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Christmas at Blackthorpe Barn

Blackthorpe Barn, Suffolk

Blackthorpe Barn near Bury St Edmunds is a medieval, thatched building which lends itself perfectly to Christmas events. Every year, Christmas craft markets take place there and the building fills with the gentle hum of shoppers ‘oohing’ and ‘aahing’ over the wonderful crafts available to buy and the air is scented with freshly baked mince…

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Christmas in Suffolk

Farm Cottage, The Grove Cottages, Suffolk

The festive season has become rather frenetic for many people these days: lunches with colleagues, dinners with friends, get-togethers with the family, Christmas shopping and a host of other commitments that can leave us feeling exhausted when the Big Day finally arrives. There’s something quite appealing about the idea of ‘getting away from it all’…

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An Artist’s Residence

Munnings Museum, Dedham, external photographed by David Burton-2

The Munnings Art Museum on the outskirts of the pretty village of Dedham on the Suffolk/Essex border, is quite possibly the friendliest museum I have ever been to. It’s the home artist Sir Alfred Munnings shared with his wife Violet for forty years up until his death in 1959 and is now open to the…

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Wrap up a Suffolk experience

Wrap up a Suffolk experience

If you are you struggling to find the perfect Christmas gift for a loved one, then the folks over at The Grove Cottages can help. They offer gift vouchers for a short break in one of their gorgeous, romantic cottages, which would make a lovely present for someone special. They will personalise the voucher with…

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Gainsborough’s House Gift Shop

Gainsborough’s House Gift Shop

Gainsborough’s House in Sudbury is not only a museum of international importance, it is also a wonderful place to attend lectures and workshops on art history and there is a vibrant print workshop with courses running throughout the year. The museum gift shop has recently been refurbished and, having received funding from Arts Council England…

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