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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Snape, Woodbridge and Orford

SFAHS

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£546 - £786
per week
From £419 for a 3-night stay
  • Special offer15% Off remaining dates in November & December at this lovely cottage near Snape Maltings
  • 2 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Pet
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • WiFi
  • Enclosed garden
  • Private parking
  • Pub 0.1 miles

Framlingham, Heart of Suffolk

BFS

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£426 - £486
per week
From £282 for a 3-night stay
  • The perfect alternative to a traditional Suffolk holiday cottage - stay at this gorgeous Shepherd Hut with all conveniences at hand for a relaxing break in the countryside! SHORT BREAKS AVAILABLE
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Pub 0.5 miles

Garden Cottage, The Old Mill

SFGCS

Sewell Barn, Sutton

SFSBS

Primrose Cottage

PRI2

Angel Apartment

74AA

The Old School House

TOSH

The Stable

STMB

Marlborough House Forge

SFMHF

Orford, Woodbridge and Orford

TLHO

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£646 - £846
per week
From £494 for a 3-night stay
  • 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

Halesworth, Waveney Valley

SFBAR

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£436 - £641
per week
From £336 for a 3-night stay
  • 3 Star
  • A beautifully converted single storey cartshed and stables, now providing spacious and comfortable accommodation for two. Perfect for anyone looking to get away from it all, with real peace and comfort at its heart.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Pet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Pub 3.2 miles

Horringer, Bury and the Wool Towns

HHA

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£436 - £726
per week
From £336 for a 3-night stay
  • The Annexe is the perfect escape for two guests who are looking for peace and quiet in a tranquil setting
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Beach 45 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles
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