This area of Suffolk is quiet and peaceful, and yet within easy reach of many interesting places and attractions . Close at hand is Minsmere, the RSPB Bird Reserve with hides and reserved places for walking and viewing the wildlife . There is a coastal walk along the heritage coastline from Aldeburgh to Lowestoft for those very energetic guests . There are many marked footpaths around the villages close to Sibton . Footpath maps are available in the cottage . The surrounding countryside has a wealth of pretty villages and market towns where there are thriving Farmers Markets, together with beautiful gardens, moated halls, and castles to explore. Ipswich, Suffolk’s county town is 25 miles away for extensive shopping; Woodbridge some 18 miles away has picturesque streets and houses and access to the river Deben. Close by Woodbridge is Sutton Hoo, the National Trust site for viewing the burial barrows of the Woofings, sixth and seventh century kings of East Anglia. Snape, some 11 miles away has several pubs, the Snape Malting centre and Concert Hall and many walks along the banks of River Alde Aldeburgh, Orford, Dunwich and Southwold, are four coastal towns each with history and fascinating architecture. Aldeburgh festival of the arts is held each year at Snape Maltings Concert hall, and the Maltings complex of converted buildings makes an interesting day out. In Leiston is the Longshop Museum, a must for steam enthusiasts. Seaside facilities are available at Felixstowe, Aldeburgh, Southwold, Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth. The beaches at Lowestoft and Yarmouth are large and sandy and have the usual attractions. At Kessingland, near Lowestoft, there is a super wildlife park with facilities for walking, children’s play area, etc. There are theatres and cinemas in Aldeburgh, Leiston, Woodbridge, Halesworth and Southwold, as well as in Ipswich and Norwich. Many local festivals take place in the surrounding villages during the year. Full details of all things local are to be found in the information in the sitting room. The village pub and restaurant, The Sibton White Horse, (+44 (0) 1728 660337) is opposite the Cottage. This is a traditional quiet country inn, serving excellent food (and welcomes children over six in their restaurant), and Adnams ale from Southwold. Good places to eat are also to be found in Peasenhall at the delightful Weavers Tea Room and two lovely nearby pubs with excellent menus and value - the White Horse @ Badingham (+44 (0) 1728 638280) and the Dennington Queen (+44 (0) 1728 638241) Local shops are within walking distance. In Peasenhall there is an renowned butcher, a superior delicatessen whose own cured bacon and hams must be sampled, a post office and general store, and an art gallery.
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