Suffolk is a county of many contrasts and makes a wonderful destination during the UK school holidays, just be sure to plan for some of the more popular coastal areas being very busy during the holiday season if the weather is kind.
The county of Suffolk in East Anglia has borders with Norfolk to the north, Cambridgeshire to the west and Essex to the south. The North Sea lies to the east. The county town is Ipswich, other important towns include Lowestoft, Bury St Edmunds and Felixstowe.
In the east of Suffolk, you will find a coastline of shingle shores, sandy beaches and low cliffs. The majority of the coast forms the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, one of the most important lowland landscapes in England and Wales.
There are five estuaries and associated saltmarsh, mudflats, grazing marshes and reed beds, plus the internationally famous RSPB Minsmere, where you can watch avocets and marsh harriers and if you are lucky, hear bitterns booming in the reed beds.
The Suffolk Coast has 79 miles of stunning coastline with beautiful beaches, with something for everyone during or out of the school holidays.
Discover Suffolk's beautiful market towns and explore the relaxed charm of historic settings. The tourist will often find modern boutiques behind the timbered facades of mediaeval buildings, adding to the appeal of Suffolk.
To the west of the county of Suffolk, holiday makers can explore Newmarket, the international home of horseracing, this town gets very busy on race days but is a great day out for those that enjoy equestrian life.