Places to visit in Suffolk

The question about Suffolk is where will you visit first? With its picturesque villages, stunning coastline, charming country houses, a llandscape made famous by John Constable and the burial site of Anglo-Saxon royalty - you really are spoilt for choice.

View of the pond and estate covered in frost


Once home to an eccentric, and sometimes infamous, Hervey family; the impressive rotunda is a showcase of the priceless treasures the family collected, whilst life below stairs tells quite the different story. Outdoors, the extensive park and gardens provide a tranquil backdrop to a truly entertaining day out.

A burial mound in the mist at Sutton Hoo, Suffolk

Sutton Hoo

Sutton Hoo is home to one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of all time, the remarkable ship burial of an Anglo-Saxon king and his treasured possessions. Visit the mounds, see the incredible replicas in our exhibition and find out more about one of Britain's best kept secrets.

The River Stour at Flatford


Nestled by the River Stour, the hamlet of Flatford is home to many of the iconic views that inspired some of John Constable's most famous paintings. Step inside Bridge Cottage to find out more about this great artist and his work, or explore Constable Country on foot and discover the views for yourself.

Heather in bloom on top of the cliffs with the sea below

Dunwich Heath

Tucked away on the Suffolk coast, Dunwich Heath is a rare and precious habitat. Quiet and serene, wild and dramatic, a walk across the heath or down along the beach is an inspiring visit whatever the time of year. Why not come and blow the cobwebs away.

A snowy scene of the Guildhall Lavenham

Lavenham Guildhall

Lavenham is one of the best-preserved medieval villages in England. Step inside one of the finest timber framed buildings in the village, the Guildhall of Corpus Christi, and discover the characters who have shaped Lavenham's fortunes.

A busy auditorium at the Theatre Royal

Theatre Royal

The only surviving regency playhouse in Britain. Recently restored, why not enjoy an authentic 19th century theatre-going experience?

The West Front of Melford Hall, Suffolk

Melford Hall

Explore the family home of the Hyde Parkers, who lovingly restored this house following a devastating fire in 1942. Around every corner there’s a new twist in the story, from the family's connections to Beatrix Potter to their naval history. Everyone has left their mark.

Wild Orford Ness

Orford Ness

A wild and remote shingle spit with a history that will both intrigue and delight. Uncover some of Britain's secret military history and enjoy the abundance of rare species and plants.