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Somerleyton guide

A quintessential Suffolk village

Check out our handy ‘know before you go’ guide to make your visit a huge success! 

The pretty village of Somerleyton is situated on the very edge of the Norfolk/Suffolk border, a handful of miles away from Lowestoft and Beccles.

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Things to Do in Somerleyton

1. Somerleyton Hall and Gardens

An impressive stately home that stands in 5000 acres of English estate. There has been residence here since 1240 when a manor house stood there, and in the intervening years it has been a Tudor House a Jacobian Mansion and a Victorian Hall. The glorious gardens have been sculpted over the years into the shape they are now, with ornate iron and glass greenhouses and a grand hedge maze that’s always popular with children and adults alike. The Hall and gardens are open to visitors from April to October.

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2. Picnics on The Green or by the river

The Village Green is a little haven where time seems to have stood still. Surrounded by ‘chocolate box’ thatched cottages and a quaint village school and post office you’ll soon find yourself unwinding in the tranquillity.

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3. Visit some of the region's biggest attractions

 Somerleyton is the perfect base to explore both Suffolk and Norfolk. You’ll find the Suffolk Broads, glorious sandy beaches and unspoilt countryside right on your doorstep – Plus a whole host of other tourist attractions such as Fritton Lake (which is part of the Somerleyton Estate)and Pleasurewood Hills theme park.

Useful Information

Public Conveniences and Baby Changing Facilities

Please note, there are no public conveniences or baby change facilities in Somerleyton. The nearest are located at Nicholas Everitt Park and the Yacht Station in Oulton Broad.

How to Get to Somerleyton - Public Transport

By Train:  

Somerleyton's train station is located at NR32 5QN with services provided by Abellio Greater Anglia to Norwich and Lowestoft with on-going trains to Ipswich and London Liverpool Street. A two-hourly service operates during the day and late evening with an hourly service at peak times. 

Abellio Greater Anglia operates frequent train services. There are many great value fares available such as Advance tickets which start from Just £9 one way (available on certain routes), and Groupsave where 3 to 9 adults save 1/3 off the Off-Peak Return train fare.  Anglia Plus day rover tickets are also available where you can have unlimited travel within certain zones.  Perfect for exploring the beautiful Suffolk coast.

All train tickets can be purchased via the Abellio Greater Anglia Website or the app.

How to get to Somerleyton - By Car

From Norwich, follow the A146 then A143 and take the B1074

From Ipswich, take the A140 onto A143 and then follow  B1074

From London, take the A11/A146/A143 and on to B1074

Car Parks in Somerleyton

Travel Information & News

For the latest travel information listen to or visit BBC Radio Suffolk 

For local news, visit the East Anglian Daily Times of Eastern Daily Press websites.