Home   Bury St Edmunds   News   Article

Suffolk's top five best views including Aldeburgh, Bury St Edmunds and Southwold



More news, no ads

LEARN MORE


Suffolk is famous for its archaeological finds, breweries and, of course, Ed Sheeran, but it is also home to some of the most stunning views in the country.

For those wanting to take some time out to reflect, where are the top five places in the county to head?

These are our top five:

1. Aldeburgh

Aldeburgh beach. Picture: Best of England
Aldeburgh beach. Picture: Best of England

The coastal town of Aldeburgh offers boutiques, antiques and cosy pubs and restaurants.

It was home to composer Benjamin Britten, who founded the international Aldeburgh Festival of arts in 1948 at nearby Snape Maltings.

And of course, its beach stretches along the coast offering some quite breathtaking views.

2. Coddenham

The view behind St Mary's Church, in Coddenham. Picture: Bronte Manning.
The view behind St Mary's Church, in Coddenham. Picture: Bronte Manning.

Maybe a lesser-known area, but this spot behind St Mary's Church, in Coddenham, offers some stunning views.

The village is less than a 20 minute drive north from Ipswich as well - ideal for trips from the town.

3. Southwold Pier

Southwold Pier. Image: www.exploresouthwold.co.uk
Southwold Pier. Image: www.exploresouthwold.co.uk

Sat on the coast, Southwold Pier offers cute boutique shops, a mini-arcade and restaurant.

Take a walk to the end and you'll get a panoramic of the North Sea as well.

Once you are done taking in the views from the pier, take a stroll along the shoreline and check out the beach huts.

4. Millenium Tower, St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Bury St Edmunds

Views from the Millennium Tower at St Edmundsbury Cathedral. Picture: Mark Westley.
Views from the Millennium Tower at St Edmundsbury Cathedral. Picture: Mark Westley.

St Edmundsbury Cathedral is one of Bury St Edmunds' most iconic buildings.

But not everyone knows about the views from the top of the Millenium Tower.

The cathedral offers its very own tower tour, taking guests up to offer some amazing panoramic views of the town.

5. Ickworth Park

Ickworth Park. Picture: Mecha Morton.
Ickworth Park. Picture: Mecha Morton.

A National Trust-owned estate, Ickworth Park is a country house found near Bury St Edmunds.

The neoclassical building was the residence of the Marquess of Bristol before being sold to the National Trust in 1998.

And the park opened a new multi-use trail in March 2020, offering visitors the opportunity to get active and discover the wider parkland and abundant wildlife.

The 9.4 kilometre circular route offers safe off-road options as well.

Read more: All the latest news from Suffolk