Genteel Charm of Suffolk

As one of the most beautiful areas of England, Suffolk retains a quintessential charm that makes it a worthy addition to any programme. Our packaged itinerary takes in the delightful Suffolk coast, Anglo Saxon Sutton Hoo, beautiful Glemham Hall and Gardens, Kentwell Hall and a scenic boat cruise.
Day 1 Arrival
We arrive at our hotel in time for dinner.

Day 2 Suffolk Coast
Today we enjoy a tour along the picturesque Suffolk coast, starting with a visit to Southwold, complete with its famous painted beach huts and lovely pier, before continuing to the pretty village of Thorpeness, with its pretty mock Tudor houses and the fairytale ‘House in the Clouds’. We enjoy free time here for lunch before continuing to Aldeburgh, which retains features from a bygone era.

Day 3 Sutton Hoo & Deben Boat Cruise
Today, we enjoy a guided tour at the world famous Anglo Saxon burial site of Sutton Hoo, the hauntingly beautiful 255 acre estate which is home to one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of all time. We discover the story of the ship burial of an Anglo Saxon king, explore the award winning exhibition and the full-size reconstruction of the burial chamber (please note, the walk to the burial mounds is a 10-15 minute outdoor walk on flat ground, passengers who are less mobile can visit the exhibition, café and small shop). In the afternoon, we make our way to Waldringfield where we enjoy a 2 hour cruise with tea/coffee and scones along the river Deben, one of the most beautiful and scenic spots on the east coast.

Day 4 Glemham Hall & Kentwell Hall 
This morning, we enjoy a private guided tour of beautiful Glemham Hall. Conducted by the owner, Philip Hope-Cobbold, the tour takes in most of the Hall, from the depths of the cellars right up to the largely untouched servant quarters in the attics. We learn about its vast history and stunning architecture in between many a tall tale being told by our engaging host! Please note, the tour includes a few flights of stairs to the first and second floors. Those who wish to opt out of this part of the tour are welcome to sit and rest in the library. There is time to explore the stunning gardens before we sit down to enjoy a ploughman’s lunch. In the afternoon, we explore the romantic, moated, red brick Tudor mansion of Kentwell Hall. Set in a tranquil parkland setting the house and extensive gardens are a joy to explore.

Day 5 Departure
After breakfast, we make our way home.

Ufford Park Hotel

Woodbridge, Suffolk
AAA+ Excellent Hotel Standard
This modern 3 star hotel is located in the countryside just to the east of Ipswich and has a good history of welcoming groups. Each of the 90 bedrooms has been refurbished to a high modern standard. The large bar, terrace and restaurant overlook the golf course to the rear of the hotel. In addition to the excellent golf facilities, the hotel also has a good sized indoor swimming pool, as well as an excellent modern spa facility (available at an additional charge). • Lift • Bar • Restaurant • Tea/coffee in room • Leisure facilities • Coach parking is on-site & free of charge

Ufford Park Hotel

Woodbridge, Suffolk
4 Nights Half Board
2020 Twin from £369pp
Double for Sole Use Supplement from £115
Selected Dates Only

• Porterage & welcome tea/coffee
• Choice of menu & tea/coffee after dinner
• Guided tour of Sutton Hoo
• 2 hour Deben boat cruise with tea/scones
• Guided tour of Glemham Hall
• Ploughmans lunch at Glemham Hall
• Entrance to Kentwell Hall
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£369 for 5 days

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