An Introduction to Suffolk
Suffolk is a non-metropolitan county in East Anglia. The area lies on the East coast of England and has a historical background after being involved in many battles during the Medieval and Norman periods.
Things to do in Suffolk
In Suffolk you can visit the Greene King brewery, which is over 200 years old and Africa Alive, a safari park. The 12th century fortress, Framlingham Castle and Hemlingham Hall with roaming deer are also recommended. Greene King Brewery offer tours and Sutton Hoo is the burrial ground of Anglo Saxon Kings with an exhibition run by the National Trust.
Getting to Suffolk
Suffolk is served by the A12 from London and the south east via Essex, the M11 and A11 from London via Hertfordshire, the A14 from the Midlands and the A1(M) and A14 from the north of England via Cambridgeshire. The A12, A14, A11 and A140 provide the main routes across the county.
Suffolk has frequent direct trains from London Liverpool Street and from Norwich to Ipswich, Stowmarket and Diss. The journey time between London and Ipswich is just over an hour and there are connecting services to Cambridge, Peterborough and Bury St Edmunds.
National Express operates a regular coach service from London Victoria Coach Station to the Ipswich Cattle Market Bus Station in the centre of Ipswich. First are the main bus operators in the county.
Harwich International Port is less than 45 minutes from Suffolk by rail via Manningtree station, and by road via the A120 and A12. DFDS operates ferries between Harwich and Esbjerg, Denmark, and Stena Line operates between Harwich and the Hook of Holland.
London Stansted airport is just over an hour from Ipswich by car or coach. Norwich Airport is just under 1 hour and 30 minutes away from Ipswich by rail or road.