Things to do

Suffolk is a great place to live with plenty to do

Attractions include castles, medieval towns, stately homes and gardens and more. There are plenty of sports centres, pubs and restaurants to choose from, and a variety of festivals to enjoy, particularly in the summer months.

It’s an ideal place for outdoor activities too such as walking, cycling, boating and kayaking, bird watching, photography, or simply lazing on the beach.

Key local attractions include:

Just four miles from Bury St. Edmunds and owned by the National Trust, Ickworth is an 18th century Italian-style country residence surrounded by a great Park with lovely gardens.

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The town centre combines the convenience of a strikingly modern shopping centre with the charm of the old town and an abundance of restaurants, coffee shops and more…

Summer residential

Bury St Edmunds has a good cycling infrastructure and there is an abundance of great cycling routes throughout the area.

Ideal setting for a great day out with over 18,500 hectares of pines, heathland and broadleaves to explore, rich with a variety of animal and plant life.  Popular with mountain bikers, campers and thrill seekers too, with the famous Go Ape treetop adventure.

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The Suffolk Coast is a popular destination throughout the year, incorporating areas of outstanding natural beauty, beautiful beaches, charming seaside towns and some amazing local food and produce.

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Suffolk has a wealth of music festivals covering a multitude of genres.  Some are set in really extraordinary surroundings, giving amazing and unique (and often quirky) experiences.

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Just 17 miles from Bury St Edmunds, Newmarket Racecourse is often referred to as the headquarters of British horseracing and hosts two of the country’s five Classic Races, as well numerous other race meetings, shows and other events throughout the year.

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An award-winning venue in Bury St Edmunds known for its acoustic excellence and home to a diverse programme of live music and events; from classical concerts to pop, rock, jazz, blues, world, country and folk, plus comedy and dance performances.

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One of Britain’s most significant theatre buildings and the last surviving Regency playhouse in the country. Built in 1819 and restored to its Regency origins, this intimate Grade 1 listed building is the only theatre in the National Trust property portfolio.

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