Belle Grove

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An ABC of Interests

The area caters for most tastes and interests…

Art:Art Galleries, Centres for Visual Arts, Artists’ Open Studios

Antiques:Antique centres & shops, antique fairs & flea markets

Amber:Look for some on the beach –  best place in Britain to find it

Aviation history:WW2 airfields & memorial museums

Archaeology:Sutton Hoo, Dunwich, Grime’s Graves

Architecture:Rich in Medieval timber-framed buildings

Auctions:Weekly at nearby Beccles and Diss

Beaches:Clean and safe bathing on sand and sand shingle beaches

Bird-watching:RSPB Minsmere Bird Sanctuary, Orford Ness

Boating:As in ‘messing about in’ on the Broads, Thorpeness Meare, Fritton Lake

Books:Second-hand & antiquarian

Car Boot sales:Friday Street Car Boot every Sunday in season + numerous others

Cycling:Good hire facilities in nearby Southwold

Castles:Framlingham, Orford , Norwich, Bungay

Crafts:Potteries, ceramics, textiles, glass

Churches:Did you know that there are over 500 medieval churches in Suffolk alone?

Country pursuits:Agricultural Shows, Game Fairs, Farmers Markets, Riding, Clay shooting etc

Country Estates & Houses:Sandringham, Somerleyton, Holkham Hall, Blickling, Oxburgh Hall etc

Eating Out: From excellent pub meals to fine dining

Family:Pleasurewood Hills, Banham Zoo, Play Barn, Suffolk Wildlife Park, Discovery Centre, Dinosaur ,Adventure Parks, Aquariums, Fritton Countryworld etc

Fishing:Deep sea, trout lakes, coarse fishing (angling licence needed)

Fresh food:PYO, markets, preserves, roadside stalls, farm shops

Flying/gliding:Beccles & Old Buckenham

Gardening:Specialist nurseries, village open gardens, country house gardens

Golf:Excellent local courses with day memberships

Going to the Dogs:Great Yarmouth Stadium

Ghosts:Black Shuck at Blythburgh, the Bungay Bigod Ghost!

Horses:Equestrian centres, riding, horse sanctuaries, specialist museums

Horse-racing:Newmarket, Fakenham

History:Museums, medieval buildings & ancient monuments

Kites:Acquire a hand-crafted one and fly by the sea!

Mills:Working Windmills, Tide Mills, Tower Mills

Motor Racing:Sport/banger/karting/ at Snetterton, Foxhall, Yarmouth

Music:Everything from classical to jazz to contemporary

Nightlife:Not a lot –  clubbing in Gt Yarmouth/Norwich?

Theatre:Loads of choice from seasonal open-air productions of Shakespeare to whodunnits at Southwold Summer Theatre + mainstream at Norwich, Ipswich and Lowestoft

Rail & Steam:Narrow gauge railways, steam locomotive rallies and museums

Real Ale:Adnams, St Peters Ale and many more

Roses:Peter Beales, Mannington Hall Gardens

Ruins:Leiston Abbey, Covehithe church, Framlingham Castle, the Minster

Rural trades & crafts:Agricultural museums, farm tours etc

People-watching:Southwold Pier, street cafes, town strolls

Seafood:Fresh-off-the-boats fish, crabs in season

Swimming:Blue Flag beaches, indoor heated pools

Shopping:Snape Maltings, Southwold, Norwich, Woodbridge etc

Urban Fix:Norwich, Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds, Cambridge

Vineyards:Excellent locally made wines from several local vineyards + tours

Walks:Coastal & marsh walks, country rambling, forest trails

Water Sports:Sailing, wind-surfing, water-skiing

Wildlife:Birds of Prey/Owls, RSPB Sanctuary, Nature Reserves

Note: American visitors may be particularly interested in the ‘american connections’ page of

Further detailed information as to many of these places – and others – is supplied in the Information Pack at the cottage which has been compiled for your use.

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