Suffolk was built from the lucrative wool trade that was in demand all over Europe from the 12th Century onwards and the remains of its affluent golden age is still evident in the quaint medieval churches, charming castles and grand stately homes built by the aristocratic merchants. This beautiful rural backwater is awash with walking trails through rolling hills, lush green valleys and pockets of woodland thickets. Take a relaxing barge ride through the pleasant countryside around Ipswich, admire in the Middle-Age villages on the Stour Valley and enjoy the lively atmosphere of Bury St. Edmunds. History buffs should not miss a visit to Framlington Castle where Mary Queen of Scots was declared Queen of England together with Woodbridge, one of UK´s greatest archaeological discoveries and one that baffles scholars as much as Stonehenge. If you are travelling to Suffolk with children you will find plenty to do to keep the whole family entertained such has the high-octane rollercoaster rides of Pleasurewood Hills and the beautiful open spaces in the nature reserves at Go Ape! The coastline is also an option and the comfortable Suffolk holiday cottages available with HouseTrip are in a perfect location for you to explore the entire region.
When to go to Suffolk
The best time to go to Suffolk is from early May to late October. The summer months of July and August are the warmest although also the busiest as this is the time of year when schools in England break up for the summer holidays. Rainfall is frequent in April whilst January and February is too cold for outdoor activities.
Getting to and around Suffolk
Suffolk is well connected to the rest of the country by rail, and if you are travelling from either Belgium or The Netherlands in mainland Europe you may want to consider taking the ferry. Most international flights will arrive into London at either Gatwick or Heathrow. Trains to Norwich or Ipswich in Suffolk leave from Liverpool Street Station. A cheaper option is the National Express bus line. The best way to explore Suffolk is to hire a car, though if you get the opportunity, take a barge ride along the canals and explore the countryside on a bicycle.
Accommodation in Suffolk
For a quintessential English experience there is no better accommodation than self-catering cottages in Suffolk. HouseTrip has plenty of quaint Suffolk cottages available for rent in cities and the remote rural areas of Suffolk where you can relax in peace and quiet whilst on holiday. What´s more HouseTrip.com is so easy to use you can book your Suffolk accommodation in as few as six clicks.