resorts of Southwold, Walberswick and Dunwich. A haven for creative activities, an area of fascinating historical sites, and a gentle countryside home to lots of wildlife, it is an area that is rich and diverse in art, histor...

by elizabeth | Feb 2, 2015 |


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The Southwold Railway: A History

When Southwold’s harbour began to decline between 18th and 19th centuries, losing its importance to its northerly neighbour Lowestoft, there was a new need for tourism and trade to keep the town afloat. The problem was that Southwold was 9 miles from a railway line.

by elizabeth | Jan 27, 2015 |


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6 Reasons You Should Visit Walberswick

The beautiful seaside village of Walberswick sits just south of Southwold. With its sweeping sand dunes, understated beach huts and tearoom-bordered village green, this idyllic little settlement on the North Sea is the perfect base for holidaymakers headed to the Suffolk Coast. ...

by elizabeth | Jan 16, 2015 |


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Fine Dining in Southwold

We’ve put together a list of the many restaurants in and around Southwold that are recommended by the Michelin Guide. There is a huge variety of cuisines and settings for you to enjoy on your

by elizabeth | Jan 12, 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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Inspirational Suffolk Scenery

Many artists have escaped to Suffolk to gather inspiration throughout the years, whether it be fo...


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County Flowers of East Anglia

The organisation Plantlife was started back in 1989 to help conserve and protect British wild pla...


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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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