Cultural Holidays

Cultural Culture-lovers have long been captivated by Suffolk – the county’s artistic heritage is evident all around, and there’s a wealth of venues where the performing arts come under the spotlight too.

Unchanged since 1819, the Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmunds is one of only three places in Britain where you can enjoy an elegant, pre-Victorian theatre experience. Expect to enjoy a traditional bill of plays, pantomime, music, concerts and comedy in a restored Regency setting – this is the only theatre in the National Trust property portfolio.

Central to cultural life in the county, the New Wolsey Theatre is a 400-seat venue in the heart of Ipswich. Here you’ll find a wealth of new theatre, much of it written and produced in-house, and a range of productions to suit every age and pocket. Also in the county town, the Ipswich Regent & Corn Exchange have a long history – the former, under its previous name of the Gaumont, has hosted Buddy Holly, the Beatles and Tina Turner – while the Grand Hall of the latter is a great venue for comedy and musical events too. 

Known best as the historic home of horseracing, Newmarket is also the site of the Kings Theatre which, now more than 60 years old, is run by volunteers from NOMANDS, the Newmarket Operatic, Musical and Dramatic Society. Kings has a varied programme over the year ranging from pantomime to musicals to plays.

And another centre of community creativity is Wingfield Barns, a unique collection of studios and galleries surrounding a restored timber-framed barn in the north Suffolk countryside. Here, a schedule of regular classes and events is interwoven with concerts and powerful stage performances by professional companies as well as local societies.

Finally, no cultural tour of Suffolk would be complete without time spent at one of the world’s leading concert and events venues, Snape Maltings. Home to a range of complementary galleries, shops and cafés, all nestled amid a serene landscape of reeds, riverbank and the big Suffolk sky, this creative hub is home to a varied programme that realises founder Benjamin Britten’s vision for an international centre of music of all types. The annual Aldeburgh Festival takes place here each June, but Snape Maltings is a destination to delight all and there’s nowhere better to get you in the Christmas spirit – even Santa visits Snape, arriving on board an historic Thames sailing barge!



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Parham, The Suffolk Countryside

GDNV

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£345 - £610
per week
From £269 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • Garden View is a lovely first floor apartment in the village of Parham. Situated within Parham Hall the accommodation would make a lovely couples retreat to Suffolk.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Tennis court
  • Pub 5 miles

All Saints South Elmham, The Suffolk Countryside

OBP

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£440 - £740
per week
From £340 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • A beautiful barn conversion set in the countryside, Partridge offers flexible accommodation for a couples retreat in South Elmham.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Pet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Games room
  • Pub 1 mile

Nayland, Constable Country

TOCA

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£425 - £665
per week
From £329 for a 3-night stay
  • 3 Star Gold
  • An incredible piece of Suffolk history cleverly converted into self-catering accommodation - The Old Chapel Annexe is a former congregational Chapel and truly unique.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Private parking
  • Pub 0.4 miles

Snape, Woodbridge and Orford

SFAHS

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£565 - £790
per week
From £434 for a 3-night stay
  • Overlooking the stunning countryside of the Suffolk coastal area, Albion House is wonderfully located to enjoy all that Snape has to offer. The world famous Snape Maltings is a mere 10 minute stroll from the property.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Pet
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • WiFi
  • Enclosed garden
  • Private parking
  • Pub 0.1 miles

Orford, Woodbridge & Surrounding Villages

TLHO

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£650 - £850
per week
From £498 for a 3-night stay
  • 3 Star Gold
  • Are you longing for a luxury, one-of-a-kind retreat in the centre of Orford? A break from the fast-paced life of the city? Then we prescribe a stay at The Little House.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Pub 0.1 miles

Framlingham, The Suffolk Countryside

BFT

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£460 - £520
per week
From £323 for a 3-night stay
  • Try your next Suffolk holiday in this cute and cosy Shepherd Hut located in the countryside - Thyme is in perfect position for exploring rural Suffolk. SHORT BREAKS AVAILABLE
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Pub 0.4 miles

Ufford, Woodbridge & Surrounding Villages

HOCO

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£480 - £725
per week
From £370 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • Hope Cottage is a charming cottage located in the popular village of Ufford. Offering a touch of luxury this is the ideal retreat for any couple.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Pet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • Pub 0.1 miles

Snape, Aldeburgh & Surrounding Villages

SFGCS

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£455 - £660
per week
From £351 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • This private and charming detached holiday cottage was completely refurbished in 2016. It's open plan design features large, south facing windows which open onto a verandah overlooking the garden and the fields beyond.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Pub 0.1 miles

Laxfield, Heart of Suffolk

3CHV

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£375 - £645
per week
From £291 for a 3-night stay
  • Set in the heart of Laxfield, 3 Church Villas boasts striking views of the impressive church. With pubs and a shop on your doorstep you can truly relax and take in your beautiful Suffolk surroundings.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • On-street parking
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Beach 13.7 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles

Shottisham, Woodbridge and Orford

SFSBS

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£500 - £760
per week
From £385 for a 3-night stay
  • Surrounded by acres of ancient heathland, woods and meadows, Sewell Barn is in the ideal spot for a relaxing break from the hustle and bustle. This comfortable, charming barn conversion offers guest an excellent stay.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Pub 0.8 miles

Long Melford, Bury and the Wool Towns

PKC

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£470 - £810
per week
From £363 for a 3-night stay
  • 3 Star Gold
  • A picture perfect holiday cottage nestled in the heart of Long Melford, Pink Cottage is a beautiful example of a romantic retreat for couples in the Suffolk countryside.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 3 Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Pub 0.5 miles

Kersey, The Suffolk Countryside

PRI2

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£505 - £820
per week
From £389 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • Primrose Cottage is a cosy cottage, full of character and perfect for a romantic getaway. The village of Kersey is very pretty and Lavenham is easily accessible from this location.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Pub 0.5 miles
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