Suffolk is a region that is located on the eastern coast of England. It is a county that features both countryside and the seaside. There is upwards of 50 miles of coastline bordering the region. The towns and the villages in the area are known for their artistic value, with buildings that date back to the medieval times. Suffolk is sometimes called the birthplace of horse racing. It is rich in maritime history and has many attractions to explore.
Staying in the region is easy enough. Hostels are dotted around the county, alongside other places to stay. There are hotels with Tudor architecture located in and around the major towns and villages, along with cottages where you can make your own meals. Some of the inns and pubs in the area offer their own lodging too, with locally brewed beer and homemade meals on call.
There are tons of things to do in Suffolk. The activities range from things to do for individuals and families to kids and pets too. Even in your hostel, you might have the chance to sleep in the same bed Charles Dickens himself slept in. Most of the outdoor activities in Suffolk are free, including the 60+ nature reserves dotting the county.
Other physical activities like walking and cycling are available for explorers, along with more relaxing activities like birdwatching, photography or even sunbathing. The region also abounds in places to visit, with castles, towns and old homes. Sprawling gardens are a great place to start exploring with kids. For the children, there are also other activities like visiting animal parks, museums that are alive, playgrounds in the woods, and even the opportunity to go crabbing.
There is finally the question of food. Suffolk has a nickname in England: the foodie county. The people of the region love food and locally made produce. The entire area is dotted with eateries and activities involving food, such as cookery classes in the countryside for example.
Along with the food, there is a lively arts and cultural aspect to life in Suffolk. Festivals, plays, fine art, music and other artsy activities are available year-round. Many artists and writers are drawn to this region for its reputation for being one of England’s most diverse arts hubs.
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