Things to do in History & Heritage

St Botolph’s Priory

Visit impressive early Norman architecture, founded in the 11th century. Heavily damaged by canon fire during the Civil War siege of 1648, a fascinating visit awaits.

St Botolph's Church Walk, Colchester CO2 7EE

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Sudbury Boat Hire

Cruise along the river Stour in canoe, kayak or paddle board.

The Sudbury Boathouse, 42 Cross St, Sudbury, CO10 2BL

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James Andrews Golf School

Take a golf class at the ‘UK’s Best Golf School’ as rated by Today’s Golfer Magazine

Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa Keepers Lane, Leavenheath, Colchester, CO6 4PZ

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Clare Ancient House Museum

Exhibitions in the museum tell the story of the town, and of the people who once called Clare their home.

26 High Street, Clare, Sudbury, CO10 8NY

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Clare Priory

Clare Priory is one of the oldest religious houses in England; situated in the shadows of Clare Castle on the banks of the River Stour, Suffolk.

Clare Priory, Ashen Road, Clare, Suffolk CO10 8NX

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Framlingham Castle

Visit Suffolk’s Castle on the Hill to explore the towering walls and where Mary Tudor was proclaimed Queen of England.

Church St, Framlingham, Woodbridge IP13 9BP

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Sudbury Heritage Centre

An extensive display of Sudbury's history from ancient times to the present day.

Town Hall, Sudbury CO10 2EA

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Colne Valley Railway

Ride on the Colne Valley Railway, take a walk around the woodland area and visit the interactive museum for an exciting day out for the family.

Valley Railway, Yeldham Rd, Castle Hedingham, Colne CO9 3DZ

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National Horse Racing Museum

Newmarket is synonymous with horse racing. Immerse yourself in the world of horse racing with museums, galleries, and the chance to meet former racehorses.

Palace St, Newmarket CB8 8EP

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Thetford Priory

Thetford Priory was one of the most important monasteries in East Anglia, visit the remains of this incredible 12th-century structure.

Water Lane, Thetford, Norfolk, IP24 1BB

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Colchester Castle

Colchester Castle is a Norman castle in Colchester, Essex, England, dating from the second half of the eleventh century.

Colchester Castle Museum, Castle Park, Colchester, CO1 1TJ

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East Anglian Railway Museum

A working museum dedicated to preserving the history of railways in the Eastern Counties

East Anglian Railway Museum, Chappel & Wakes Colne Station, Station Road ,Wakes Colne, Essex CO6 2DS

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Melford Hall

An eclectic home, with stories of naval exploits and Beatrix Potter set in picturesque gardens.

Melford Hall, Long Melford, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 9AA

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Gainsborough’s House

Thomas Gainsborough was one of the most famous portrait and landscape painters of 18th century Britain.

Gainsborough's House, 46 Gainsborough Street, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 2EU

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Kentwell Hall

Kentwell Hall is Suffolk’s hidden gem and one of England’s finest Tudor houses

Kentwell Hall, Long Melford, Suffolk, CO10 9BA

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The Suffolk Regiment Museum

The story of the Suffolk Regiment from its foundation in 1685.

The Suffolk Regiment Museum, The Keep, Out Risbygate, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 3RN

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Moyse’s Hall Museum

Museum since 1899, in a medieval building, charting the town's early history & hosting events.

Moyse’s Hall Museum Cornhill, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 1DX

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Ickworth House

An Italianate Palace in the heart of Suffolk

The Rotunda, Horringer, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP29 5QE

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Hedingham Castle

This majestic castle stands in the heart of its ancient ramparts and medieval park, which have evolved into beautiful landscaped gardens.

Bayley Street, Castle Hedingham, Essex. CO9 3DJ

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