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Hailed as the ultimate year-round holiday destination, having been declared Best UK Seaside Town two years running at the 2010 and 2011 British Travel Awards and Best Family Holiday Destination in the prestigious Coast Awards 2010. St Ives was praised for its mix of adult and child friendly attractions and things to do, and was singled out for having a unique art scene.
Whitby Golf Club, holiday golf course with great views
Captain Cook Museum in Whitby’s Grape Lane
The Whitby Museum is a “must visit” attraction
Whitby Abbey, one of the most famous Whitby attractions
Whitby fossils, fossiling in and around Whitby
SEA URCHIN – Whitby Angling Charters, Sea Fishing Trips
Whitby Beach Games, Fun For The Whole Family
Suffolk offers a great range of activities and attractions to suit everyone’s taste and pocket. We offer all sorts of things to do in Suffolk from discovering historic churches and timber framed Guildhalls, to tours of one of only 8 Grade 1 listed theatres in the UK, right through to musical events, shops and eating out venues to suit everyone's tastes.
Why not learn a new skill (or improve upon an existing one) whilst on your day out in Suffolk? You can do just that at The Cooking Experience, Hadleigh. On offer are a variety of expert cookery courses aimed at all levels of experience. Each class is taught is a very friendly and relaxed manner, and no student will be put on the spot or embarrassed! Before you know it you'll be creating delicious breads, exciting main courses, impressive starters and tempting desserts! Residential weekend courses are also available.
Discover Suffolk by taking a Treasure Trail! Have a fun family day out walking, exploring various parts of Suffolk and learning of its history - then solve the clues and win a cash prize!
Courses are a great way to spend a day out in Suffolk. If you have always fancied trying your hand at baking, Sugarplum Cupcakes in Woodbridge, offer fantastic Cupcake Workshops where you can learn how to bake and decorate your own cupcakes. This is a great day out for all the family, and you get to take twelve of your delicious, beautifully decorated cupcakes away with you! The workshops run on a regular basis - please click on the link above for full details.
Sites don’t get much more Historic than Sutton Hoo, the burial ground of Anglo Saxon Kings. There are plenty of Things to do in Suffolk at Sutton Hoo, which is run by the National Trust and includes an exhibition hall with video and a full size reconstruction of the ship’s burial chamber. There are Guided Tours and special events during the summer season.
Southwold is home to the wonderful Amber Shop and Museum. The Museum follows the fascinating story of amber, and features a number of beautiful amber carvings and artefacts from around the world. After becoming familiar with the history of this beautiful gem, visitors may choose from an extensive range of jewellery and carvings in the Amber Shop to take away with them.
Guildhalls reflect Suffolk’s trading history and fine examples can be found in Lavenham and Hadleigh. These are superb timber framed buildings containing exhibitions on local history and the history of the cloth industry, which was an important contributor to Suffolk’s wealth creation. Also in Lavenham is the Little Hall – a 14C house restored in the 1930s and now a museum
Euston Hall is the home of the Duke and Duchess of Grafton but it is open to the public to view their unique collection of paintings of the Court of Charles 11, including works by Van Dyck and Lely.
For a fascinating history of local lad Gainsborough’s life, Gainsborough's House in Sudbury is the place to be. This is probably the only museum dedicated to an artist who actually once resided in the same house.
Pennarth Fawr is a medieval stone house with a superb wooden interior. The National Trust's Plas yn Rhiw a 17 / 19th Century Welsh manor house set in ornamental gardens, is well worth a visit as is Plas Glyn y Weddw art gallery, a Victorian gothic mansion which hosts exhibitions and has excellent landscaped gardens.
History tells us that in early Christian times the Llyn Peninsula was a land of saints and pilgrims, hill forts, holy wells and small churches of which the remains can often be seen. The area is soaked in early Celtic religious history and up to, 20,000 Saints are allegedly buried on Ynys Enlli or Bardsey meaning the "Island of Strong Currents".
Pwllheli harbour has a long history - wines from the Continent were imported through here and the coast was a haven for smugglers and pirates. As recently as the last century it was one of the main fishing and ship building centres in North Wales with nearly 30 ships in production at the same time. The arrival of railways in Pwllheli allowed it to develop further as a centre of social and political life, business and tourism.
Llanystumdwy is the home of "Highgate", the childhood home of David Lloyd George, the famous Liberal Statesman who later became Prime Minister. A Victorian schoolroom museum is dedicated to his life and his grave can be found by, the River Dwyfor. The memorial gates by his grave were a gift from Pwllheli in 1952 and carry the elephant and castle, which figure in the town's coat of arms.
The name Beddgelert, meaning Gelert's grave, is famed for the legend of Gelert the dog that was left by Prince Llywelyn to guard his child. The poor dog covered in blood was killed by his master before he realised that the heroic hound had in fact saved the child from the wolf. Visit the site of Gelert's grave and Llywelyn's cottage.
Beddgelert over the years has won a number of National accolades for its admirable environmental programme to enhance the village - Wales in Bloom. Britain in Bloom and in 1997 won the Gold Award for villages in the ENTENTE FLORALE, the prestigious Europe in Bloom competition.
The village is also linked with the Rupert the Bear stories, as Alfred Bestall wrote and illustrated some of the stories whilst he lived in Beddgelert
Activity holidays in Wales
There are six designated routes to the summit of Snowdon and a variety of walking routes to Cader Idris, Snowdonia is the ideal place for both serious climbers and keen walkers. Llanberis is an excellent base from which to explore Snowdonia and there is a network of attractive walks suitable for all the family. For stunning walks through scenic gorges and by rushing rivers, start off at Betws-y-Coed.