Dining out, wandering round a museum, listening to live music and watching live theatre - all the things we have missed doing for so long! Once lockdown is over, you can enjoy a cultural escape on The Suffolk Coast.
If you're looking for a place to stay that's packed with character features, why not book a stay in a historic building? Stay in one if the beautiful apartments in Tranmer House, a place of fascinating history. It was here that its former owner, Edith Pretty, ordered the famous Sutton Hoo archaeological dig in which an Anglo-Saxon ship was discovered. You'll have sweeping views over the burial mounds and the River Deben.
Situated in the sleepy coastal village of Orford and just a stone's throw from the 12th century castle, The Crown & Castle is not only home to an award-winning restaurant, but also 21 airy rooms with views of the ness and estuary whilst The Ship at Dunwich, which was once the haunt of smugglers, is just a short walk from the historic beach and church ruins.
Discover The Suffolk Coast's historic places to stay with our Where to Stay Guide.
The Suffolk Coast has a fascinating past; discover our rich maritime, farming, military and arts history with a visit to one of the many museums including The Long Shop Museum, the Suffolk Punch Trust, Landguard Fort, East Anglia Transport Museum, Ipswich Museums, Woodbridge Tide Mill, Aldeburgh Museum and The Red House, and leave some time to explore the charming towns of Beccles, Bungay, Framlingham and Woodbridge.
Home to some of the region's top food producers, why not add on vineyard or brewery tour at Flint Vineyard, St Peter's Brewery or the famous Adnams brewery in Southwold and stop by one of the many farm shops and or food halls to stock up on Suffolk goodies such as Baron Bigod cheese from Fen Farm Dairy, smoked ham from Emmetts, oysters from Pinneys and delicious baked goods and chocolate from Pump Street Chocolate. Discover The Suffolk Coast's award-winning produce with our Local Produce Guide.
There's nothing quite like the atmosphere of a live concert, performance or festival to awaken the senses. Catch by a play by Eastern Angles or contemporary dance performance at The Cut in Halesworth or book tickets for a musical or comedian at The Marina Theatre in Lowestoft. You can enjoy an exciting programme of dance, theatre and music at The Spa Pavilion in Felixstowe or catch a show at Beccles Public Hall. Soak up the atmosphere and enjoy a night of theatre under the stars at the forest based Thorington Theatre or watch farce and thrillers with MTP presents Theatre on the Coast at Southwold Arts Centre or Shakespeare with Red Rose Chain. And no trip to The Suffolk Coast should be without enjoying a visit the world-renowned concert hall for an evening of classical music at Snape Maltings.
To discover The Suffolk Coast's exciting cultural scene, take a look at our Arts, Music & Culture Guide.