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  1. ronidog1

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    We are thinking of a tour of Suffolk. Any suggestions for wildlife and history must see places?

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    Aldeburgh and Southwold are two good starters for ten....

    Plus: http://www.suffolktouristguide.com/Historical-Places-in-Suffolk.asp

    Christchurch Mansion
    A fine Tudor mansion built between 1548 and 1550 with later additions. A good collection of furniture, panelling, ceramics, clocks and paintings from the 16th-19thC.
    Christchurch Park,

    Eye Castle
    A Norman motte-and-bailey with medieval walls and a Victorian folly. The castle has always had close associations with royalty since the Norman conquest.


    Framlingham Castle

    A magnificent example of a late 12th-century castle. Built by Roger Bigod, Earl of Norfolk, the castle, together with Framlingham Mere, was designed both as a stronghold and as a symbol of power and status - as befitted one of the most influential people at the court of the Plantagenet kings. Architecturally, the castle is notable for its curtain wall with mural towers, an early example of this
    design. Walk around the impressive wallwalk, explore the mere and admire the fine castle gatehouse. It was here that Mary Tudor waited to hear whether she or Lady Jane Grey had been declared Queen after the death of Edward VI. A new introductory exhibition in the Poorhouse tells the story of the people
    who lived in the castle through its long and varied history

    Glemham Hall
    An elegant, red brick Elizabethan mansion surrounded by 300 acres of parkland situated between Woodbridge and Saxmundham. Glemham Hall was built circa 1560 by the de Glemham family, who took their name from nearby Great (Magna) and Little (Parva) Glemham. After a varied history, the Cobbold
    brewing family purchased the house in 1923; it became the home of Captain John Murray Cobbold - founder and first chairman of Ipswich Town Football Club as a professional club - and his wife Lady Blanche, a daughter of the 9th Duke of Devonshire. The 3,000 acre estate now hosts a variety of events
    including a country fair, open air opera and theatre.
    Little Glemham, Woodbridge


    Hadleigh Guildhall
    A medieval timber-framed complex, Grade I listed dating from 15th century. There is a timbered guildroom, an old town hall which has a fine crown-post roof, a Georgian assembly room and a Victorian ballroom. Small walled garden with medieval features.

    Holton Saint Peter Postmill
    A restored postmill, dating from the mid-18th Century, on a 2-storey roundhouse. There are displays on the history and workings of the mill.

    Kentwell Hall & Gardens
    Moated redbrick Tudor mansion in a tranquil parkland setting. Over 150 years ago it was written that ‘visitors emerging from the Avenue on a summery evening cannot withhold admiration when they see the manifold beauties of Kentwell Hall’. This remains true today. The exterior is almost unaltered, whilst
    the interior retains the original Tudor service areas. Elsewhere, alterations reflect the changing tastes of successive families, embellished by that of the present owners. Renowned for its incredible Re-creations of everyday Tudor life and, occasionally, of WWII daily life. The present owners’efforts, since
    1979, to restore the house and recover and extend the once noted gardens, add to any visit’s enjoyment. - See more at: http://www.suffolktouristguide.com/Historical-Places-in-Suffolk.asp#sthash.zAuTrNr5.dpuf
     
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    To start with a few obvious ones, Sutton Hoo the boat burial, exhibition is excellent, they have good motorhome parking clearly signed. Minsmere, RSPB site again, easy parking, can walk to the sea, usually lots of birds. Orford castle we found very interesting.
     
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    John Constable country!
     
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    Woodbridge , where we live..
    lovely market town with some mediaeval architecture. Working Tide Mill, you can buy the flour ...
    You can park behind the swimming pool

    near by, Sutton Hoo .. google it ..

    Bury St Edmunds..
    another lovely market town with a Cathedral.. I did a post about it ..with dedicated motorhome all night parking http://www.motorhomefun.co.uk/forum...en-the-princess-and-motorhome-parking.132464/

    Aldeburgh .. parking beside the big shell on the beach.. campsite opposite is expensive..
    close by Snape Maltings.. music venue , craft workshops etc

    Orford Castle..

    Bawsdey WW2 Radar station and Bawdsey Quay.. free parking by the river, it gets busy with day visitors.. .. need to be early.. or late.. often see vans overnighting .. only a few places for motorhomes .. The nearby car park has 2.3 mt height barrier..

    Ramsholt.. and the pub with probably the best view in Suffolk.. parking by the pub or at the car park top of the hill .. with an old church worth visiting

    Alderton.. our village.. parking by the recreational ground. . and you can walk down to join the Suffolk coastal path .. about 1 mile.. go to Shingle Street .. and see the Martello towers.. several have been converted to homes.


    Also nearby.. Rendlesham forrest .. has camp site ..

    Suffolk, and in particular the coast.. is is quiet unspoiled.. we first came here many years ago for weekends .. never thinking one day we would retire here..

    If you get here give me a shout..
     
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    Wow what a brilliant response in such a short time :)

    Thanks for all these suggestions. I am now reading through, prioritising and plotting them on a map. Well that's the intention. Will probably end up dipping into the list and having a great time wandering around!

    We will contact you @scotlandjim if we get to Woodbridge

    Ronidog
     
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    A little bit further afield is Flatford Mill, near East Bergholt, but as it is Essex you might need a visa plus obligatory white stilettos and fake tan to enter.....
     
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    I can recommend the CS near Framlingham, a snip at just £5 a night(y)
     
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    certainly would coming from up north!

    That's the sort of site I like (y)
     
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    thought it was in Suffolk .. :whistle:


    @ronidog1
    It makes a nice day out.. you can park a motorhome in the car park.. the access road is a bit narrow but coaches go, so should be fine..

    we have also paddled to Flatford by canoe.. it's a lovely paddle from Cattawade.. small car park by the river Stour , just off the A137

    https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place...5e4f3acd9!4b1!8m2!3d51.95872!4d1.021453?hl=en
     
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    Dedham, East Bergholt and Flatford should all be in Essex as they are south of the Stour which is the border. Postal address might be Suffolk. We live about 3 miles into Suffolk but have a Colchester postal address. You can hire rowing boats at Dedham and Flatford which is a nice afternoon unless all the hooray henries are out
     
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    ok slow down this is getting to sound like a Lancashire - Yorkshire border dispute:whistle:
     
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    I thought Lancashire and Yorkshire were one and the same ...
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    they are for me I am of mixed blood :winky:
     
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    not arguing .. I found it interesting..

    never mind then
     
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    The duck is not going to argue!! He's getting mellow in his old age.[​IMG]

    Ian
     
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    Mainly because I was wrong! :unsure: Well, half wrong. I knew that Dedham was south of the river but thought that Flatford was as well. We only live 10 miles away.........:blush:


    What is not in dispute is that for visiting Essex the spray tan and white stilettos are part of the uniform........ innit!
     

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