Suffolk is one of the most beautiful counties in the UK. It offers the perfect combination of countryside living whilst still offering a range of major cities such as Bury St Edmunds and Newmarket.
This winter you may be looking for scenic Suffolk locations to visit. Here are six locations across Suffolk that are worth visiting, just to experience their beauty.
1. Nowton Park
Located just outside of Bury St Edmunds is Nowton Park, a 200-acre destination which looks truly beautiful no matter what season of the year it is. The park really has everything, including stretches of grass, paved paths for those that need a more solid pathway, a cafe, an arboretum and even a play area for families. Dogs are welcome as long as they are kept on leads. If you’re looking for somewhere to go for a relaxed stroll but with wintery scenery, this is the ideal location.
2. Framlington Castle
If you’re looking for a family day out, Framlington Castle is a must visit Suffolk destination. This 12th century castle is surrounded by parkland and a picturesque lake. If you can muster the strength to conquer the wall walk, you’ll be rewarded with stunning views over the town and countryside.
There are a wide variety of activities and things to do at the castle apart from admiring its grandeur. Including visiting the castle shop and cafe, or the castle exhibition.
3. Christchurch Park
If we’re lucky enough to see a bit of winter sunshine then Christchurch Park – spanning an amazing 33 hectares in the heart of Ipswich – will make an ideal destination for a day out. It was the first public park to open in the town in 1895 but has recently undergone a £4.5 million restoration providing play-areas, tennis courts, table tennis tables and bowling greens.
4. Alton Water Lake Trails
Another walking option would be the Alton Water Lake Trails, an 8-mile walk located on the Shotley Peninsula. The self-contained route needs little in the way of maps. The location has a wide range of scenic elements to admire, from meadows, to woods and hills, it’s the ideal destination for nature lovers. The easiest location to park would be Stutton car park. You’ll then find a path leading you to your walk!
Cobbled streetsand quaint buildings make Lavenham one of the most romantic places in the UK, particularly in the winter. In England’s most preserved medieval village the doors are wonky, its mullioned windows bow and the houses are a bit skewwhiff – but that’s all part of the appeal. Among the winding streets, you’ll find little tearooms, galleries and The Angel Hotel with its Marco Pierre White gourmet restaurant.
6. Ickworth House
Ickworth house is a Georgian Italianate palace in an idyllic English landscape. For over 200 years, the Hervey family (4th Earl of Bristol) added to the extravagance of the location. Enjoy a tranquil stroll through the scenic parklands followed by a visit to the West Wing or Porter Lodge Cafe for a sausage roll and cup of tea. Ickworth hosts an abundance of winter events.