Situated within East Anglia, the picturesque, largely rural county of Suffolk is full of charming features. This region is gaining popularity as a tourist destination, thanks to its unspoilt countryside and beautiful beaches – the Broads, Southwold, which is known as the Sunrise Coast, Lowestoft and Walberswick are just a few reasons to visit. Elsewhere, six miles off the Suffolk coast, in the North Sea, you’ll find the Principality of Sealand, one of the four Maunsell naval forts deployed by Britain during the Second World War. The county town of Ipswich is in fact one of England’s oldest towns, dating back to the 7th or 8th Century. Some of its 600 listed buildings include Christchurch Mansion, Willis Building and the Ancient House. Other important towns in Norfolk include Newmarket, Bury St Edmunds, Lavenham, Sudbury, Woodbridge, Felixstowe and Orford. Of course, attending Newmarket Racecourse, ‘the home of British racing’, on race day is an essential part of any trip to Suffolk. As you might expect, there are plenty of bars and restaurants across the county for wining and dining: the Waggon & Horses gastropub (Sudbury), The Suffolk Carver café (Bury St Edmunds) and The Crown Inn hotel and restaurant (Long Melford) are just a few examples of what’s on offer.