With the North Sea lying to the east of the county, Suffolk has a coastline of 50 miles, and can be found in the East Anglian region of England. Much of the county is low-lying, with 60 nature reserves and two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There are medieval towns, stately homes, castles, and Suffolk Wool towns as well as heritage centres. Visit Constable Country (John Constable 1776-1837) or take a relaxing walk along the stunning beaches.

Places to visit


Sutton Hoo, Framlington Castle, The Broads, Pleasurewood Hills, Suffolk coast, Ickworth House (above), Thetford Forest, Orford Castle,Clare Castle County park, Ipswich Museum.


Books based in this county:

Authors associated with this county 

Authors who are associated with this county (born or lived here) or who have based their books here.

Amanda Hodgkinson

John Appleby

Arthur Ransome

P D James

Maggie Hemmingway

George Orwell

Ruth Rendell

Previous box


Our box included the book, The Stopped Heart, by  Julie Myerson.

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Included: book, tea, bookmark, chocolates, coffee, tray, photos, travel information, personalised postcard.

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