Enjoy a wonderful spring break in the east as we explore Suffolk, visiting Ickworth House, Sutton Hoo and exploring some of the county’s beautiful historic towns on the coast and in the countryside.
Day 1 We travel east via the Dartford Crossing, and after suitable refreshment stops, we reach our hotel late afternoon in time to relax before dinner.
Day 2 We spend the morning exploring the heritage, medieval architecture and elegant Georgian squares of Bury St Edmunds. We then continue to Ickworth House, built as an Italian-style showcase for the Hervey family’s collections of Georgian silver, Regency furniture, books and ﬁne paintings, all set within beautiful grounds.
Day 3 This morning we visit the newly re-opened archaeological site of Sutton Hoo. The exhibition hall houses a full-size reconstruction of the Anglo-Saxon burial chamber from the ship grave discovered in 1939. We then continue to the coast and the pretty town of Aldeburgh for free time.
Day 4 A free morning at our hotel, or join your driver on a trip to historic Colchester, Britain’s oldest recorded town. This afternoon we drive up to Sudbury and then Lavenham, with time to look around both of these lovely towns.
Day 5 We depart after breakfast and travel to the famous Tiptree Jam Museum in Essex. We then continue our journey back to the local area with suitable refreshment stops along the way.
This family-run four-star hotel sits in its own grounds in beautiful Essex countryside. The modern hotel is comfortable and stylish, overlooks the rolling scenery of the golf course and has leisure facilities which include swimming pool, Jacuzzi, steam room, sanarium and spa with treatment rooms. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, hairdryer, safe and hospitality tray. The hotel has WiFi and a lift.