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Suffolk: Where are the best places to visit in Suffolk? Help us compile a list of the top 50 things to see and do

12:45 23 January 2014

Framlingham Castle

Framlingham Castle


What’s your favourite thing to do in Suffolk? Where do you go, what do you do, to really enjoy yourself, have fun with the family, or maybe just cheer yourself up? Do you have a location, or a venue, which is extra special to you?

Sky Lantern ridden by Richard Hughes wins the Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes at Newmarket Racecourse,Sky Lantern ridden by Richard Hughes wins the Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes at Newmarket Racecourse,

Of course, here in beautiful Suffolk, we’re spoiled for choice, aren’t we? The county is blessed with so many wonderful places to visit, choosing just one favourite is really difficult – but that’s exactly what we’re asking you to do!

We’ve joined forces with the Mark Murphy Show on BBC Radio Suffolk to ask our readers and listeners to help us to compile a list of “50 Things To Do In Suffolk”.

We want you to tell us about your favourite things - and why you love them so much. It might simply be a lovely walk, or a beautiful view. Maybe there is a particular historic building you love to visit, or perhaps a sporting venue.

As a starter for ten - and without trying to influence you - here are my two favourites. As some of you already know, one of my favourite places in Suffolk is my home town of Framlingham.

For me, it’s very special, full of atmosphere and personal memories. I just love walking through the Market Hill, maybe grabbing a coffee, and then meandering up to the castle and looking across the meare to my old school, Framlingham College. That view - and the one looking back from the College to the castle - is my favourite in Suffolk.

Another special thing for me is the walk between Thorpeness and Aldeburgh.

I park in Thorpeness, and walk along the beach to Aldeburgh - nodding to Maggi Hambling’s Scallop on the way. Then, after a quick wander around Aldeburgh, and a coffee, I make my way back to Thorpeness. It’s a great way to get some gentle exercise, blow away the cobwebs, and get some thinking time as well.

Like me, Mark Murphy is a Suffolk boy, born and bred, and it’s a fact that sometimes we don’t always appreciate the many wonders that our home county has.

As Mark says:” I’m always amazed when we have visitors come and stay with us just how much there is to show them right here in Suffolk. So I’m really pleased that we are going to work with the East Anglian Daily Times to find the top 50 things to do in Suffolk. I’m sure we’ll get hundreds of suggestions but it’s the less well known things I’m looking to hearing about.”

So, let us know you favourite things to do in Suffolk, by clicking here. We will feature them in the coming weeks before compiling the Top 50. We look forward to hearing from you!

Listen out to BBC Radio Suffolk this morning for more from 9am.



  • No surprise, no mention of the county town. So, to level the score how about: Orwell Bridge, Orwell river, Ipswich Town FC, Christchurch Park, Christchurch Mansion & Constable & Gainsborough galleries, Ipswich Town Hall, Ancient house, Wolsey's Gate, Ipswich Marina, Hollywells Park, Chantry Park, The Willis Building, Ramsey & Robsons statues, The White Horse, Ipswich Museum, Wolsey Theatre, St Lawrence Tower, St Mary Le Tower, Transport Museum, ....and Ipswich Charter Hangings at St Peter’s church to remind Suffolk & the world that we have had the right to self-government since 1200 A.D (775 years before Suffolk County Council was forced on to us).

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    Mark Ling

    Thursday, January 23, 2014

  • Abbey Gardens, Bury St Edmunds.

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    Saturday, January 25, 2014

  • The best place to visit in Suffolk there are so many I think beautiful Nettishall heath for a swim in the river little ouse making sure you don't cross into the Norfolk side of cause, followed by a game of cricket amd bbq with the family and friends for summer. And Woodbridge for a bracing walk along the front in winter

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    Friday, January 24, 2014

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