RSPB Minsmere is a fabulous popular destination for twitchers and non-twitchers alike
There’s tons to see (and hear) with stunning coastal scenes accompanied by rare birds breeding and calling in on their annual migrations. There are also otters to be seen in the reedbeds if you look carefully and a plethora of wild flowers and plants
It’s a great place all year round and the visitors centre is free, with helpful staff and volunteers. They also have a great little RSPB shop and café, serving teas and light meals using locally sourced ingredients. There’s also their Discovery Centre and Wild Zone for families, and they have guided walks throughout the year
Lavenham Contemporary is a modern gallery at the end of the high street in Lavenham, showcasing the beautiful work of Paul Evans, one of the most successful landscape artists in the UK.
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Stonham Barns Leisure & Shopping Village is situated just around the corner from Woodfarm, and is home to a collection of unique and independent business units. They hold regular events, have a great restaurant on site, plus many shops to visit. It is a lovely day out during your stay at Woodfarm.
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The Thorpeness Emporium sits within the heart of village; it is a vintage, antiques, and collectibles market comprising many stalls, tables and cabinets. They have an ever-changing selection which has been collected together by over 30 traders.
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Serena Hall is a professional artist, resident in sunny Southwold, Suffolk since she was twelve
She opened her first gallery in 1999 and now has her well-established, Serena Hall Gallery in the popular seaside town. Her style is very recognisable, with broad brush strokes and vibrant colours, the subject matter inspired by Southwold
In addition to her own work, the gallery also plays host to other artists, the full details of which can be seen on her website
This shop is bursting with a gorgeous and colourful selection of rugs & carpets. Their designs range from traditional to contemporary, and even includes rugs made entirely from recycled plastic bottles! Continue reading Long Melford: The Rug & Carpet Studio
Long Melford Antiques Centre has an extensive treasure trove of items, with over 40 dealers exhibiting under one roof. The items on offer represent Pre-Georgian, Georgian, Regency, William IV, Victorian, Edwardian and Post Edwardian eras.
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One of the most beautiful, historic villages in England, let alone Suffolk. Jam-packed with quirky, wonky timber-framed buildings, antique shops, craft shops, art galleries, tea rooms and pubs, it’s a really popular tourist destination for all visitors to Suffolk and still a regular for us locals too!
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Excellent farm shop and cafe’ right on the A12 so easy to get to for anyone visiting Suffolk’s Heritage Coast
The owner sources the best ingredients and strive to produce the best roadside food possible. It’s had high praise in many national newspapers including The Times, The Independent, The Guardian and many others. They use fresh, local produce, using over 100 local suppliers
Not only a great stop off for a cuppa or to pick up some food for supper, they also sell a range of gifts here too
Slate Cheese is a specialist cheese retailer and delicatessen in Aldeburgh, this family business is led by Clare Jackson and her father John Ormerod. They have carefully curated a range of British and European artisan cheeses, all displayed as a magnificent wall of cheese!
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