The beautifully wooded landscape of Suffolk and its cool climate make it ideal as a getaway for tourists, especially nature lovers. But besides ambling amid the greenery, there are many other ways for visitors to amuse themselves when in Woodbridge, one of Suffolk’s towns. Among the accommodation options Woodbridge offers its visitors are charming two and three bedroom country cottages as well as neat studios and one bedroom apartments ideal for backpackers. There are also huge mansions and manors that can readily accommodate groups of up to 20.
Promenading through kilometres of lush forests is a tourist favourite. A stroll along Daisy’s Walk which takes visitors through Rendlesham Forest is highly recommended. There are a number of excellent golf courses in Woodbridge that both amateur and more seasoned golfers will want to try out. Speaking of sports, visitors who are not excited by the sight of 18 holes and a bag of golf clubs can go for tennis, swimming or yachting. Those more keen on complete R&R can repair to some of the spas and wellness centres Woodbridge offers. Here they will be attended to by highly trained therapists and masseurs who will help unburden them from their worldly cares with a variety of treatments. Woodbridge, being a Fairtrade Town offers avid shoppers the opportunity to grab some one-of-a-kind jewellery or oeuvres d’art from the Woodbridge Antiques Centre as well as designer stuff from more renowned retail chains. It is not by mistake that Woodbridge is a favoured wedding location in the UK. Its lush countryside and the uniquely designed historical buildings that dot the town create the perfect romantic backdrop for such events. Couples looking for a perfect garden wedding will find a number of venues to choose from. Woodbridge is known for its eateries and visitors will be treated to a terrific atmosphere and splendid cuisine at restaurants and gastropubs such as The Sutton Plough and The Jolly Sailor. At the former establishment, visitors can even take their dogs with them.
One of the hallmarks of this part of East Anglia is the Woodbridge Tide Mill, a solitary white building that dates back to the 12th century. This recently restored structure is noted as being one of the earliest examples of a tide mill in the UK. While still in the River Deben area, visitors should make a point of checking out the Sutton Hoo which features several mounds containing the remains of a ship that belonged to an Anglo-Saxon king. There are a number of events and activities that are held throughout the year at this venue including open-air theatre and wildlife walks.
The climate in this part of the world is very hospitable with mild summers and winter temperatures that stay well above freezing, even in the coldest months. On the higher side summer will go up to 21°C and the chilliest days of winter will just dip below the 5°C mark.
Most visitors coming to this part of Suffolk from abroad will inevitably fly in through London’s famous Heathrow and Gatwick airports. Here they will conveniently find transport in the form of car rentals and taxis in plenty.