Best Things to do in Colchester
Within a short drive from Gladwins Farm lies Colchester, the oldest recorded town in Britain. Rich in history with a...
At Gladwins we're delighted to offer you some of the cosiest, most comfortable Suffolk holiday cottages you'll find. Alongside this, beautiful rolling countryside, woodland walks, a heated swimming pool and even a health and beauty salon – are just some of the features that we hope will make a stay with us so relaxing and enjoyable. But we know that Suffolk as a whole offers some fantastic days out for you and your family, so we thought we'd put down a few we think you might love.
If you fancy a bit of history, it doesn't come much more fascinating than Sutton Hoo. Discover the story behind the Anglo Saxon king whose ship burial took place on this lovely 255 acre site. As well as a fantastic exhibition in which you can see a sword recovered from the site, you can enjoy wonderful views of the river Deben and explore the superbly kept period interiors of Edith Pretty's country home.
At just over an hour away by car, Aldeburgh is a charming old seaside town that hasn't sold out in the way that some resorts have. The pretty shingle (blue flag!) beach will prove a hit with younger visitors, as will a traditional fish and chips lunch – made with fresh locally caught fish. Plenty of other fantastic cuisine is also available in the town. Look out for the imposing Martello Tower (built to help repel a Napoleonic invasion) and the beautiful, ancient Moot Hall.
The days of this delightful old medieval town being in the top 20 wealthiest English settlements are long gone, but this won't bother you too much as you stroll around these ancient streets. Half timbered houses create a really lovely old world feel, as does the pretty 15th century church. Perfect for a day trip.
These are just some of the amazing spots you might visit during your stay with us. There are plenty of others, just a short distance from Gladwins Suffolk holiday cottages. Keep up to date with this blog and we'll let you into a few more well-kept and not-so-well-kept secrets about the local area.