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Five of Suffolk's quirkiest places to visit including Lavenham's wonky house, West Stow Anglo Saxon village and the Rendlesham UFO trail



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Stuck for a day out this Autumn? Feeling the post-summer blues? Looking for somewhere new and exciting to visit to keep the kids entertained?

Look no further, as we've devised a list of five of the most quirky and unusual Suffolk places you can visit this autumn:

'Britain's wonkiest house' - Lavenham

The Crooked House in Lavenham is as quirky as they come. Picture: Google Maps. (52214328)
The Crooked House in Lavenham is as quirky as they come. Picture: Google Maps. (52214328)

The Crooked House, found on Lavenham's High Street, is a quirky landmark with a whole lot of history.

This eye-catching bright orange property appears to be leaning to the left, and is thought to be over 600 years old.

Coined 'Britain's wonkiest house', The Crooked House should be top of your list if you're paying a visit to the quaint and beautiful village.

WWII royal observer corps control centre at Bury St Edmunds Guildhall

Bury St Edmunds Guildhall. Picture: Google Maps. (52214930)
Bury St Edmunds Guildhall. Picture: Google Maps. (52214930)

Bury St Edmunds Guildhall houses Britain's last surviving World War Two Royal Observer Corps Operations Room, making for a day out that is perfectly unique to the town.

Set up in 1938, the centre protected Suffolk and sent vital messages to RAF crews at local bases.

Now, the public can visit the Guildhall for a chance to immerse yourself in the tension and drama of the period while learning more about Suffolk's role in the war.

West Stow Anglo Saxon Village

West Stow Anglo Saxon Village. Picture by Mark Westley.
West Stow Anglo Saxon Village. Picture by Mark Westley.

This fantastic archaeological site offers a realistic recreation of a 420AD encampment where visitors can dress up as an Anglo-Saxon villager for the day.

West Stow also has extensive indoor galleries where people of all ages can learn the history of the dig site, as well as rare breed pigs and chickens living in the grounds.

This one-of-a-kind experience is definitely a day out to remember and perfect for keeping the kids entertained.

Black Panther costumes at Christchurch Mansion

The exhibition is being held at Christchurch Mansion in Ipswich. Picture: Megan Wilson.
The exhibition is being held at Christchurch Mansion in Ipswich. Picture: Megan Wilson.

Not only quirky and unique but also a hugely exciting opportunity for movie buffs, the costumes from Marvel's Black Panther are on display in Ipswich until October 24.

These intricate costumes have been in Christchurch Mansion Museum since the end of June and offer and enlightening glimpse into the world of costume design.

The outfits of T’Challa, Shuri and Okoye are all present in the museum, alongside several iconic marvel comic issues.

Rendlesham UFO trail

The Rendlesham Forest UFO Trail sign (52321120)
The Rendlesham Forest UFO Trail sign (52321120)

A walking route with a backstory of UFO sightings and the paranormal is about as quirky as they come, making Rendelsham Forest UFO Trail one of the most unique Suffolk days out.

The three mile trail takes visitors through forest, heathland and wetland to some of the areas connected to the UFO sightings reported in December 1980.

Immerse yourself in the supernatural and take this quirky walk for a weekend you won't forget.

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