Places of Interest
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is an intriguing city, based on a medieval street plan with more than 650 listed buildings of all periods right up to the present day. Its historic waterfront has a host of bars and restaurants which spill out onto the quayside, where an array of yachts and cruisers are moored.
A picturesque drive west across the countryside made famous in the paintings of John Constable arrives in Cambridge: home to the famous university, with its stunning 31 colleges which dominate the centre and the exquisite River Cam.
Britain’s oldest town grew from a Roman fortress and still has long stretches of Roman fortifications as well as a splendid Norman keep (the largest in Europe) and interesting sites from the Civil War.
is one of the finest medieval villages in England with crooked, half-timbered houses next to fine Tudor buildings and a beautiful church. The splendid 16th Century Guildhall of Corpus Christi is a timber-framed building with displays of local history and the walled garden contains dye plants which have been used since the Middle Ages.
the birthplace of the the great artist, is a Georgian-fronted town house with an attractive walled garden. The house displays more of Gainsborough’s work than any other gallery.
is bursting with history and interesting historical sights. A good way to find them is to follow the ‘town trail’, a circular walk marked out with metal plaques in the pavements. Along the way are sights including the 12th century castle and the Guildhall, one of the oldest houses in Framlingham.
lies at the centre of the Suffolk Heritage Coast and is surrounded by a designated area of natural beauty. With its working lighthouse, beach huts, award winning pier, busy harbour and cliff top cannon, Southwold is a delightful place to visit at any time of year.
is an ancient and historic market town situated beside the River Waveney. Its pleasant quayside and marina is popular with locals and visitors alike and its town centre, dominated by the imposing bell tower of its 15th century church, offers a modern mix of shops, pubs and eating establishments. Another interesting building is Leman House; founded as a grammar school in 1631 by Sir John Leman, later Lord Mayor of London, the building is now the town museum and features varied displays of historic material relating to various aspects of the town.
is set amidst breathtaking scenery on the River Alde. Meaning ‘old fort’, Aldeburgh was once an important Tudor port whose shipbuilders produced Sir Francis Drake’s ‘Golden Hind’. Many of its historic buildings remain today, such as the 400 year old Moot Hall, Norman church and Martello tower. It is also the birthplace of composer Benjamin Britten and many reminders of his life can be seen around the town.
is an historic town on the River Deben. One of the town’s most distinguishing features is the Tide Mill; first recorded in the 12th century it is believed to be one of the earliest in the UK. Other attractions include a museum which describes the town’s history and the nearby Anglo-Saxon site of Sutton Hoo. www.visit-woodbridge.co.uk