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The 17 March 2019 is the start of English Tourism Week. Suffolk is full of places and attractions you can visit, so this year, I've pulled together some of my favourite villages around Suffolk that you can visit for an afternoon or even the whole day.


Check out Ed Sheeran’s childhood village. His song “Castle on the Hill” references to Framlingham Castle which is always worth a visit. There’s always lots of events taking place, and as a market town, there’s always lots to see and buy.


A short train journey from Ipswich, this village is a beautiful contrast to the busy town life. There’s lots of opportunities to go cycling or walking in the area, or visit some of the small cafes and shops if you fancy a wander round the town.

Pin Mill

Down by the Orwell River is a tiny village on the peninsula. I went there recently with my friend and her dog and we really enjoyed sitting outside the pub with a pint overlooking the river and the old boats.


This is another sleepy village in Suffolk with lots of surprises. It has some lovely little shops selling all sorts and cafes where you can just sit with your friends and enjoy the scenery. There’s a really good walk between Dedham and neighbouring village, Flatford, walking beside the River Stour, so this is perfect if you fancy an afternoon out.


Sutton is quite close to Woodbridge, so you could do both in a day. Sutton is home to the well known Sutton Hoo. Unfortunately, it’s closed for restoration, but they’re doing a roadshow round Suffolk with lots of the attractions, so try to catch that if you can.


You can study Tourism Management here at the University. 


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