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Trinity Cottage is a 1 bedroom two storey holiday accommodation that sleeps 2 and is located in Halesworth, East England. This property is pet friendly allowing for 3 pets. Prices range from £281 to £559 per week. Local to Wissett, Cratfield, Blyford, Wenhaston, Metfield
A perfect gem, this pretty, beamed, traditional brick and flint cottage built in 1847 has been lovingly restored to retain many of its original features. Nestling in the village of Blythburgh it is within walking distance of the shop, local pub and the glorious wetlands with birds in abundance. This is a perfect holiday base from which to explore the Suffolk Coast. Just 4 miles away is the ever popular town of Southwold with its attractive shops, brewery and delightful pier. RSPB Minsmere and Dunwich Heath are nearby, whilst Sutton Hoo (NT) and Aldeburgh, a pretty fishing village, are an easy drive. Working mills, Framlingham Castle, Africa Alive Wildlife Park, boat trips and boat hire at Oulton Broad and the medieval city of Norwich with its castle and cathedral are easily accessible. Shop and pub 300 yards.
Home to its own brewery, St Peter's Hall is housed in a former monastery, serving a weekly changing menu that is uncomplicated and very dependent upon local produce, some grown in the surrounding gardens. Surely the former occupants would have thoroughly approved.
Join the Lady Florence for a relaxing cruise cruise on the Rivers Alde and Ore. Start your day with panache on a cruise lasting two and half hours during which an American style or champagne brunch is served. Or perhaps pick the evening cruise, on which you will be served a delicious dinner, whilst you relax on the river.
For a retro American dining experience Fatso's is brilliant. With a unique interior consisting of souvenirs from the American mobster period you will feel like you have stepped back in time to the 1920's -1930's. Offers affordable dishes from light lunches to main meals and desserts you will truly love your time here and will definitely return.
At over 500 years old this is a lovely pub within the beautiful town of Diss. Enjoy delicious food or just a drink and relax within wonderful surroundings. Have a night out and watch the fabulous live events often playing at the Cock Inn.
A famous Grade II listed 16th century thatched cottage is a more than fitting setting for the talented chef's seasonally based, locally sourced and delicious menu that artfully combines the classic with the contemporary.
Part of the fun is spotting your favourite Delia recipes appearing in her own restaurant at Norwich Football Ground — seasonal, unfussy food served by friendly young staff. The puddings are especially delicious.
With great breakfast, lunch and dinner menus Frankie & Benny's is full of variety. Look out for the distinctive neon red sign and feel the wonderful American experience on entry. Sit down to tasty pizza, steaks or Frankie & Benny's specials and, if you have room, treat yourself to a scrumptious dessert.
For simple and affordable Italian food, amongst a great environment, Zizzi's is the place. The Norwich restaurant is situated in a stunning listed building at the cathedral entrance and close to the City Centre. If the weather is fine why not enjoy your lasagne or Linguine al fresco in the great outside area.
Located in a beautiful 16th century building Trattoria Rustica makes for your unique Italian experience. Savour the taste of the wonderful Italian foods, made from authentic recipes, whilst admiring the original flint structured walls and exposed timber ceilings. Compliment your meal with a good Italian wine from the extensive wine list.
You will not miss this vibrant pink coloured establishment proudly stating 'Fine American Food'. Work the American dream with a drink in the sunset bar then embark on tasty burgers, steaks and other delicious foods in the unique booth seating. After you have dined admire the views of the River Wensum and Cow Tower on the lovely patio outside.
For a fabulous pizza and Italian food Pizza Express is the place to visit. Offering an endless choice of pizzas and pastas and a fantastic kid's menu this makes for a brilliant family dining experience. Take advantage also of the takeaway service and enjoy an evening in with your favourite pizza.
Set in what was once a Victorian shoe factory this makes for a truly unique restaurant. Offering delicious bar and a la carte menus you will be spoilt for choice. If you are a lover of the grape endeavour to peruse the extensive wine menu which consists of over 100 wines.
Awarded two Rosettes by the AA Good Food Guide, Chef Patron Andrew Brummell and John Sullivan offer a gourmet menu with an emphasis on superb local seafood. Perfect for an intimate candlelight dinner.
If you're a fan of great Italian food this is the restaurant for you. A family run restaurant serving traditional Italian food perfect for a meal with your partner or to enjoy with your friends and family. Umberto is self-taught and skilled chef cook offering you delicious dishes from Calabria. You are guaranteed to want to visit again.
The glorious building holding this diner will take you breath away. With two floors and a romantic atmosphere this is perfect for meals with family and friends or for couples. Enjoy the huge range of dishes serving various grills, seafood and pasta the kids will love the Junior Zaks menu.
Taste the flavours of the southern and northern states if India in this lovely Indian restaurant. Proudly, the only South Indian restaurant in Norwich you can enjoy seafood, chicken, vegetarian dishes and many more in the relaxed ambiance of this restaurant. There is also a takeaway service offering 10% discount on collection.
Seamanlike precision translates very easily it seems into the all-important area of the galley of this floating French brasserie. Moored in the marina, Mariners takes full advantage of the ready availability of excellent local produce. An absolute must!
As well as traditional dishes such as fish pie with cod and prawns, the specials board at the Fisherman's Return features crab, lobster, mussels and a positive cornucopia of locally caught fresh fish.
Food from the oceans is very popular at this well established restaurant. Dedicated and friendly staff serve a good range of interesting fish dishes as well as a wide selection of meat, poultry and game.
Exquisite restaurant situated within 10 acres of wooded grounds. Enjoy coffee and cakes all day or sit down to a beautifully prepared lunch. If you are planning a wedding Drayton Old Lodge caters for all your specifications. Fully licensed you will be ensured your day will be fabulous. Make sure you visit the old ruin of the original 1432 lodge.
Traditional fish and chips are what every family enjoys. The Rembrandt is a family run restaurant that has been serving delicious meals for 14 years. Offering a takeaway service or sit down meals you can enjoy tasty fish in whatever way you wish. Evening meals also consist of mouth-watering starters, pizzas, pies and many more.
The high speed boat tours of Solebay offer a hugely popular adrenaline rush but on the quieter river trips you can spot marsh harriers, heron, osprey and many types of wading birds, both resident and migratory.
Specialising in the work of artists with an East Anglian connection, The Halesworth Art Gallery aims to 'exhibit modern painting and sculpture of the highest possible standard on a non-profit-making basis and for the general enjoyment for all'.
There are plenty of daily feeding talks and animal encounter sessions, magnificent Birds of Prey display and free safari road train tours around the Park with live commentary on some of the animals you will meet. (No service dogs allowed so as not to cause distress to the animals)
Pleasurewood Hills really is the perfect fun packed day out for all ages — adrenaline fuelled thrills for the bravest adventurers, fun rides for all the family including some just for the little ones, and wonderful shows with sea lions, parrots, acrobats and clowns.
There is always lots to do on the Farm, with daily pony rides, pat-a-pet, meeting Major, one of the big Suffolk Punch cart horses, barrel train rides, pony and cart rides (and harnessing), lamb feeding and pig feeding.
Marvel at the creativity of this beautiful model village right on the Seafront. See all the miniature occupants of the village in action and after dark the village is enchantingly lit up. Also features a model railway which is outstanding. Visit the penny museum and try your luck at crazy golf. Finally, relax in the tea rooms with a delicious homemade cake.
Wander around Victorian street scenes, visit the ironmongers and 19th century Apothecary then pop into a traditional English sweet shop before enjoying 'An Audience with Queen Victoria'. You'll find all this and more at Yesterday's World.
With over 60 owls and birds of prey and free flight demonstrations as well as red squirrels, a woodland walk and songbird hide, this sanctuary is well worth a visit. Activities for children include a quiz trail, mini maze and play area.
Thrigby Hall's wildlife gardens house a large range of monkeys, birds, pandas, wild cats and other animals housed in the grounds of Thrigby Hall. Elsewhere in the grounds, you'll find a lake garden based on the legend of the Chinese Willlow Pattern pottery plate.
With an impressive collection of working locomotives and a fabulous 20 acres of gardens housing 8,000 species this is a great family day out! Take part in a steam journey and choose from 4 different journeys. Dad's Army fans will be in their element as this is the official home to the 'Dad's Army Appreciation Society' therefore offering many exhibits.
Innovative enclosures set amongst 35 acres of beautiful parkland and gardens provide sanctuary for almost 1,000 animals from big cats to birds of prey and siamangs to shire horses. Educational animal feeding talks and thrilling Birds of Prey displays also feature.
A fabulous fun and relaxing time for parents and a brilliantly exciting time for kids. Discover the world of the Boggles — tree houses, zip wires and jungle bridges are just some of Bewilderwood's thrilling features.
A well established family entertainment park on the Felixstowe seafront, with something for all the family, including an amusement arcade, children's theme park, indoor crazy golf, a Sunday market, pool and snooker, 10-pin bowling, bars and cafes.
For over 100 years, this large store has been meeting the needs of holidaymakers visiting the Norfolk Broads. Today, Roys is a unique shopping experience with every kind of shop in one area, from clothes to food.
Jimmy?s Farm is a great day out for all the family. There is a nature trail, adventure playground, working farm, shops, butchery, café, garden shop and much more. They also run educational courses for children in the school holidays. (wheelchairs are welcome, but it is a working farm with muddy conditions)
A great place for all the family, Wroxham Barns has something for everyone — stylish clothes, gifts for home and garden, country foods, Bill LeGrice Roses & Plant Centre, Junior Farm, a children's funfair, 12 craft studios and a restaurant.
Walberswick is a quiet beach popular with families, and makes an interesting change from Southwold. If sunbathing and beach activities should pall, then there's the popular pastime of crabbing nearby. Just catch the 'ferry' from Southwold Harbour or drive down there yourself and purchase the catch of the day.
A wonderful Suffolk beach, with golden sands perfect for sandcastles and sunbathing. Take a dip in the water and visit the old lighthouse, before getting some fish and chips. With an excellent pier, complete with old fashioned amusements and the more traditional arcade games, there is something for everyone. The beach is a regular winner of the acclaimed 'Blue Flag' award, its golden sands perfect for lazy summer days or brisk winter walks.
Dunwich beach is run and maintained by the National Trust in this beautiful and remote part of Suffolk. There are some extremely fine walks to be had on the wild heathland and local wildlife can be found in abundance. There's also a great fish and chip café by the beach and a village pub.
Kessingland is home to a lovely stretch of the Suffolk coastline. Remote and often quiet it is a perfect area to while away the hours. It is also ideally located between Lowestoft and Southwold, which boasts a charming pier with excellent arcade games.
Lowestoft's south beach either side of the Claremont Pier has great stretches of soft, golden sand and are immensely popular with locals and tourists alike. The seafront area boasts many attractions including the two piers with amusements, the East Point Pavilion as well as pubs, bars, cafés and ornamental gardens.
Perfect for the bucket and spade brigade, in 2004 this long sandy beach was (scientifically) judged to come third in the top five beaches for building sand castles. And of course Great Yarmouth is the home of seaside entertainment; crazy pirate golf, pony rides, games, bouncy castles and amusement arcades!
Caister is another great, long, Norfolk beach, popular with locals and holidaymakers and the perfect place for enjoying a hot summer's day or brisk winter walk. From the beach, you can see the wind turbines out to sea.
Scratby beach is popular with holidaymakers, as there are many holiday parks in the area. Long and sandy, it is good for surfing, sunbathing, sandcastles and walks along the cliff tops.
A delightful family resort with lots to see and do. Try your hand at some crazy golf or have fun on the boating lake. With exceptional views of Harwich, historic streets and some cute local seals there is something for everyone at Dovercourt.
As you'd expect from Norfolk, this route is fairly flat until you reach the surprisingly hilly city of Norwich. Quiet roads and country lanes wind across the county passed some lovely countryside. Keep an eye out for wildlife along the Norfolk broads.
Walk along the Waveney Valley for just under 7 miles and soak up some of the local history and culture. Beginning at Geldston, a village that has been there since Roman times and ending at the lovely little market town of Beccles.
Begin and end at Haddiscoe Bridge on this circular walk in Norfolk. Watch out for windmills and Roman remains.
This is a gentle walk of about 4 miles that will probably last roughly 2 hours. Walking the River Chet, one of the quietest Broadland rivers, is a particularly rewarding for those who enjoy spotting wildlife or simply delight in the countryside.
Starting and ending at Great Yarmouth, this circular route provides a tour of the broads and the coast, following the Norfolk Coastal Cycleway some of the way. Why not find yourselves a waterside pub to have lunch in?
Ride through the little parishes south of Norwich, look out for the plentiful local wildlife and admire the lovely countryside. Ride through the delightful village of Brooke with its old worldly features, keep an eye out for a sculpture or two in Bergh Apton and soak up the lovely village atmosphere in the Saxlinghams.
A fairly hilly route on mainly country roads. It would take an average rider approximately 2 hours to complete it as it is just over 21 miles.
Cross the Rivers Yare and Tas, duck under bridges, stroll along old streets and keep an eye out for local wildlife. A great way to explore this part of Norfolk.
Look out for local wildlife and archaeological sites on this pretty little walk around the county. Mainly on quiet country lanes and public footpaths it is a fairly easy walk.
There's lots to see on this route. You can pause for a walk along the new boardwalk at Barton Broad, rest awhile on the banks of the River Ant, and return via the riverside beauty spot of Horning, perhaps stopping off at the RAF Radar Museum.
Hire yourself a bike and explore the surrounding countryside and the Norfolk Broads. When booking the bikes for three days or more, you can even get your bikes delivered to your holiday home.
At just over 7 miles this cycle route is perfect for all abilities. Why not stop at Cotishall riverside green and have a drink in the pub or watch the boats?
Run by Richard Lock, an ex racer, this group of friendly and enthusiastic people create a great racing experience for all ages. The team will keep you safe but make sure that you have a lot of fun. So what are you waiting for? Get down to the track today!
Carp and general coarse fishing is available at Heartsmere lake, one of the cluster of small lakes that makes up Waveney Valley Lakes.
These six fishing lakes otherwise known as the Weybread Pits sit on the Norfolk/Suffolk border. Day tickets can be purchased from the local post office.
Redwings is a registered charity which cares for the wellbeing of rescued horses. Spend some time with the horses and learn about the work of this extraordinary centre.
Fun for the family, whatever the weather. This newly re-furbished twenty-two lane centre in Great Yarmouth has all the latest facilities.
A great place to keep fit on holiday. This centre has a 25 metre swimming pool and gym, along with numerous classes including, Ab?s, Back and Flex and Aqua Aerobics.
Why stand by looking at the water when you can go out and enjoy it? Bawdsey Quay Watersports Centre offers many ways to experience life on the gently rippling tides. Royal Yachting Association courses are offered and include dinghy sailing and power boating. Programmes are available for all age groups with specialised courses in safety and coaching.
Dunston Hall's USGA specification golf course offers a varied game to players of all levels. The 71 par, 6,319 yard course is complemented by an excellent floodlit driving range and relaxing clubhouse with bar, restaurant and snooker room.
Fancy a day out with a difference? Go to the races and try your luck on a nag or two! With fantastic hospitality facilities this is the racecourse to visit. In addition to the race meetings there are often public events such as craft fayres and concerts on offer.
The stadium hosts greyhound racing and motor racing action all year round. Enjoy a meal in the restaurant overlooking the race course.
Open all year this club is great for the pro or amateur skier. Whether its skiing or snowboarding that?s your thing there is professional equipment and instructors to hand to help. The Club House has a fully licensed bar offering panoramic views of the slope and is a perfect way to chill out.
There are plenty of activities on offer here. You can try your hand at off-road biking, archery, climbing, sailing - to name just a few. They host themed birthday parties here too.
Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club is was established in 1880, making it one of the oldest courses in the country, and has a long and esteemed history and continues to be a prosperous golf community where you will also receive a warm and friendly welcome. It contains a genuine 18 hole links course, the Martello course and the 9 hole, Kingsfleet course, they are located next to the sea and have fantastic views over the East Anglian coast and Deben River. This rolling course is suitable to all level of golfer and offers a number of challenges, from the testing borrows on the green, deep bunkers, tight fairways, unforgiving rough and the constant presence of winds from the coast. The course is in superb condition, fairways are good and the greens are receptive and fast, with a nice mix of holes. Staff throughout are excellent, friendly, professional and really helpful, they really enhance the overall experience of playing here. The clubhouse is warm and welcoming with excellent amenities, and the food they serve is excellent, well cooked and presented and superb value for money. Felixstowe Ferry Gold Club is a true traditional course with excellent clubhouse and staff and offers a great game of golf at very competitive prices a must if you are in the area, highly recommended.
Ice skating for all the family. For those excellent skaters out there or those who wish to learn; this is the place for you. Facilities include a bar, grill, café and photo shop.
This purpose built indoor race track offers all the challenges of a full size racing circuit plus all the comforts of an indoor venue.
For the golfing family this is the place to come. Offering more than 130 acres of picturesque countryside, with the Glen Lodge sitting proud above a tree lined valley, makes this a beautiful 18 hole course. Also, a host for private functions and with a clubhouse serving extensive menus and drinks, this is a truly unique club.
Stunning 18 hole parkland golf course nestled in the glorious Tud river valley. Compete against your fellow golfers whilst enjoying the beautiful views. Peruse the Pro Shop for affordable clothes and accessories and relax in the friendly Clubhouse with a cool, refreshing drink to discuss your game.
Orford Ness is considered an internationally important nature reserve which is also significant in terms of military history. See Europe's largest remote shingle spit and learn about military activity from the 20th century. Trails wind through the reserve, providing many ways to see the area's most beautiful scenery up close.
Set across 328 hectares, this wonderful reserve is part of the Halvergate Marshes which also has RSPB ties. Come and spend some time here and see a huge variety of beautiful birds including redshanks, snipes, lapwings, pink-footed geese and teals.
A beautiful corner of the Norfolk Broads with numerous species of birds, plant life and insects. Located alongside the River Ant, it is situated in the basin of the now extinct Sutton Broad.
The RSPB operates a special wardening scheme to protect the UK's largest colony of little terns, which breed each year on the North Denes beach at Great Yarmouth.
Keep an eye out for wintering wigeons and the only wintering flock of bean geese in England. Depending on the time of day you visit, you might also see a great collection of rook and jackdaw roosts.
Landguard Bird Observatory is situated in a disused military building next to the Local Nature Reserve at the southern end of the town of Felixstowe. It is an independent organisation and is operated by a registered charity and is dependent on friends and volunteers to function. The purpose of the observatory is to observe and document the wildlife of the complete Landguard peninsula, for the purpose of education and improvement of our knowledge of our feathered friends. Their location makes them the main migration watch point in Suffolk. They are open throughout the year but, all visits and tours are by appointment only. The best time to come and see birds is early in the morning and during the Spring and Autumn when migration takes place. However, the afternoons are generally better to see insects. There is a daily notice board where they state what birds are around, it is not unusual for rare birds to come in by container ship or be blown in by winds. They organise a series of events throughout the year including information walks, watching the moth traps being emptied or clean up operations that you can get involved with. Landguard Bird Observatory plays an important role in maintaining the wildlife of this area and offers a prime location to observe and enjoy the wildlife who make their home here.
The 25 hectare reserve is a mixture of open water, reed, sedge and carr woodland. Within its area, there is huge variety of wildlife. It is also one of the largest areas of remaining fen habitat in Western Europe.
Rendlesham Forest offers a peaceful escape for nature lovers, cyclists, horse riders, walkers and general explorers. Cycle trails are available, including the 6 mile Tang Trail and the 10 mile F.I.D.O,. trail. Discover a beautiful region that is also significant because of the controversial UFO incident that allegedly took place there.
Enjoy the special atmosphere of this beautiful park, with its red deer, spectacular moated Hall and famous gardens. The stunning walled kitchen garden features exquisite herbaceous borders and beds of vegetables interspersed by tunnels of sweet peas, runner beans and gourds.
With over three miles of woodland walks affording superb views across South Waltham Inner Broad, the garden is organically managed and the resulting fauna and flora found here (including the UK's finest collection of naturalised candelabra primulas) are testimony to this approach.
The park surrounding the Barn is famous for its magnificent bluebell woodland and magnificent old trees including an avenue of ancient lime trees and a venerable oak, with a 30 foot trunk, said to be over 1,000 years old.
At the edge of the Norfolk Broads, Hoveton Hall's gorgeous 15 acre garden mixes both formal and informal planting across the seasons, with a burst of early spring bulbs, spectacular rhododendrons and azaleas in May and June through to its mid-summer delights.
The Seagull Theatre is housed in a lovely building that is full of character, it is an intimate venue that supports local talent as well as regional and touring theatre companies. They even have their own touring Theatre company; The Seagull Rep. It has a tumultuous history but continues to serve and be an important part of the community. Work is continuing on the building but it is warm and comfortable and the perfect venue to enjoy a show, the seating is tiered so everyone gets a good view of the stage. In addition to the main Auditorium, there are three studios that provide space for local groups to use for rehearsals. They run a diverse and interesting programme of events with something to suit everyone and the quality of the performances is first class. The theatre is run by volunteers and you will find them to be really friendly and helpful. There is a small bar area where you can enjoy a drink before the show. The Seagull Theatre is a fantastic community theatre that should continue to be supported, pop along and see a performance, you won't be disappointed.
Snape Maltings is a great place for lots of different activities such as shopping in interesting specialist stores, listening to musical performances, visiting the farmers' markets and cafes and enjoying the beautiful scenery.
The Marina Theatre has been a part of the cultural scene of Lowestoft since the 1897 and continues to this day to be a focal point for entertainment in the town. The theatre hosts a diverse and interesting range of programmes that incorporates West End musicals, top comedians, plays, pantomimes, cinema screenings and much more. It also holds the distinguished honour of being a residence of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, being one of only two venues outside London to hold this honour. It is an intimate venue with a nice friendly ambience. There is a cafe and a small bar where you can enjoy a snack or hot meal and pre-theatre drinks before the show. The seats are very comfortable and are roomy and the theatre is well laid out with excellent acoustics. The staff throughout are all friendly and helpful. The ticket prices are very reasonable here compared to similar venues. The Marina Theatre is a superb local theatre with an excellent range of shows and is highly recommended.
Craftmaina is the one stop shop for all things craft related, it is a treasure throve for those who enjoy arts and crafts with everything that you could require for your craft or hobby. You will find a full stock of items for Cardmaking, Scrapbooking, Knitting, Decopatch and lots more. They run demo days and other events in the shop and have lots of samples and promotions on offer. They even organise and run workshops where you can learn a new hobby, the prices are very reasonable, full details of these workshops can be found on their facebook page. The staff at Craftmania are really friendly and helpful and the store itself is vibrant and colourful with a lovely welcoming atmosphere. If you are in the area pop in for a browse you will be surprised by what you will find here.
In the 19th century the pier was often used for evening band performances and open air concert parties. The theatre is now used for a whole host of entertainment including stand up comedians, live music and tribute bands.
A place of pilgrimage and Christian worship for over 900 years, this glorious building has impressive cloisters and particularly fine roof bosses among its architectural delights. Music still plays an important role in daily services.
The Forum is a unique city centre venue for exciting and diverse entertainment from the world famous Comedy Store, to lively street theatre. The stunning glass atrium and expansive outdoor spaces host a great programme of free and ticketed events.
Hear the real-life stories of macabre goings-on, hauntings and the tragic events of yester-year, if you dare! A highly acclaimed guided tour that leads you on foot through the ancient and mystical streets of the City of Norwich.
The theatre has a full calendar of events including plays from classic favourites to brand new plays by less well known writers. As well as their stage productions, they also offer drama classes for all ages and abilities.
The Port of Felixstone is Britain's largest and most hectic container port, as well as being one of the biggest in Europe. They employ more than 2,500 people and deal with more than 3,000 ships every year and in excess of 3.7 million Twenty-foot Equivalent Units annually. The largest container vessel in the world MSC Oscar made its maiden call at the Port of Felixstowe. If you have an interest in seeing a major and busy port in action then you will get the perfect opportunity here at the Port of Felixstowe. See the containers being loaded and unloaded and moved around the yard, it is a mesmerising sight to see a well organised and sleek operation in full flow.
Lowestoft and East Suffolk Maritime Museum can be found in a charming flint cottage next to the North Sea in the gorgeous Sparrow's Nest Gardens. It is an intimate museum that is well laid out and houses an interesting and vast collection of displays, hands on activities, small cinema and much more. The museum covers the growth of Lowestoft from a small fishing village to a thriving port, the invention of the Hovercraft as well as the glory days of ship building on Lake Lothing, model boats, historic photographs and paintings, you can listen in to passing ships on a VHS radio and lots more. The museum is operated by volunteers who are passionate and more than happy to discuss the exhibits and local history with you, you will find them to very friendly and helpful. The museum is only open for part of the year so best to check the website for opening times. The museum will appeal to all ages as there is lots of activities for younger visitors to get involved in and it is an interesting and informative museum, with loads of history and facts. Lowestoft and East Suffolk Maritime Museum is a gem of a museum.
This transport museum aims to give people a chance to see and experience being on the wonderful street transport from yesteryear once again. Take the opportunity to ride in some of the vehicles on offer and walk round and admire the trams and trolleybuses. Browse the shop and relax in the Terminus Tearooms.
This museum has an amazing quantity of aeroplanes and equipment from many decades for you to look at. Check out the Lightwing Rooster and admire the Supermarine Spitfire. With so much to see you'll be spoilt for choice! Take a look in the shop and enjoy refreshments by the River Waveney.
Framlingham is an impressive late 12th-century castle built by Roger Bigod, Earl of Norfolk. It was designed both as a stronghold and to reflect the power and status of one of the most influential people at the court of the Plantagenet kings. (Disabled access in grounds and on ground floor only)
The Woodbridge Museum provides a chronological look at the development of Woodbridge. The area began as an Anglo Saxon settlement then evolved into a Medieval market town. Learn more about what life was like through the centuries as Woodbridge moved on to become a ship building centre and garrison during the Napoleonic wars.
One of the great stately homes of East Anglia, Somerleyton is an early Victorian mansion built upon the foundations of a 13th century house. The oak staircase is lined with coats of arms from the 14 families who have owned Somerleyton from the 13th century.
Orford Castle's excellent site and distinctive construction allowed the garrison command of the field of fire without exposure to the enemy. The impressively preserved keep is of unusual polygonal design, with the addition of three rectangular towers and a forebuilding.
Sutton Hoo is a treasure trove of archaeological fascination. In one of the burial mounds a royal Anglo Saxon ship-burial was discovered. The grave is thought to be that of Raedwald, King of the Angles and Overlord of England. In addition to the burial ground there are some great displays on early English history.(Restricted wheelchair access)
Award-winning museum showing the history of fishing in Great Yarmouth. Check out the interior of a fisherman's home, imagine you're at sea on a coastal Drifter or simply take a seat in the courtyard under a canopy of sails. Lots of activities for the children and delicious foods served at the Silver Darlings Cafe.
Starting out as a merchant's house in the 12th century this Tolhouse then became a prison. Learn about the fates of criminals from centuries past by taking advantage of the free audio guide. Enjoy the activities on offer and leave with bags full of knowledge (if the gaoler lets you!).
Go back in time and visit this glorious quayside house. Experience a taste of what life was like between the Tudor and Victorian eras. Discover the conspiracy room where allegedly Charles I's death was plotted and see for yourself how it was to be a servant. You can even dress up in Tudor costumes!
The 'rows' in Great Yarmouth were once a host of narrow alleyways linking Yarmouth's main thoroughfares. Although, the majority are now gone two still remain giving visitors the chance to see how the rows were decorated in times past. Lovers of period history should not miss seeing these.
Take a trip to Caister-On-Sea and have a look at the remains of Caister Roman Site. Approximately built in 200 AD and used by the Roman army and Navy to protect merchant ships this would have once been a marvellous structure.
Experience a taste of the life of a soldier from past times at this museum. Take a look at the exhibits that holds artefacts spanning 300 years of regimental history and don't miss out on the chance to handle some of the larger objects. Also, view the 'Norwich Roll of Honour' kept in the castle keep.
For many centuries Norwich has been dominated by its great castle, a symbol of the Norman's military and political control. These days it houses an excellent museum with superb interactive exhibits which are fun for all ages. Visit the original keep, take a tour around the old dungeons and then browse the impressive art collections.
An intriguing museum, housed in one of Norwich's oldest buildings. Built around 1320, Strangers Hall features interlinked rooms displaying various textiles and artefacts from the Tudor and Stewart periods. Hear the stories of the local people, how they lived and what their trade was and see beautifully preserved rooms and furniture. Take a guided tour around the beautiful hall and maybe bump into a few of the old characters yourself!
A superb Visual Arts Centre boasting an extensive range of historic collections for the public to enjoy. Exhibitions of various fields are always going on so check the website for latest offerings. There's also a Gallery Café serving delicious coffee and cakes or for a bigger meal try the beautiful Garden Restaurant.
Home to a giant Woolly Mammoth, Egyptian gallery and artefacts from civilisations around the world, the museum in the historic town of Ipswich has something for everyone.
Discover the history and natural world of East Anglia in this beautiful 75 acre site. Fascinating East Anglian crafts, traditional Gypsy culture, huge Suffolk Punch horses and rare breed sheep and pigs are among the attractions.
Winner of 'The Best Small Visitor Attraction' award in 2007 you know you are guaranteed a good time. Newly refurbished for April 2011, discover the secret world of air defence during the Cold War by taking part in the exhibits. See the operations room and sit at a terminal and imagine working amongst 70 people or even envision being in charge of the fighter planes!
Landguard Fort is a formidable structure situated on a split of land close to Felixstowe at the mouth of the River Orwell, it served well as a defence for many years and has a long and distinguished history. The actual site was the last opposed seaborne invasion of England in 1667 as well as the first land battle of the Royal Marines. The current fort was constructed in the 18th century, was altered in the 19th century and underwent major extension in the 19th and 20th century. There are guided and audio tours of the fort available, these are accompanied by an audio-visual presentation, detailing the site's history, as well as life size figures demonstrating life here. It is a bit eerie walking through the dark corridors. The different rooms cover various subjects of military life. The fort is open from March through to November from 10.00 am to 5.00pm and there is a small charge for entry, children under five are free. During the year they organise various activities and reenactments, full details can be obtained from the website. There is a small gift shop that a selection of gifts in addition to drinks, ice creams and confectionery. Outside are picnic benches for your use. Landguard Fort is both historic and interesting and gives an insight into the counytrys military history, in addition to having some amazing views across the River Orwell.
Learn about the everchanging history of British aircraft at this museum. Maintained by a team of dedicated volunteers you can view planes it superb condition. Admire the Jaguar XX109 and be amused by the Phantom XV426. There is also a café onsite serving refreshments such as hot and cold drinks and ice-creams
Felixstowe Museum is an intimate museum and is located at Languard Point next to the Dock Viewing Area, a short distance from the town centre. The museum is home to an interesting and diverse collection of exhibits including military, archaeology and social history, spanning the past 300-400 years. The museum is well laid out even though it is awkwardly shaped, the rooms are well lit and spacious. There is a number of permanent and temporary exhibits that are frequently changed so there is always something new to see. They are open throughout the year, from 1.00pm to 5.00pm, and the opening days are different depending on the season and there is a small admission charge, full details can be obtained from the website. There is a tea room where you can get a selection of hot and cold beverages as well as snacks, there is seating inside and outside for those nice days. The Museum shop stocks a nice range of gifts and souvenirs with something to suit everyone and all reasonably priced. The staff are all friendly, helpful and knowledgeable on both the exhibits in the museum and the local area and will answer any questions you might have. Throughout the year they organise a number of events with many aimed at younger visitors they are both fun and interesting, with lots of activities to keep everyone entertained. Felixstowe Museum has something to cater to all ages and interests, it is an informative and interesting museum that is also inexpensive, you could easily spend several hours walking around, a real gem and a credit to Felixstowe.
Originally built 200 years ago this is a truly stunning structure. It is set in a beautiful position and has fabulous views of the coast and landscapes. Nature enthusiasts will delight in seeing the rare local birdlife and insects. Refreshments are also available.