Welcome to Visit Suffolk Places
The Walkfo guide to things to do & explore in Suffolk

Visit Suffolk PlacesVisit Suffolk places using Walkfo for free guided tours of the best Suffolk places to visit. A unique way to experience Suffolk’s places, Walkfo allows you to explore Suffolk as you would a museum or art gallery with audio guides.

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Suffolk is a ceremonial county of England in East Anglia . It borders Norfolk to the north, Cambridgeshire to the west and Essex to the south . The county town is Ipswich; other important towns include Lowestoft, Bury St Edmunds, Newmarket, and Felixstowe, which has one of the largest container ports in Europe . When you visit Suffolk, Walkfo brings Suffolk places to life as you travel by foot, bike, bus or car with a mobile phone & headphones.


Suffolk Places Overview: History, Culture & Facts about Suffolk

Visit Suffolk – Walkfo’s stats for the places to visit

With 38 audio plaques & Suffolk places for you to explore in the Suffolk area, Walkfo is the world’s largest heritage & history digital plaque provider. The AI continually learns & refines facts about the best Suffolk places to visit from travel & tourism authorities (like Wikipedia), converting history into an interactive audio experience.

Suffolk history


Suffolk Archaeology photo

West Suffolk, like nearby East Cambridgeshire, is renowned for archaeological finds from the Stone Age, the Bronze Age, and the Iron Age . Bronze Age artefacts have been found in the area between Mildenhall and West Row, in Eriswell and in Lakenheath . Sutton Hoo is the site of one of England’s most significant Anglo-Saxon archaeological finds, a ship burial containing a collection of treasures .

Suffolk Pink

Villages and towns in Suffolk are renowned for historic pink-washed halls and cottages . Decorative paint colours found in the county can range from a pale shell shade, to a deep blush brick colour . According to research, Suffolk Pink dates back to the 14th century, where these shades were developed by local dyers by adding natural substances to a traditional limewash mix .

Suffolk culture & places


Suffolk Arts photo

Founded in 1948 by Benjamin Britten, the annual Aldeburgh Festival is one of the UK’s major classical music festivals . Henham Park, has been home to the Latitude Festival, which includes popular music, comedy, poetry and literary events . FolkEast festival is held at Glemham Hall in August and attracts international acoustic, folk and roots musicians .


The Suffolk dialect is very distinctive . Epenthesis and yod-dropping is common, along with non-conjugation of verbs .


The county’s sole professional football club is Ipswich Town . The next highest ranked teams in Suffolk are Leiston, Lowestoft Town and Needham Market . The town of Newmarket is the headquarters of British horseracing – home to the largest cluster of training yards in the country .

Suffolk in popular culture

Suffolk Suffolk in popular culture photo

Novels set in Suffolk include parts of David Copperfield by Charles Dickens, The Fourth Protocol, by Frederick Forsyth, Unnatural Causes by P.D. James, Dodie Smith’s The Hundred and One Dalmatians, The Rings of Saturn by W. G. Sebald, and Arthur Ransome’s children’s books, We Didn’t Mean to Go to Sea, Coot Club and Secret Water take place in part in the county . The Rendlesham Forest Incident is one of the most famous UFO events in England and is sometimes referred to as “Britain’s Roswell”

Suffolk geography / climate

Suffolk Geography photo

Much of Suffolk is low-lying, founded on Pleistocene sand and clays. These rocks are relatively unresistant and the coast is eroding rapidly. Coastal defences have been used to protect several towns, but several cliff-top houses have been lost to coastal erosion and others are under threat.

Why visit Suffolk with Walkfo Travel Guide App?

Visit Suffolk PlacesYou can visit Suffolk places with Walkfo Suffolk to hear history at Suffolk’s places whilst walking around using the free digital tour app. Walkfo Suffolk has 38 places to visit in our interactive Suffolk map, with amazing history, culture & travel facts you can explore the same way you would at a museum or art gallery with information audio headset. With Walkfo, you can travel by foot, bike or bus throughout Suffolk, being in the moment, without digital distraction or limits to a specific walking route. Our historic audio walks, National Trust interactive audio experiences, digital tour guides for English Heritage locations are available at Suffolk places, with a AI tour guide to help you get the best from a visit to Suffolk & the surrounding areas.

“Curated content for millions of locations across the UK, with 38 audio facts unique to Suffolk places in an interactive Suffolk map you can explore.”

Walkfo: Visit Suffolk Places Map
38 tourist, history, culture & geography spots


  Suffolk historic spots

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  Suffolk geographic features

Walkfo Suffolk tourism map key: places to see & visit like National Trust sites, Blue Plaques, English Heritage locations & top tourist destinations in Suffolk


Best Suffolk places to visit

Suffolk has places to explore by foot, bike or bus. Below are a selection of the varied Suffolk’s destinations you can visit with additional content available at the Walkfo Suffolk’s information audio spots:

Suffolk photo Church of St Peter and St Mary, Stowmarket
St Peter and St Mary’s is an Anglican church in Stowmarket, Suffolk. It is an active parish church in the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich and the archdeaconry of Ipswich. The nave, aisles and chancel date from the mid-14th century and the west tower is mid-15th century. The spire was re-built in 1712 and was removed in 1975.
Suffolk photo Eastbridge Windpump
Eastbridge Windpump is a smock mill at the Museum of East Anglian Life, Stowmarket, Suffolk, England which has been restored to working order.
Suffolk photo Stowmarket Guncotton Explosion
The Stowmarket Guncotton Explosion happened on 11 August 1871. It was blown up by two massive explosions, that occurred within the factory, killing 28 people and injuring approximately 70 others.
Suffolk photo Stowmarket Town F.C.
Stowmarket Town Football Club is a football club based in Suffolk, England. The club are currently members of the Isthmian League North Division and play at Greens Meadow.
Suffolk photo Stow Lodge
Stow Lodge is a listed building in the parish of Onehouse in Stowmarket, Suffolk. Constructed in 1781 as Union Work House, a House of Industry for the 14 parishes of the Stow Hundred. It was subsequently used as a hospital and is now residential flats.
Suffolk photo St Mary’s Church, Badley
St Mary’s Church is a redundant Anglican church in the village of Badley, Suffolk, England. It is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade I listed building. The church is under the care of the Churches Conservation Trust.
Suffolk photo Gipping Rural District
Gipping Rural District was a rural district in East Suffolk, England. It was created in 1934 by the merger of the disbanded Bosmere and Claydon Rural District and the disbanded East Stow Rural District. Its area was reduced slightly in 1952 by an expansion of the county borough of Ipswich.
Suffolk photo Stowmarket Guncotton Company
The Stowmarket Guncotton Company was established in the 19th century by Messrs Prentice. The factory was the scene of an explosion in 1871 that claimed the lives of 28 people.

Visit Suffolk plaques

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Suffolk has 1 physical plaques in tourist plaque schemes for you to explore via Walkfo Suffolk plaques audio map when visiting. Plaques like National Heritage’s “Blue Plaques” provide visual geo-markers to highlight points-of-interest at the places where they happened – and Walkfo’s AI has researched additional, deeper content when you visit Suffolk using the app. Experience the history of a location when Walkfo local tourist guide app triggers audio close to each Suffolk plaque. Explore Plaques & History has a complete list of Hartlepool’s plaques & Hartlepool history plaque map.