Suffolk is known for its Constable landscapes and rural beauty, and history dating back to ancient times. The seaside town of Southwold is idyllic with whitewashed villas and remains largely unspoiled. The Southwold Museum tells the story of the Battle of Sole Bay between the English and the Dutch in 1672. Many people come to Suffolk and to Aldeburgh for its famous Music Festival in honour of Benjamin Britten who was born in the area.
The festival attracts thousands each year for the world class performances of classical music. Hall near Aldeburgh is a Tudor stately home open to the public. At Dunwich, a tiny village in the Suffolk countryside, there is an interesting history as the port was once the largest in the county. It is now home to a prolific bird watching reserve.
Watch horseracing at the famous Newmarket Racecourse where the National Stud can also be visited. With such flat terrain Suffolk is excellent for both walking and cycling with a number of scenic trails. Suffolk is within easy reach of London and accessible for day trips or a long weekend, and is the perfect place to experience the English countryside.