Belle Grove

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Guest Favourites

WALKING:

Southwold:  don’t miss taking the foot ferry between Southwold & Walberswick”

“our all time favourite is an evening walk along the beach topped off by a hot chocolate muffin & latte on the Pier”

Beccles: “taking the Black Dog Ferry to the Locks Inn and walking back, the most perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon

Dunwich Heath:  our favourite place for walking  “Through the bluebells at Dunwich

Covehithe:  “loved the walk along crumbling cliff edge

Snape: “favourite walks are to Iken Church from Snape and in Tunstall Forest”

CHILDREN:

“Africa Alive was brilliant – we’ve been to London & Whipsnade zoos many times, yet this small zoo was better! “      A big hit with the kids

Thorpeness Mere: “the children just loved the boats – real Swallows & Amazons stuff!

The children loved the slide on the village green at Walberswick!”

New Lido in Beccles:  Kept the children quiet most of the day!”  “Great flume

Southwold maize maze (seasonal): is great fun (if exhausting)

My kids kept busy with the horse riding at Mells and tennis at the courts in Halesworth”

Sutton Hoo:  “a lovely, if windswept, half-day for the children”

PLACES TO GO, THINGS TO SEE:

Southwold is  “charming and understated”  “the Pier is quirky and fun”  “You don’t have to travel any further…”  “Southwold harbour a delight with sheds selling freshly caught fish”

“Loved walking the ramparts of the castle at Framlingham ”  

“Superb open-air production of Othello at castle”

Flixton Aircraft Museum is “a wonderful place”   “small but truly excellent”

Aldeburgh: “the seaside town time forgot”  “Fresh fish from the Fish Shacks a must for those who like their fish”

“Sutton Hoo is fascinating, especially if you take a guide – and a jacket!”

Orford is a must-see, with quaint cottages around every corner

“Absolutely fascinating boat trip out to Orford Ness”

“Snape Maltings is enjoyable and wheelchair friendly” & “the café does a mean goats cheese & red onion panini”

 “You don’t need to be a twitcher to enjoy Minsmere”

“It’s a must if you’re interested in birds”    “Saw rare stone curlew”

“Tried several golf courses but my favourite was the one at Halesworth”

“A worthwhile trip to Wyken vineyards: and a great lunch too

“Came away loaded with bottles from Shawsgate Winery !”

OTHER:

Dunwich Heath well worth a visit, good walks and stunning views”

We found The Long Shop Museum at Leiston really interesting”

“We loved The Red House”  (nr Aldeburgh- Benjamin Britten)

Such an enjoyable day out at Somerleyton Hall & Gardens”

Thumbs up for the Beer Tour at St Peter’s Brewery – and the Hall was a good place to quench more thirst afterwards!”

“Much enjoyed the Adnams Brewery Tour in Southwold and tea in the new café”

“The church within a church at Covehithe was very interesting”

Fascinating walk along crumbling cliffs down to deserted beach”

“Glorious churches – Westhall Church & the painted ceiling at Huntingfield Church are musts but loads of others”

Loved wandering the ruins of Leiston Abbey while musicians practised”

SHOPPING:

“Simply loved Focus Organic in Halesworth!”

“I stocked up with their famous smoked ham & bacon” at Emmetts in Peasenhall

“The black treacle bacon from the butchers in Halesworth (Allens)  is to die for”

” The Black Olive (deli) in Southwold great for picnic fare”

“Palmers butchers in Halesworth does fab home made pies”

“We bought a hare here and jugged it – hmm, interesting!”

“Had a lovely day at Aldeburgh with its shops, boutiques and restaurants”

“Lawsons in Aldeburgh stocks really good frozen meals”

“Great kitchen impedimenta and all sorts of things at Snape Maltings. It’s worth a whole day out what with shopping, walking the reed beds and eating in nearby pub”

Trip Advisor

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VisitEngland Awards

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