It’s the time of the year to celebrate all things Suffolk and there are many fun activities and events lined up as local groups and people finally get the chance to celebrate Suffolk Day. Many have argued that this idea is long overdue due to the fact that Yorkshire has had a similar event for over 40 years.
For people who’ve grown up in Suffolk and even those who’ve moved to this place from other places, there is no doubt in their minds that this is a great place to live, work and play. Many of the people who live here can imagine living anywhere else as one Suffolk resident explained and this is down to the fact that the place has anything you’d ever want.
For starters, the coastline in the county is one of the most amazing ones you’ll come across anywhere in the world whether you’re in Lowestoft or Felixstowe. If you’ve had the privilege to look at the surrounding area from atop the Martello Tower, you’ll be able to see just how special the area is. On one side, you’ll be able to see the port at Felixstowe complete with the tall cranes while on the other side, you’ll have the Southwold Lighthouse somewhere in the distance which is truly amazing.
At the coast, there is something for everyone starting with the resorts which are always busy. Felixstowe and Lowestoft resorts attract a large number of people each year and there’s also the upmarket towns like Orford, Aldeburgh and Southwold. Apart from these, there are also other small locations which have many fascinating features such as Shingle Street which always seems to have the atmosphere of a town back during the war. At Orford, there is also an amazing castle and then, of course, there is the nature reserve at Minsmere which is known throughout the world there’s also the Covehithe’s hidden beach.
However, Suffolk isn’t just about natural beauty. For many years, much of the food produced for the rest of the country comes from this county and this is why agriculture is still important today. There are many other businesses in the area too such as the Port of Felixstowe and media giants, BT. The racing industry in the world also traces its roots to this country so as far as Suffolk day goes, there’s plenty to celebrate about this county.