What's on locally
Located just outside Bury St Edmunds in the heart of rural Suffolk, Ravenwood Hall is just a short journey from the very best of Suffolk's market towns and coastal attractions.
Bury St Edmunds is a richly charming, historic market town, with a fascinating heritage going back to Roman times. Roman ruins are juxtaposed with elegant Georgian squares, a glorious Benedictine St Edmund's Cathedral and Abbey Gardens. You can enjoy the boutique shops, award winning restaurants and outdoor market and only surviving Regency theatre in England - The Theatre Royal. Visit The Nutshell, the smallest pub in Britain, Moyes Museum and West Stow Anglo Saxon Village. Bury St Edmunds is famed for its fairs and markets, and hosts various festivals throughout the year. A Music Festival in late May, Food & Drink Festival in late August and renowned Christmas Fayre with an array of market stalls in late November.
Newmarket is the home of horseracing and the National Stud. Enjoy a tour, visit the Tattersalls sales, have a day at the Newmarket Racecourse or stay for one of their Newmarket nights music0 events held throughout Summer.
Cambridge is less than an hours drive from Ravenwood Hall, or you can take the train from Bury St Edmunds. The historic city with its glorious architecture and heritage, a choice of galleries, punting on the river and parks has a wide range of things to see and do.
Ravenwood Hall is within easy reach of the Suffolk coastline, areas of outstanding natural beauty and nature reserves. Some of the best places to visit include:
- Enjoy a river walk at Woodbridge and a tour of the water mill,
- Explore the famous Anglo-Saxon Sutton Hoo, with its undisturbed burial ship and historic artifacts,
- Take in Orford Castle, its nature reserve and renowned smokery.
- Visit Snape Maltings home of the concert hall and renowned Aldeburgh Music Festival, workshops, farmers markets, food and drink festival, plenty to see and do.
- You can easily spend a day or more at the pretty Victorian seaside towns of Aldeburgh and Southwold , arts, crafts, shops, walks, fish and chips on the beach.
- RSPB Minsmere is a bird lover and walkers paradise, home to a staggering variety of wildlife.
If you want to know more about 'What's On in Suffolk' go to the Visit Suffolk website.