Suffolk - The Perfect Short Break Destination

Published: Monday 10th Feb 2014

Written by: Suffolk Secrets Team

Suffolk is the perfect destination for a short break or weekend away. It is less than half a day’s drive away from London, Essex and Kent and there is a regular train service to beautiful Suffolk market towns such as Woodbridge from London Liverpool Street station.

Suffolk Secrets offers more than 320 VisitEngland inspected holiday cottages across Suffolk and we’re sure you’ll be able to find lots of things to see and do once you’ve arrived at your short break destination.


If you like walking along beautiful coastal paths or meandering through bluebell carpeted woodland, spring is the perfect time to visit Suffolk for a short break. Several Suffolk Wildlife Trust managed reserves including Reydon Woods near Southwold and Captain’s Wood near Orford usually offer a particularly stunning display of bluebells during late April/early May each year. Many private and commercial gardens in Suffolk are keen participants in The National Gardens Scheme (NGS) including "The Place for Plants" in East Bergholt which is situated close to Flatford in Constable Country.

If you require further information on cycling and walking routes in Suffolk, we’ve compiled a comprehensive library of trails and maps in PDF format, including Walberswick National Nature Reserve trails, The Sailors’ Path from Snape to Aldeburgh, Rendelsham Forest UFO cycle trail, “Threads” trails around the Suffolk Wool Towns plus a range of Adnams’ pub walks and explorer guides. If you’d like a PDF version of any of these maps emailed to you, please do not hesitate to call our friendly team.


For the shopaholic, Suffolk is dotted with many traditional market towns offering a fantastic selection of art galleries, jewellers, clothing boutiques and homeware retailers. Once you’re happy with your new purchases, why not rest your weary legs in a local eatery? Choose from a selection of traditional cafes, artisan bakeries, specialist coffee shops or a traditional Suffolk pub serving the local catch. If you’d like a fascinating insight into how your favourite brew is made, why not join one of Adnams’ Brewery Tours in the traditional, seaside town of Southwold.


If you’re searching for a short break with an historical theme, Suffolk offers an abundance of heritage attractions including grand, stately homes managed by the National Trust, quirky seaside museums such as the Southwold Sailors’ Reading Room or the beautiful Aldeburgh Moot Hall located right on the seafront. Many of these attractions offer special events throughout the year so do check our Events calendar for regular updates.


Suffolk is also famous for its amazing calendar of year-round festivals and events including Snape Proms, Southwold Arts Festival, Latitude Festival, Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival, Woodbridge Shuck Festival, FolkEast, Maverick Festival and the Suffolk Walking Festival. For further information visit our 2014 Events calendar.

So whether you want to relax with your feet up in one of our cosy cottages, shop for a unique piece of local artwork or immerse yourself in the history of our lovely county, Suffolk really does offer a myriad of opportunities for a wonderful short break.

Click here to book your short break today or phone our friendly team.

Suffolk Secrets Team



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