Suffolk is full of fun, exciting things and hidden gems. Take some time to explore this part of the country if you’re new to the area, or get to know new things about the area you’ve grown up in.
Here are five fun facts you might not know about Suffolk.
Smallest pub in Britain
Bury St Edmunds is home to the smallest pub in Britain, The Nutshell. It has standing room for around 20 people, so make sure you give it a visit one day (but maybe only bring a small group of friends).
Furthest East you can go
Lowestoft is home to the furthest point East you can go in the UK. If you’re an early bird and love sunrises, this is the place to visit one day. Ness Point is a beautiful, quiet place, and the place you can be first to see the sunrise on any day.
The Suffolk Punch
The Suffolk Punch is a breed of horses unique to Suffolk. At risk of going extinct, they’ve been kept safe by the Suffolk Punch Trust, and worth a visit. They are real gentle giants, and very hardworking, so were very popular back in the day.
Harry Potter's birthplace
Harry Potter was born in Suffolk! Kind of. The village, Lavenham, featured as Harry Potter's birthplace, Godric's Hollow in Deathly Hallows Part 1 and Part 2.
This has to be my favourite fact about Suffolk! West Stow Pods has a range of lodges for a quick weekend away. So if you fancy a glamping trip in a Hobbit Hole, then book yourself a weekend in the countryside with your friends. After all, all students deserve a break!