Local Area

Explore Suffolk

Our beautiful county of Suffolk is a wonderful place to explore and unwind in. It’s situated on the East coast so is the first place in the country to see the sunrise. It’s a county rich in natural beauty, rolling hills, big skies and 50 miles of glorious coastline. There are some charming villages and medieval towns with beautiful architecture and fascinating history.

Woodbridge, just two miles down the road from the Yurts, is a beautiful riverside town full of things to see and do. On its river frontage stands the 800-year-old Tide Mill where you can discover what life was like for a miller and his family. It also has some amazing restaurants, pubs, café s, bakeries and quirky shops. Rendelsham Forest is just down the road and offers wonderful walking and cycling; you can find out about the infamous UFO incident of 1980. Sutton Hoo, the site of a 7th century burial ship, is another wonderful place to discover.

This part of Suffolk has many art, music and food festivals throughout the year. Snape Maltings is well-known for its musical events, art galleries, craft shops and cafés. It’s also a beautiful place to enjoy river trips and walks along the estuary.

There are all sorts of amazing festivals in Suffolk throughout the year including a few local ones: the Aldeburgh Festival in June; the Maverick Festival at Easton Farm Park in July, the Latitude Festival in July, and the Snape Proms in August and the Flipside Festival in October, both at Snape Maltings.

All of this is on offer to help you enjoy the perfect holiday in Suffolk, and we’re only two hours away from London! Whatever you like to do, there is an abundance of things to explore in this wonderful county even if it’s just gazing at the stars from the comfort of your cosy Yurt in this idyllic and tranquil spot!

Things to do

Towns, villages and historic sites

The Suffolk coast is wonderfully varied and easily accessible from our Yurts. Orford a tiny fishing village with a unique castle and unexpected foodie delights. Aldeburgh, with its Martello tower, expanse of pebble beach and probably the best fish & chips on the coast, is a real delight. Just down the road from Aldeburgh is the fairy-tale village of Thorpeness, where you can get lost on a rowing boat exploring the tiny islands of the boating lake looking for the ‘house in the sky’.

Walking, cycling and water sports

There is a maze of footpaths and cycle trails which zig zag across the beautiful Suffolk countryside. Stop off at one of the cosy and welcoming pubs for some delicious home-cooked Suffolk food along the Suffolk coast path or circular routes around the pretty villages and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The River Deben offers some spectacular riverside walks, as does the Shotley peninsular, and some wonderful sailing and water sports.

Gardens, farms and vineyards

There are some great farm parks to entertain the little ones for an enjoyable family day out, whatever the weather. The area has some wonderful stately homes and gardens to enjoy at any time of year, most of which have a nice café for some treats and refreshments.


Suffolk Yurt Holidays is situated within easy access of the Suffolk Heritage Coast, a beautiful, varied coastline with so much to explore. Dunwich, with is kaleidoscopic heathland, and the nature reserve of RSPB Minsmere, are rich with varied landscapes and an abundance of wildlife; a bird watchers dream.

Food and drink

Suffolk is ‘The Foodie County’. There are wonderful pubs, restaurants, cafés and fine dining restaurants serving locally sourced produce made into the most delicious food, all served in beautiful surroundings. There are also some amazing local breweries and distilleries for you to sample their delights.


We’re incredibly lucky to be close to a number of lovely beaches along the Suffolk coast. You’re never far from the peach of the beach!