City Breaks in Suffolk: Top Holiday Lettings
Best Suffolk Weekend Break Recommendations
The county's main towns, including Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds, and Lowestoft, are easily accessible from London. These towns are brimming with attractions and events. Alternatively, Suffolk's many smaller destinations, such as Aldeburgh and Southwold, nestled in the beautiful countryside along the coast, are ideal for visitors who wish to really slow down and unwind.
1. Bury St Edmund
A stroll in the award-winning 14-acre Abbey gardens of this historic market town is the perfect way to relax. Within the pristine gardens, which are open daily, visitors will discover the ruins of a Benedictine monastery. Next door, St Edmundsbury Cathedral offers tours up its 202 steps to the tower. For those who dislike heights, Suffolk's only cathedral is spectacular from ground level, too.
A picturesque seaside town and birthplace of iconic composer Benjamin Britten, Aldeburgh is a perfect choice for music lovers. During summer months, The Red House, home of Britten, is open to the public. Just six miles away you'll find the Snape Maltings concert hall, home of the annual Aldeburgh Music Festival. Fresh local seafood may be bought from the fisherman's huts along the pebble beach.
Just over an hour away from London by train, this busy port town is the ideal destination for visitors on weekend breaks in Suffolk. Holidaymakers interested in art and history should visit Christchurch Mansion, which houses the Wolsey Art Gallery as well as a selection of Tudor, Georgian, and Victorian themed rooms to explore. The refurbished Ipswich docks, meanwhile, are lined with cafes and bars and boast a lively nightlife.