Thursday, 21 June 2018

Suffolk Day 2018

Today is not only the longest day of the year, but also Suffolk Day where we celebrate all the wonderful places that make up my home county

For those of you who have never been here - it is an amazing county with unspoilt coastlines and countrysides, there you can step back in time to Medieval villages such as Lavenham, where they filmed Harry Potters 'Godrics Hollow'. Or visit a traditional seaside town, Felixstowe, with its newly refurbished Pier and Gardens.

At Shotley you can watch the UK's busiest container port, with huge ships unloading all the time, then nip across to Harwich on the Ferry.

Bury St Edmunds has the lovely Cathedral and abbey gardens, for a relaxing stroll around

And Ipswich, my birthplace, has some fabulous shops and restaurants, and the Waterfront - this is the statute of Cardinal Wolsey when it was Yarn Bombed! There you can also pick up a boat trip down the rive and pass under the stunning Orwell Bridge. The amazing Christchurch Mansion is free to visit and the surrounding Christchurch park is huge. If you are lucky, you might spot Mabel the owl in one of the old oak trees there.

I'm going to be spending the day in Sudbury, where they are launching a new Vision for the future of the town.

If I have tempted you to come here, there is far more information on the Visit Suffolk website.


  1. Hi thank you for sharing. My cousin and uncle live in Suffolk we have visited a few times. It is a beautiful county. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. hi Alizabethy … looks and sounds a lovely place … we saw some yarn bombing in Lanzarote when we were on a cruise a couple of years ago … the trees were all decorated and I had never heard of yarn bombing … I tried to ask some locals what it was all about … and they just shrugged and didn't answer me … either they couldn't understand me or couldn't speak English … or they didn't know either lol … have a great weekend happy crafting and love sandy xx

  3. You've sold it to me! We're going to pay your county a visit in the summer! Shabneez x