Our guide to luxury Suffolk holidays

From the timber-framed market towns of Lavenham to the charming seaside haunts of Southwold and Aldeburgh, Suffolk offers the creme-de-la-creme of both coast and country. This is the Unique guide to luxury Suffolk holidays.

Suffolk is a siren call to weekend explorers escaping the city, with its unspoilt AONB, charming network of waterways, pretty Wool Towns, and flaxen shores. Here in Constable Country, there might be fields of barley and patchwork quilts of farmland, but there's also coves echoing with lore of smugglers, castles linked to Mary Tudor, and mysterious tales of the "Lady in the Lake". Whether you’re visiting in winter’s brume or summer’s warm embrace, let our guide to luxury Suffolk holidays lead the way on what to see, do, and where to eat during your stay.

The county’s cultural calendar is one of its main draws, with the Aldeburgh Festival — an annual pilgrimage for lovers of classical music — held each June, and a year-round roster of talent at Red Rose Chain, and Theatre Royal. Touring gastronomes will be well catered for in the culinary hotspots of Bury St. Edmunds and Newmarket, whilst history buffs will beeline to the Anglo-Saxon burial ground at Sutton Hoo. Where to stay? Perhaps a mythological manor or a Martello tower, near the 300-year-old Tide Mill for living history gone luxe.