I used to think that a holiday isn’t a holiday unless it’s in the sun. But when I started full time work the term “holiday” took on a whole new meaning. Nowadays I’m happy to have a break, whether that’s staying at home getting on with a project, or going away for a few days somewhere in the UK.
Now that I’m feeling a bit better, me and the other half decided to cash in our Groupon deal and get a few days rest at The Angel Inn, Wangford, Suffolk (don’t let the name put you off!).
I’m not as familiar with Suffolk as I am with Norfolk but I’m glad I ticked off a few more places that I’ve now explored and made a mental checklist of places I would visit again.
We obviously went to Southwold, and unfortunately, with it being Easter, so had the “Chelsea Tractor” crew. The place is lovely, but you can’t help but notice how commercial and ‘upper crust’ it has become. I mean, the place has a Havaianas shop for christ’s sake – a whole store selling flip flops – and it was open over the rainy Easter weekend! Why??!!
But don’t make the mistake of thinking that Suffolk is just about Southwold. It definitely is not. There are so many gems to find. I’ve put together some photos of where I would recommend you to visit.
A castle ruin at the ancient roman site in Burgh. The castle was built as far back as the 3rd century AD. Three of the four walls are still standing. The castle has fantastic views over Breydon Water, where you can walk alongside or take a boat ride.
In terms of house prices and clientele it’s just the same as Southwold – but it’s a little rougher around the edges. My personal favourites from this sleepier seaside village is the dock with the ramshackle chalets and artists studios. The artist studios tend to open in the warmer months, but there are a couple of pretty shops and a art gallery in the village centre with many different exhibiting artists.
Kessingland is just down the road from Lowestoft and is much quieter. The beach stretches far and wide from east to west offerig panoramic views. It’s a quaint town which has seen a few pub closures over the last year leaving only one still open,The Sailors Home, which is on the beach front and quite lively. Kessingland was also where I saw the most holiday cats so if that’s your thing, then I recommend this place.
Did you go anywhere over the Easter weekend?