45 minutes by car


  • county town of Norfolk and one of England’s best preserved medieval cities
  • Splendid Cathedral
  • Sainsbury Centre for Modern Art (Norman Foster designed)
  • The Forum – state of the art new Library & Media centre
  • Norman Castle – Keep & Museum
  • Historic buildings, parks, churches
  • Maze of streets and lanes
  • Shopping malls / Good individual shopping
  • Famous outdoor market
  • Arts and entertainment/Cinemas & Theatres

Great Yarmouth

Amusement arcades & games. Pleasure Beach rides. Family entertainment although a disappointing destination otherwise! Sea Life Centre aquarium.  Race-course.


  • County town of Suffolk.
  • Historic wet dock – maritime heritage
  • Medieval churches
  • 16th century Christchurch Mansion
  • Tolly Cobbold Brewery.
  • Magnificent Parks.
  • Shopping.
  • Arts and entertainment/Cinemas & Theatres


  • Orford Castle. Boat trips.
  • Famous seafood – ‘The Butlery at Orford’
  • Orford Ness – Nature Reserve (longest vegetated shingle spit in Europe) with de-classified military installations
  • (development of radar). Accessible by boat from Orford Quay.


  • on River Deben Once noted for ship building and sail making
  • Now an attractive town – pedestrianised centre & narrow streets
  • Good shops – Antiques. Tide Mill on quayside – functioning up to1957.
  • Suffolk Punch Horse Museum.
  • Cinema
  • Nearby is family-orientated Easton Farm Park.

On opposite bank is Sutton Hoo (National Trust)

Sutton Hoo:

Anglo-Saxon Royal Burial Site (National Trust) where treasures were only unearthed in 1939.


Alan Bloom’s Dell Garden, Adrain Bloom’s Foggy Bottom Garden & Steam Centre


Wyken Hall – Elizabethan manor house, vineyard, gardens. Restaurant in 16th barn.


Banham Zoo. Sunday Car Boot sale.

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