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History in Suffolk. Suffolk is steeped in History so there are many museums, stately homes, ancient churches and castles to enjoy. To find the best bits of Suffolk’s history visit our What To Do in Suffolk guide and search using the category ‘History’ with the location you are most interested in or visiting and you will find the nearest places to visit in order of their proximity to your chosen village.

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Hedingham Castle

Hedingham Castle

Hedingham Castle is an Events and Wedding Venue just south of Sudbury. The historic Keep was built around 1133 and boasts the finest Norman interior in England. The Banqueting Hall is licensed for Civil Ceremonies with receptions being held in the Georgian Mansion House and Tulip Lawn Marquee. The Castle and Grounds are open to…

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Written by Mark

Self-catering accommodation in Lavenham

Self-catering accommodation in Lavenham

Located in the heart of Suffolk, Lavenham is a medieval picturesque village that has some exquisite restaurants and is a truly unique place to explore. Once Lavenham was England’s 13th most prosperous town – in the 16th Century! Laveham’s importance stems from its wool and weaving activities, which is attested to by its wonderful historic…

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Written by Mark

Vintage Ipswich

Vintage Ipswich

A river cruise, a walking tour and museum visit. These were the three things on our itinerary as we headed off for a day out in Ipswich, Suffolk’s county town. The weather was fine and held the promise of a relaxing day meandering around town and a calm evening out on the water. Ipswich has…

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Written by sally anne

Essex Gliding Club, near Stoke by Clare

Essex Gliding Club, near Stoke by Clare

The Essex Gliding Club uses portions of the remaining road and runways of the former World War II Ridgewell Airfield site, near Stoke by Clare. Ridgewell is one of the many former World War II airfields sites in East Anglia. It is situated on the high plain between Ashen, Ovington and Tilbury Green about 1.5 miles…

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Ridgewell Airfield

Ridgewell Airfield

Ridgewell is one of the many former World War II airfields sites in East Anglia. It is situated on the high plain between Ashen, Ovington and Tilbury Green about 1.5 miles from Ridgewell, and Stoke by Clare. The airfield was opened in December 1942 and used first by the RAF as a base for No…

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