Suffolk is a county in East Anglia, with Ipswich, one of England’s oldest, most charming towns as its county town. Apart from Ipswich, Felixstowe is considered an important town for being one of the biggest container ports in all of Europe. With arable lands made into different farm sizes and the North Sea bordering the East, agriculture remains as a major industry then and now.
Locals consider the low-lying, arable lands as their major source of livelihood. Agriculture is very significant to the local way of life and that is further signified by the annual Suffolk Show, an event that features the bountiful produce of the county. It is held every May in Ipswich. Among Suffolk’s agri products include winter wheat, sugar beet, winter barley, winter and spring beans, oilseed rape, rye, linseed, oats, and a wide variety of veggies.
But it is not only how the locals maintained the county’s agricultural roots that is amusing about Suffolk. This picturesque area of endless scenic spots, incredible beaches, and traditional country charms is definitely an attraction that many exploring tourists would find hard to resist. Unspoiled and untouched, adventurous souls would appreciate, how, with a population reaching the 700,000 mark, the area maintained its being a rural haven for those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. It is a joy to go around close-knit villages, small towns, and settlements, which the county is also famous for.
But laidback is not the only name of the game in Suffolk. Although its relaxed appeal and exquisite old charms are always highlighted, tourists should expect to make their hearts a-flutter whether for participating or witnessing sporting events such as football, cricket, speedway racing, or horse racing.
Newmarket – This ancient village takes tourists into an entirely different world on its own by continuously highlighting its regal roots. The memories of the town that was once Charles II’s home are preserved, specially the first racecourses that the king established himself.
Sunrise Coast – The coastal area of North Suffolk is home to many tourist attractions including pristine beaches, market towns, and the Norfolk Broads National Park.
Closest Airport: Stansted Airport/Norwich Airport – 42.5 Miles
Closest City Centre: London – 72.1 Miles
Closest Must-See location outside Suffolk: Sutton Hoo – 22.3 Miles