Heritage Holidays - Step Back in Time.

Suffolk is alive with history, its castles, churches, ancient settlements and heritage sites all revealing the stories behind many of the county’s most significant events, industries and inhabitants.

Churches are among the county’s most appealing attractions – around 500 medieval examples are here including, just outside Southwold, the so-called Cathedral of the Marshes, Holy Trinity at Blythburgh. Closer to the coast you’ll find the remains of Greyfriars in Dunwich, a Franciscan friary dating from the 13th century and one of the most important ancient monuments in Suffolk. And south of here, Leiston Abbey, founded in 1182, is the site of some impressive monastic ruins.

Just outside Woodbridge you’ll find the hauntingly beautiful Sutton Hoo estate, home to one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of all time, is simply not to be missed. This is where, in 1939 an excavation revealed the remains of a 90-foot long wooden ship – probably the grave of an Anglo-Saxon king who was buried with a wealth of artefacts of the greatest significance. On the opposite side of the River Deben you’ll find the Tide Mill, which dates from 1170 and is thought to be one of the oldest in the UK.

Tranquil and a true historical gem, Orford is another riverside settlement that has changed little. Complete with a castle, quaint cottages, welcoming pubs and a picturesque quay, it’s an ideal place in which to unwind. Nearby, the shingle spit known as the Ness – an internationally-important coastal nature reserve and sight of an iconic lighthouse – provides a fascinating insight into activities carried out during the Cold War, including nuclear detonator testing. 

A short drive from here you’ll find the once-fearsome fortress that is Framlingham Castle. Walk the ramparts and imagine life behind the walls where, in 1553, Mary Tudor was proclaimed Queen of England. A former Tudor port, Aldeburgh is the setting for many historic buildings including a 16th-century moot hall and a Napoleonic-era Martello Tower. And just a mile up the coastline you can immerse yourself in one man’s ‘tribute’ to the past: in 1920 Scottish architect, barrister and playwright Glencairn Stuart Ogilvie set about transforming Thorpeness into his own private fantasy ‘model’ holiday village, complete with Mere, mock Tudor houses and the fairytale ‘House in the Clouds’. 

Authentic history is aplenty, of course, in our county town. Ipswich is the oldest Anglo-Saxon town in England, closely linked with the discovery of the New World and with historical figures such as Cardinal Wolsey and Charles Dickens. The busy waterfront is home to historic vessels as well as modern marina berths, while the glorious Tudor Christchurch Mansion – set in a park close to the town centre – houses the biggest collection of Gainsborough and Constable paintings outside London.



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Southwold, Southwold & Surrounding Villages

MAYF

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£255 - £335
per week
From £191 for a 3-night stay
  • The Mayflower Beach Hut is a perfectly positioned colourful beach hut on Southwold promenade.
  • 1 Guest
  • No Pets

Southwold, Southwold & Surrounding Villages

BEA1

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£270 - £365
per week
From £203 for a 3-night stay
  • A British seaside classic - The Doll's House Beach Hut is situated in a superb position just below the Sailor's Reading Room in Southwold.
  • 1 Guest
  • No Pets

Southwold, Southwold & Surrounding Villages

BEA3

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£265 - £340
per week
From £199 for a 3-night stay
  • Fantastic example of a Southwold Beach Hut just moments away from the much loved Suzie's Cafe and of course The Pier!
  • 1 Guest
  • No Pets

Southwold, Southwold & Surrounding Villages

BEA4

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£255 - £335
per week
From £191 for a 3-night stay
  • Roaring Boys is a delightful pale blue beach hut located in prime position on Southwold seafront. Complement your Southwold holiday with a fabulous beach hut for lazy days enjoying the sunshine!
  • 1 Guest
  • No Pets

Southwold, Southwold & Surrounding Villages

BEA5

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£255 - £340
per week
From £191 for a 3-night stay
  • Two Fat Ladies beach Hut is the perfect place to spend fun days by the seaside with your loved ones!
  • 1 Guest
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
10% Off!

Southwold, Southwold & Surrounding Villages

BEA2

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£180 - £245
per week
From £135 for a 3-night stay
  • Special offerLast minute discount! 10% off bookings starting within 14 days (may not apply in conjunction with other offers)
  • 1 Guest
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
10% Off!

Ufford, Woodbridge & Surrounding Villages

STABU

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£405 - £715
per week
From £304 for a 3-night stay
  • 5 Star Gold
  • Special offerLast minute discount! 10% off bookings starting within 14 days (may not apply in conjunction with other offers)
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Pub 0.9 miles
  • Open fire or woodburner
10% Off!

Eye, The Suffolk Countryside

WLO

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£405 - £750
per week
From £304 for a 3-night stay
  • 5 Star Gold
  • Special offerLast minute discount! 10% off bookings starting within 14 days (may not apply in conjunction with other offers)
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Pub 1.3 miles
  • Open fire or woodburner

Woodbridge, Woodbridge & Surrounding Villages

PHW

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£995 - £1645
per week
From £746 for a 3-night stay
  • 5 Star Gold
  • A luxury top floor apartment which has been beautifully furnished and has the most spectacular views over the River Deben.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 16 miles
  • Pub 0.2 miles
10% Off!

Ufford, Woodbridge & Surrounding Villages

HAWK

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£440 - £735
per week
From £330 for a 3-night stay
  • 5 Star
  • Special offerLast minute discount! 10% off bookings starting within 14 days (may not apply in conjunction with other offers)
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Pub 0.4 miles
  • Open fire or woodburner

Aldeburgh, Aldeburgh & Surrounding Villages

TSD2

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£460 - £830
per week
From £345 for a 3-night stay
  • 5 Star
  • The perfect couples getaway. The Sun Deck offers all you will need for a relaxing holiday by the sea.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • No Private Parking
  • Pub 0.1 miles

Lavenham, The Suffolk Countryside

LDY

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£400 - £690
per week
From £300 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • A lovely traditional Suffolk cottage located in the medieval town of Lavenham, Lady Cottage is a great holiday escape for a couple.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • No Private Parking
  • Pub 0.1 miles
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