10 Things You May Not Know About Suffolk

Published: Friday 19th Dec 2014

Written by: Suffolk Secrets Team

  1. Be No.1 to Greet The SunAs Britain’s most easterly point is in Suffolk – we’re amongst the first people in the country to greet the sun. Perfect for early birds who want to make the most out of their day! 
  2. 1 of the Driest Counties in the UK!This fact is straight from the Suffolk Punch’s mouth, i.e., the Met Office! 
  3. 4 Seaside Piers, 7 National Trust Attractions & 2 English Heritage CastlesIf you’re looking for inspiration to keep the kids busy, Suffolk’s got it covered! From Sutton Hoo to Southwold Pier, Orford Castle to Africa Alive; Suffolk’s teaming with attractions. Not to mention myriad opportunities for outdoor fun such as geo-caching at Dunwich Heath. 
  4. An Abundance of Food Glorious FoodWith oodles of cosy pubs, an abundance of restaurants, a plethora of fish and chip shops and a bounty of tea rooms, Suffolk’s a food-lovers paradise! 
  5. 2 Blue Flag BeachesWith 2 Blue Flag beaches including one at Southwold, Suffolk’s one of the best places to come if you “do like to be beside the seaside”. 
  6. Home of the Best Vodka in the World!It’s official, as awarded by the International Wine and Spirit Competition 2014 (IWSC), Adnams Longshore Vodka is the best in the world. (It’s distilled right here in Southwold – alongside Adnams award winning gin!) 
  7. The Longest Village High Street in EnglandWe’re sure this title will be hotly contested by other counties, but Long Melford really is long by name and long in nature! Its beautiful high street features medieval buildings, antique shops, galleries and tea rooms. Author Beatrix Potter loved this Suffolk “Wool Town” so much that she stayed at Melford Hall* regularly!  (*Now a National Trust attraction). 
  8. Hundreds Of Walking TrailsAccording to the Discover Suffolk website, our beautiful county is home to more than 70 circular walking trails, 6 long distance footpaths and an abundance of cycle routes. So if you’re looking to get out into the great outdoors, look no further than Suffolk! 
  9. More Dog Friendly Pubs Than Anywhere ElseOk, so we’re not actually sure this is fact, but Suffolk loves dogs and alongside pet-friendly pubs, pet-friendly cottages and miles of dog-friendly walking routes, we’ll welcome your pooch with open paws. 
  10. 403 Square Kilometres of Outstanding Natural BeautyStretching from Kessingland in the north to the Stour estuary in the south, the Suffolk Coast and Heath’s AONB is one of the most important wildlife areas in Britain, encompassing 3 NNRs (National Nature Reserves), numerous SSSIs (Sites of Special Scientific Interest) and the RSPB’s flagship reserve at Minsmere.

With all of these fantastic facts about our beautiful county, we’re sure you’ll agree that Suffolk’s the perfect UK holiday destination!

We also offer a choice of over 350 VisitEngland approved cottages across the county and free membership to our Suffolk Club* once you’ve booked your holiday, so click here to plan your 2015 getaway today!

*Our Suffolk Club offers lots of value-added offers at attractions and restaurants throughout Suffolk, including RSPB Minsmere and White Lion Hotel, Aldeburgh.

Suffolk Secrets Team



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