• TTDA - Deben Peninsula - River Deben (c) Gill Moon Photography

Visit Deben Peninsula

The Deben Peninsula is located in Suffolk between the Deben River to the South and the Alde & Ore Estuary the North.

It has a unique charm and varied natural beauty, its coastal heathlands contrasting with the undulating farmland to the west. Exploring the Deben Peninsula you'll find picturesque villages including Sutton, Shottisham, Hollesley, Boyton, Alderton, Ramsholt and Bawdsey.

The landscape quality of the area has been recognised nationally by its designation by the Countryside Commission as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The significance of the Deben Peninsula coastline and estuary is further recognised as forming part of the Suffolk Heritage Coast and the upper reaches of the Deben River designated as Special Landscape Areas.

The area is also important for nature conservation and heritage with un-spoilt natural habitats and national heritage sites including, the Worlds First Operational Radar Station at Bawdsey; National Trust Sutton Hoo home to one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of all time, one of only three known Anglo-Saxon ship burials along with a vast array of treasure; and last but not least The Suffolk Punch Trust an educational and environmental charity dedicated to breeding and preserving the Suffolk Punch horse.

Visit our guide to the area to find places to stay, eat and things to do whilst visiting.


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