Suffolk Coast Historical Interest Map

Historical Interest on the Suffolk Coast

Orford Ness National Nature Reserve

Orford Ness is not what you might expect from the National Trust. It is remote and can be bleak and unforgiving. It remains littered with debris and is uncompromising about its past and in prote...


The Lighthouse

Orford Ness Lighthouse

Orford Lighthouse is one of the most iconic buildings on the Suffolk coast; seen from miles around it has, for centuries, guided sailors safely along the shoreline. Reaching high into the Suffolk sky...


Orford Castle

All that remains of Orford Castle is the castle keep - an impressive sight externally...


Orford Museum

Orford Museum collects and displays historical material relating to the area roughly between the Butley River and the River Alde. It includes Orford with Orford Ness, Gedgrave and Havergate Isla...


East Anglia Transport Museum, Lowestoft

East Anglia's premier working transport museum! East Anglia Transport Museum is the only place in Britain where visitors can not only view, but also ride all three principal forms of public tran...


Beccles And District Museum

The Beccles and District Museum is in an eighteenth century schoolhouse with a lovely outlook of the boatyards from the garden. The museum houses a delightful collection of agricultu...


Bentwaters Cold War Museum

Suffolk is steeped in military history. Bentwaters Cold War Museum, is based on the former Bentwaters airfield, and was home to the USAF hardened command post. Today, the restored war operations...


Lowestoft Maritime Museum

The flint cottage of Lowestoft Maritimes Museum has a surprise inside.The tiny entrance opens into a tardis-like series of ingeniously laid out rooms displaying fleets of model boats, atm...


Somerleyton Hall & Gardens

'Somerleyton Hall is widely regarded as one of the best examples of an archetypal Tudor-Jacobean mansion and one of the most beautiful stately homes in Britain whose rooms and gardens are o...


Bigod's Castle, Bungay

The remains of the Norman Castle, which date back to around 1165AD, are situated right in the centre of Bungay 'A late 12th century castle erected by Hugh Bigod, the powerful Earl of...


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Other Historical Interest elsewhere in Suffolk

The Red House, Aldeburgh

Side view of the house and music studio Benjamin Britten (1913-76) was one of the leading composers of the twentieth century. The Red House is the home Britten shared with his p...

Aldeburgh Vintage Bus Service

On Wednesday 26th July Aldeburgh got a new bus service – with a difference!Ermintrude, an 88 year-old single-deck bus norma...

Dunwich Museum

The pretty village of Dunwich has a fascinating museum for all age groups; an interesting visit with welcoming and knowledgeable staff.It is...

St Andrew's Church, Walberswick

St Andrew’s Church in Walberswick is arguably one of Suffolk’s most dramatic ruins. St Andrew’s was built to replace an older church about a m...

Leiston Abbey, Theberton

One of Suffolk's most impressive monastic ruins of a 14th-century abbey of Premonstratensian canons.  The Abbey, formerly k...

The Long Shop Museum, Leiston

The Long Shop Museum, Leiston is situated near Aldeburgh, in the beautiful coastal region of Suffolk, telling the story of more than 200 years of the...

Gun Hill

On Gun Hill, overlooking the sea you can not fail to be impressed by the eighteen pound cannons. It is said these guns were given to the to...

Amber Museum And Shop

A specially created museum to tell the story and history of amber, by Astrid and Robin Fournel, owners of the oldest and largest amber...

Southwold Museum

Southwold Museum has a collection of items relating to the natural history of Southwold by way of a pictorial display including photographs and...

St Edmund's Church

The parish church of St. Edmund's (1460) was established on the site of a far older church dating from 1200. This splendid building is the main...

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