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Suffolk Golf - Lavenham

The modern game of golf originated in fifteenth century Scotland, and has since developed into a fun pastime for some, and serious sport for others. In Suffolk we are lucky to have a number of golf courses, so whether you’re a keen golfer or like to try you hand now and then there are lots of dif...

by alice | May 3, 2017 |


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Spotlight On: Hadley’s at Lavenham

Visit Lavenham for the old world charm of this medieval village and stay for the award winning ice cream at Hadley’s. Seated in the centre of the village, a stone’s throw from

by alice | Mar 21, 2017 |


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Writerly Retreat at The Ryes

National Novel Writing Month continues, and even if you’re not a writer November is a perfect time for a little countryside escape. The Ryes in Lawshall certainly fits the bill with i...

by alice | Nov 2, 2016 |


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Foods to Fill the Pantry: Lavenham

Wherever you’re staying in Suffolk, there’s an abundance of local and independent produce just waiting to be discovered. We’ve compiled a list of our favourites to help you get the most of our county’s fantastic food, and help you on your way to stocking the quintessential Suffolk frigidaire....

by sian | Oct 11, 2016 |


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Splendid Suffolk Gardens - Pilgrims, Lavenham

As part of our series on gardens in Suffolk, with the season so far welcoming in heady summer days and balmy, relaxed evenings, we bring you the lovely garden of Pilgrims in Lavenham. Pilgrims is situated in the heart of the medieval village, with a stunning...

by sian | Aug 3, 2016 |


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Top 7 Things to Do in Kersey this Summer

"Suffolk has dozens of beautiful villages, ... but none matches Kersey for sheer eye-catching perfection."Crooked houses washed in apricot and cream, pink and burnt orange, line Kersey’s single village street that slopes from the high-perched church...

by elizabeth | Aug 1, 2016 |


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Beatrix Potter in Long Melford

Yesterday was Beatrix Potter’s 150th birthday. Whilst the author is perhaps most well known for her connection to the Lake District, she was a regular visitor to Long Melford in Suffolk where her nieces lived.Potter was a cousin to the Hyde Parker family whose family home was

by alice | Jul 29, 2016 |


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Gainsborough's Garden

Come and wander the garden at Gainsborough's House, Sudbury, the museum and gallery at the birthplace of Thomas Gainsborough, one of Britain's finest artists.An ancient mulberry tree still stands as the garden’s centrepiece, having been planted in the early 1600s - the reign of...

by John | Jun 7, 2016 |


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Top 10 Things to Do in Lavenham

Lavenham, nestled in the heart of the stunning Suffolk countryside, is one of England's finest medieval wool villages. Medieval charm can be found around every corner with its winding streets, thatched cottages and timber framed buildings. Lavenham truly is the perfect place to visit i...

by John | Sep 24, 2015 |


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Success for Lavenham Farmers' Market!

Huge congratulations are in order for Lavenham Farmers' Market who have just received the prestigious title of Best Food Market in Suffolk at the BBC Radio 4's Food and Farming Awards. Lavenham Farmers' Market was up against eight rival markets from around the county, the f...

by lauren | Feb 10, 2015 |


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Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star: The Story of Jane Taylor

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star is known by many worldwide; "its opening stanza persists as if it were folklore” (Paula Redman), and yet its authorship is almost entirely forgotten. Did you know this children’s favourite was the work of Lavenham resident, Jane Taylor?

by elizabeth | Jan 19, 2015 |


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St Peter and St Pauls Church, Lavenham

Lavenham is a quaint Suffolk village in the heart of the countryside. Much loved for its interesting architecture, the church of St Peter and St Paul certainly holds a vibrant history.A Brief HistoryStanding tall on the western side of the v...

by lauren | Dec 19, 2014 |


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Lavenham - A Suffolk Wool Town

In Tudor times, Lavenham was said to be the fourteenth wealthiest town in England and yet it was tiny by comparison with many English towns.So why was it so wealthy? Its stunning timber-framed domestic and public buildings and beautiful church were built on the succes...

by elizabeth | Sep 16, 2014 |


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Fine Dining in Lavenham

We’ve put together a list of the many restaurants in and around Lavenham that are recommended by the Michelin Guide. There is a huge variety of cuisines and settings for you to enjoy on your

by elizabeth | Sep 16, 2014 |


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Beatrix Potter: the Land, the Seasons and World War One

By Lucy StoneCelebrating Beatrix Potter’s birthday this week, we made a trip to the Victoria and Albert Museum to see the display Beatrix Potter: the Land, the Seasons and the War (WWI). We found it to be an insightful and delightful collection of letters and illustrati...

by elizabeth | Sep 16, 2014 |


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The Celebration Of A Life

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Sorcerer and Trial by Jury

A double bill performed by the Ipswich Gilbert and Sullivan Society - Tuesday 24th October to Sat...


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Southwold Pier - A Brief History

The pier in Southwold is bucking the national trend of falling in to decline and continues to be...


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Afternoon Tea Week, 14th - 20th August

“There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afte...


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A Brief History of Aldeburgh Carnival

If you’ve never joined in the celebrations and festivities of the annual Aldeburgh Carnival (alth...


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Bookshops on the Suffolk Coast

There is a fabulous array of bookshops in Suffolk - perfect for bibliophiles of all ages....


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Suffolk Pubs - Framlingham

Suffolk has strong agricultural roots, so it is perhaps unsurprising that many of the pubs, cafes...


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Inspirational Suffolk Scenery

Many artists have escaped to Suffolk to gather inspiration throughout the years, whether it be fo...


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County Flowers of East Anglia

The organisation Plantlife was started back in 1989 to help conserve and protect British wild pla...


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The Riverside Theatre

Sitting next to the train station in Woodbridge you will find


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Suffolk Golf - Bury St Edmunds Courses

The modern game of golf originated in fifteenth century Scotland, and has since developed into a...


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Grime’s Graves

The Stone Age was a prehistoric period defined by the use of stone tools. This period is split in...


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