Destination guide

Why people love visiting friendly Suffolk

The area's history and culture are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to Suffolk. This city is welcoming and romantic, recognised for its shopping, restaurants and beaches. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.


Activities and attractions in Suffolk

Are you searching for things to do in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Suffolk a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Colchester Zoo (26.4 mi / 42.5 km)
  • Suffolk Owl Sanctuary (3.8 mi / 6.2 km)
  • Blakenham Woodland Garden (8 mi / 12.9 km)
  • Bramford Golf Centre (9 mi / 14.4 km)
  • Fynn Valley Golf Club (9.8 mi / 15.8 km)
  • Wyken Vineyards (9.9 mi / 15.9 km)

Seasonal weather in Suffolk

If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your holiday, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 21°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Suffolk

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, Suffolk is a great place to get out in nature. These are some of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Helmingham Hall (6.7 mi / 10.8 km)
  • Brooke House (7.4 mi / 12 km)
  • Blakenham Woodland Garden (8 mi / 12.9 km)
  • Chantry Park (11.6 mi / 18.7 km)
  • Wolves Wood RSPB Reserve (11.8 mi / 19.1 km)
  • Alexandra Park (12.2 mi / 19.6 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Suffolk

Fly into Norwich (NWI-Norwich Intl.), the closest airport, located 32.4 mi (52.2 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Cambridge (CBG), which is 37.5 mi (60.4 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, Stowmarket Station, Needham Market Station and Elmswell Station are the main stations in the area.

Where to stay near Suffolk?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,059 holiday rentals near Suffolk. From 442 Cottages to 1,320 Houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Suffolk for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Suffolk?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Suffolk. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Ipswich: 574 holiday rentals
  • Woodbridge: 1,060 holiday rentals
  • Hadleigh: 183 holiday rentals
  • Bury St Edmunds: 344 holiday rentals
  • Orford: 551 holiday rentals

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Suffolk! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Suffolk?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Suffolk with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Ipswich: 574 holiday homes
  • Woodbridge: 1,060 holiday homes
  • Hadleigh: 183 holiday homes
  • Bury St Edmunds: 344 holiday homes
  • Orford: 551 holiday homes

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Suffolk?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of holiday homes near to airports. Airports with a large selection of rentals in Suffolk are:

  • Honington Airport (BEQ): 300 holiday houses
  • Stansted Airport (STN): 157 holiday houses
  • Colchester (CLB-Colchester Bus Station): 346 holiday houses

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Suffolk?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in Suffolk. From HomeAway travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • National Horseracing Museum: 356 holiday rentals
  • Jimmy's Farm: 653 holiday rentals
  • Ipswich Station: 711 holiday rentals
  • Westerfield Station: 900 holiday rentals
  • Newmarket Racecourse: 361 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Suffolk listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday homes.