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Suffolk Tourism Guide
Here are some websites that you may find of interest or that might assist you in planning your self-catering cottage holiday at Orwell View Barns Holiday Cottages near Ipswich in Suffolk.
- Alton Water
Based in 400 acres of beautiful Suffolk countryside, Alton Water offers sailing, windsurfing and canoeing for members and day access for visitors. We have a highly acclaimed and long established RYA approved training centre which is the largest and most active RYA training centre in East Anglia. We operate the RYA ONBOARD scheme for training young people and have recently been awarded RYA Volvo Champion Club status in recognition for our race training work.
- Explore Suffolk
Part of the Visit Suffolk website, this section covers the market towns, village, countryside and coast of Suffolk, including the county's Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Stetching from Lowestoft to the River Stour, the AONB protects landscapes across the county.
- Minsmere RSPB Bird Reserve
Minsmere offers families and keen birdwatchers a great day out. Nature trails take you through a variety of habitats to excellent birdwatching hides. In spring, you can watch avocets and marsh harriers, or hear booming bitterns. On the beach, a special area is cordoned off to protect nesting little terns. In autumn and winter, many wading birds and swans, ducks and geese visit the reserve. There is a visitor centre where you can find out more about the wildlife, browse in the shop or enjoy a meal in the tearoom. There are events all year and family explorer backpacks and trail booklets are available.
- River Orwell Cruises
Cruises down the River Orwell starting at Pin Mill, Ipswich and Harwich
- Shotley Peninsula Tours
With a beautiful blend of countryside and riverbanks, Shotley Peninsula is a hidden gem on the Suffolk/Essex border.Ever since the Vikings first landed, and subsequently fought a bloody battle, visitors have been delightfully surprised at what the villages and inlets of this incredible, yet understated, area of outstanding natural beauty has to offer.
- Visit Suffolk - Things To Do
Visit Suffolk is the official tourism website for the area. It provides an excellent guide covering arts and culture, visitor attractions, museums and theatres, events, food and drink, and shopping.