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Local area and tourist attractions

The White Lion is the perfect base for a day trip or longer vacation. Just off the A12 between Woodbridge and Wickham Market and within easy striking distance of Suffolk’s celebrated Heritage Coast, this is an area with an abundance of local attractions, walks and cycle routes.

The village of Ufford itself boats one of Suffolk’s loveliest churches, St Mary’s, which dates back to the 11th century and houses a world-famous 15th-century font cover. The historic town of Woodbridge, with its tide mill, winding streets, market square and glorious riverside walks, is two miles down the road, while world-class music can be enjoyed at the renowned Snape Maltings concert hall just eight miles away.

The wealth of local history ranges from the famous Anglo-Saxon burial site at nearby Sutton Hoo, with its award-winning interpretation centre, to Norman castles at Orford and Framlingham and the more recent defences represented by Bawdsey Radar Museum and Bentwaters Cold War Museum.

Further afield are the breathtaking shingle landscape and eerie MOD remains at Orford Ness, nature reserves at RSPB Minsmere and Dunwich as well as smaller Suffolk Wildlife Trust sites like Landguard Nature Reserve near Felixtowe, and Rendlesham and Tunstall forests. There are beaches at  Shingle Street, Thorpness and Walberswick as well as at the popular seaside towns of Aldeburgh and Southwold.

For more information, a full list of local attractions and links go to:  www.suffolkcoastal.gov.uk/tourism/

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