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Suffolk England in January

A January 2012 trip to Suffolk by zabelle

Iken Barns Photo, Suffolk, England More Photos
Quote: From our base in Iken we were able to visit a great many places of historic and cultural interest in Suffolk.

Spending the Day in Ipswich

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Martyr's Monument Photo, Suffolk, England
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One of the cities that we wanted to visit in Suffolk was Ipswich. It is a large city and for that reason alone poses challenges for American drivers. If that was not enough, we had a terrible problem finding parking. Driving around in circles for a while had all of our nerves on edge. Finally we were lucky enough to find an open spot along the northeast side of Christchurch Park. It was quite a hike down through the park to Christchurch Mansion but that was our purpose in coming here. Christchurch ParkThis is a pretty park. This is the oldest park in Ipswich and if the truth be known, it has been a park of some sort for almost a millennium. The official city park was ope...Read More

A day in Framlingham

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In the courtyard at Framlingham Photo, Suffolk, England
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The downside of visiting England in January is that many places are either closed or have limited opening times. We had one weekend in Suffolk and unfortunately Joe got sick on Saturday so Al and I decided to go grocery shopping in Saxmunden. That meant that we only had one day, Sunday to visit any sites that were only open on the weekend. It came down to a choice between Framlingham Castle and Sutton Hoo. Sutton Hoo won. On Thursday, which was our last day at Iken we decided to take a ride into Framlingham just to have lunch and poke around. It turned out to be an excellent idea. Sometimes spontaneity turns out amazingly well. As we pulled into town and looked for a good place...Read More

Iken Barns

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Iken Barns Photo, Suffolk, England
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One area of England that I have never visited before is Suffolk. I guess I need to qualify that by saying years ago we visited Gainsborough’s House in Sudbury but it was just a few hours and left me wanting to see more. I have recently come to believe that I may actually have ancestors from Suffolk but that was really not the main reason for our visit. We wanted to visit a few places that we had never seen before and Joe had wanted to return to the Gainsborough House. We decided that we wanted to rent a house or apartment for a week so I set about finding a place to suit our needs. We want two bedrooms, two bathrooms and WiFi. It would seem that it isn’t that much to ask for but it is not ...Read More

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