Here at Eastpac, we may be retail packaging suppliers, but we are also big believers of saving the high street, encouraging people to shop local and trust local too and we think this is something that Suffolk believe in too. Suffolk has borders to the North with Norfolk, Cambridgeshire to the West and to the south is Essex; it’s an East Anglian county of historic England and is a very low-lying area with very few hills but lots of arable land and wetlands, especially on the Broads in the north.
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The Suffolk Coast and Heaths are a must see throughout the year and have been awarded as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
As a retail packaging company we often get to see the beauty of Suffolk, we’ve picked three areas in the county to ‘give a taste’; they are Aldeburgh, Southwold and Woodbridge.
Adleburgh is fantastic if you are looking for some shopping retail therapy, as it has a strong high street with lots of shops from clothes shops to fabulous delis. Our personal recommendation when visiting Adleburgh for the excellent retail therapy is a stop-off for Fish and Chips. Adleburgh is renowned for its fantastic fish and chips, and Martello Tower is well worth a visit too.
Southwold is a postcard picture perfect quaint original town and home to the iconic Swan Hotel. Southwold is a beautiful area and popular with tourists on holiday looking for something a little quieter. If you do visit Southwold then Southwold Pier is not to be missed so make sure you squeeze in some time for that.
Woodbridge is a gorgeous, bustling market town with an absolutely lovely quay that is very popular throughout the sunnier days of the year. The Tide Mill Living Museum in Woodbridge is a great tourist spot and has lots of fascinating items on show.
Well known festivals
Suffolk is home to some very well known festivals including the annual Adleburgh Festival that was founded by Benjamin Britten in 1948. Since 2006, Henham Park has been home to the annual Latitude Festival which is mainly an open-air festival which has grown in size and scope year on year; this festival includes popular music, comedy, poetry and literary events.
There are plenty!
The annual Folk East Festival can be found at Glemham Hall in Suffolk during August and this event attracts international acoustic, folk and roots musicians as well as championing local businesses heritage and crafts. The LeeStock Music festival is an annual event in Sudbury and as of 2017 Suffolk Day has been introduced with the plan for it to be a day when then county as a whole is celebrated.