10 Reasons why Suffolk is a Holiday Hotspot
Published: Monday 7th Jul 2014
Written by: Alex Smith
As the award-winning market leader in holiday letting accommodation in Suffolk, we've some good news and some really good news.
First, the good news: weather experts at the Met Office are predicting that this year's summer will be the hottest on record. Yay!
Second; the even better news: if you've left booking your summer holiday until the last minute, we've still some gorgeous, late availability cottages to choose from. Double Yay!
Here's eight (more) reasons why Suffolk is one of the UK's best-loved holiday hotspots:
ClimateSuffolk is one of the sunniest AND driest counties in the UK, ideal for those who want to make the most of the great outdoors.
AccessibilityAs the greenest county in the UK, it's hard to believe that Suffolk is just an hour and a half's drive from central London. Feels more like a world away...
Award-Winning BeachesWhether you prefer the sand between your toes or the crunch of pebbles underfoot, Suffolk's beaches aren't just beautiful, they're award-winning. This year, Southwold joins Lowestoft in being given 'Blue Flag' status, the benchmark for water quality, safety and more. But what of Suffolk's best kept secrets? We love Walberswick, part time home of Richard Curtis, Emma Freud and Simon Mayo; Orford (for crabbing); Shingle Street (no crowds!), Bawdsey (great for little ones) and Felixstowe, which has miles of beaches - each with its own individual character and charm.
Kids EntertainmentThe best things in life are free and as parents ourselves, who are we to argue?! Wander through forests, cycle along coastal and inland trails, go bird-spotting at RSPB Minsmere, build a sandcastle, play quirky arcade games on the newly renovated and iconic Southwold Pier! Paid activities include 'Go Ape'; Africa Alive!; Pleasurewood Hills and Southwold's Coastal Voyager (choose either a high-octane, adrenaline fuelled boat ride across Sole Bay or a more sedate, wildlife spotting adventure on the River Blyth).
Fabulous FestivalsLatitude may be Suffolk's best known festival, but there's something for everyone during the summer months, from Snape Proms, Folk East, Jimmy's Farm Sausage and Beer festival, Aldeburgh Carnival, Suffolk Steampunk, classic car festivals and more.
History and HeritageSuffolk is bursting at the seams with history and heritage and boasts a myriad of historic towns and attractions including Lavenham - Britain's best-preserved medieval town, Framlingham Castle – refuge of Mary Tudor before she became Queen and the historic Tide Mill in Woodbridge. Sutton Hoo, an Anglo-Saxon burial site and one of the most important archaeological discoveries in the UK, is also a must for history lovers.
It's Beautiful!!Suffolk is arguably one of England's most beautiful counties and sections of its gorgeous coastline have been designated as An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). There are miles and miles of peaceful coastal tracks to discover so bring your walking boots and start discovering our beautiful county for yourself.
Food and DrinkIn recent years, Suffolk has earned a reputation as the UK's 'foodie county' and it's not hard to see why. Award-winning local produce, farmers markets, top brewers like Adnams and Greene King, gastro-pubs and fine dining are all on the county menu. The best dining pub in Suffolk is The Crown, in Southwold, chosen for the second year running by the 'Good Pub Guide', whilst the Fish & Chips in Aldeburgh have been rated as “world class” by the likes of The Times and The Guardian.
So, what are you waiting for? Dust down the deck chair, smear on the sunscreen and hit the road to Suffolk this summer. You'll love it! To view all of our Suffolk holiday cottages that still have availability this summer click here.