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Updated: Sep 6, 2021

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Things to See In Suffolk, England

Are you planning a road trip to Suffolk? Or perhaps you're just looking for a day out with the family?

In this post, I will list all the places I would like to see during my road trip of Suffolk.


Please note that the key driver for this road trip is photography. Therefore, many places listed below will consist of many locations that you may not consider to be 'bucket list' items. But if you are a photographer, or plan a long term road trip, then these may well be places you'd like to check out.

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Let's get into the bucket list!

Places to see in Suffolk

Attractions, Museums etc


Beaches and Bays

Castles, Palaces and Stately homes

Cities, towns, villages and islands

Nature reserves/national parks/gardens/lakes/forests

Historical sites

Camping sites

Google Map with Suffolk locations

Attractions, Museums etc

  • The 95th Bomb Group Hospital Museum -

  • 493rd Bomb Group Museum -

  • Africa Alive! - Africa Alive!, formerly known as Suffolk Wildlife Park, is a zoo located in Kessingland, Suffolk, UK. It is situated off the A12 at Kessingland 2 miles (3 km) south of Lowestoft. Africa Alive! is part of the Zoological Society of East Anglia, a registered charity, and a member of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA), the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA), and the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA).

  • Allen Gardiner River Cruise Restaurant - Built in Miami, Florida, in 1942 as a South African Air Force air-sea rescue launch, the Allen Gardiner has the character of a fine wooden ship. In 2011, she underwent a rebuild before being transported to Ipswich from Durban, South Africa.

  • Baylham House Rare Breeds Farm - Baylham House Rare Breeds Farm is in the middle of the beautiful county of Suffolk in Eastern England and is a small livestock farm breeding farm animals that were once common but are now very rare.

  • Bentwaters Cold War Museum -

  • Bures Dragon -

  • Bury St Edmunds Boer War Memorial -

  • Carlton Colville Skatepark -

  • Clare Ancient House Museum -

  • Debach Airfield Museum -

  • Dunwich Museum -

  • East Anglia Transport Museum - The East Anglia Transport Museum is an open-air transport museum, with numerous historic public transport vehicles (including many in full working order). It is located in Carlton Colville a suburb of Lowestoft, Suffolk. It is the only museum in the country where visitors can ride on buses, trams and trolleybuses, as well as a narrow-gauge railway.

  • Easton Farm Park - This is a children's open farm that has been operating for over 30 years - a great place for children to interact with animals.

  • Explore 4X4 -

  • Felixstowe Pier -

  • Flint Vineyard - Flint Vineyard is set in a beautiful location overlooking the Waveney Valley, close to the bustling market town of Bungay. Join us for a fascinating glimpse behind the scenes at one of England’s most exciting new wineries, including a guided tour of our vineyard and state-of-the-art winery and a tutored tasting of our award-winning wines.

  • Flo-ridaz Hovercraft -

  • Greene King Brewery - Greene King is the UK's largest pub retailer and brewer. It is based in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England. The company owns pubs, restaurants and hotels. It was listed on the London Stock Exchange until it was acquired by CK Assets in October 2019.

  • Halesworth Airfield Museum -

  • Harwich Harbour Foot Ferry - Foot and Bicycle Ferry connecting Harwich, Shotley and Felixstowe since 1912.

  • Hilly Ridge Alpacas - We have a small farm with about 50 alpacas. Walk with alpacas through beautiful countryside and walk around the farm and meet the babies and possibly bottle-feed a baby alpaca.

  • HMS Ganges Museum -

  • Hollow Trees Farm Shop - Fresh is best, and you can buy everything we produce at Hollow Trees in our fantastic Farm Shop. Have an adventure on the Hollow Trees Farm Trail where there are surprises around every corner!

  • Ipswich Transport Museum - The Ipswich Transport Museum is a museum in Ipswich, Suffolk, England, devoted principally to the history of transport and engineering objects made or used in its local area.

  • Jimmy's Farm & Wildlife Park - This rare breed's farm is home to ponies, donkeys, chickens, rabbits, guinea pigs, sheep, goats, geese, ducks, cows, pigs and much more. Visitors can feed all the animals using the bags of food available and get even closer with special animal encounters every weekend and during the school holidays.

  • Latitude Festival - One of the more recent additions to the British festival calendar, Latitude is a magical experience in the woods of Suffolk.

  • Lavenham Airfield -

  • Lavenham Falconry - Bird of prey experience centre offering the following experiences at our purpose-built venue.

  • Lavenham Farmers Market - Suffolk Market Events runs the highest quality Farmers' Markets in Suffolk including the award-winning Lavenham, Farmers' Market and the fantastic monthly markets in Sudbury and Bury St Edmund's.

  • Lowestoft Ferry - Come and take a cruise along Lake Lothing on our Motor Launch that was built in 1954 and use in Glasgow and the Clyde.

  • Lowestoft War Memorial Museum - Only costs 80pence or 60 pence for adults. This is a memorial to all Lowestoft. It has a small chapel of remembrance, some small rooms to look round, has a wide range of artefacts and the volunteers are really dedicated.

  • Mid Suffolk Light Railway M