Suffolk Hotels Guide

Historical Breaks in Suffolk

If you are fascinated with days gone by and how things used to be, Suffolk is one of the best places to base your Historical Break. It has links to the past displayed by its ancient towns, preserved ancient houses, castles, town halls, factories, barns, parish churches and bridges across the entire county.

To truly experience a taste of history one needs to stay overnight in one of Suffolk's hotels or accommodations - and there are a great many to choose from!

Please read on to discover some hotels that are ideal for your Historical Break in Suffolk -

The Crown & Castle, Orford - Historical Breaks in Suffolk

The Crown & Castle, Orford, dates back to the 16th Century. The original inn was built into the walls of Orford castle, and the remains can currently be viewed from the relaxing terrace - a magical sight indeed.

The Abbey Hotel

This mostly Tudor, part Medieval hotel combines an historic Hotel with modern accommodation. The Abbey Hotel is a relaxing and convenient place to stay, popular among both the business community and leisure visitors to Bury St Edmunds.

The Bildeston Crown, Bildeston, is an original 15th Century coaching inn, which has been lovingly refurbished to restore the building without losing any of the character of its past.

Historical Breaks in Suffolk

The Belstead Brook Hotel, Ipswich - Historical Breaks in Suffolk

The Belstead Brook Hotel, Ipswich was originally a Jacobean hunting lodge and is located within 9 acres of mature wooded parkland alongside a brook and lovely gardens. The hotel is full of olde world charm, yet has every convenience of the modern times.

The Great House, Lavenham, was a private house in the 1930's until it was transformed into a Boutique hotel in 1985. Built during the wool trade, it actually appears more Georgian than Tudor due to extensive renovations in the 18th Century.

Historical Breaks in Suffolk

Tuddenham Mill, Tuddenham - Historical Breaks in Suffolk

Tuddenham Mill, Tuddenham, was once a traditional water mill and has today been respectfully converted into a chic and boutique hotel with luxurious bedrooms that come complete with walk-in showers, over-sized, double-ended stone baths (big enough for three!), exclusive toiletries by Jo Malone, Italian designed and sourced furniture, extra large pillows and fine Egyptian cotton bed linen.

The Great House, Lavenham - Historical Breaks in Suffolk

For more information on English Heritage and Hostorical Breaks, please see our articles on Heritage Short Breaks in Historic Suffolk Hotels and English Heritage in Suffolk.

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