Kersey: Growing tourist pull of wool towns

Alex Paul and Margaret Hinkins with the new brochure

Alex Paul and Margaret Hinkins with the new brochure - Credit: Archant

Growing numbers of tourists are being attracted to Suffolk’s wool towns rather than opting for its traditional resorts, a tourism business says.

Holiday cottage agency Suffolk Secrets, which has featured Kersey on the cover of its 2014 brochure, says that Constable Country and the wool towns have been “a real growth area” for the business with many of its historic villages proving to be a popular holiday base from which to explore the area.

The brochure will go out to around 14,000 potential holidaymakers in the next few months and the firm hopes the Suffolk Wool Towns section will open up new holiday ideas to customers.

Alex Paul, general manager of Suffolk Secrets and Southwold Lettings, based in Southwold, said: “It has bee a record breaking year for us in Suffolk.”

“In the past we have perhaps focused on coastal destinations for our spectacular cover shot. However, we have seen real growth in this part of Suffolk, so when it came to deciding the cover image for our brochure we decided to use one of the wool towns. We chose this one, sent in by our homeowners Margaret and Colin Hinkins, who own Primrose cottage in Kersey, because its encapsulates the beauty and spirit of Kersey.”

Mrs Hinkins said: “We are thrilled that our cottage and the picturesque setting of Kersey should be on the front cover of Suffolk Secrets 2014 brochure. It is such a beautiful part of Suffolk - all our visitors love the area and come back year after year.”