Monday 19th: Depart from your home area travelling to East Anglia and arriving late
afternoon at The Ipswich Hotel.
Tuesday 20th: We begin today with a ride through picturesque villages to Snape and
Aldeburgh, where we take a break. Aldeburgh is something of a time warp, with Victorian
houses on the seashore, an attractive main street taking you to the marina. Moving on we
head for Southwold, a charmingly old fashioned seaside town with an atmosphere of years
gone by. From here we return south to Woodbridge, a thriving old town on the River Deben
with an attractive market place.
Wednesday 21st: This morning we begin with a drive to Newmarket taking us to The
Palace House site, which had got into a perilous state having been unsympathetically
rendered in cement before FHDC stepped in to save this gem of Newmarket’s royal
history. Three charities – the National Horseracing Museum, the British Sporting Art Trust
and the Retraining of Racehorses charity – have combined to bring this historic site back to
Thursday 22nd: Today we head first for the historic town of Lavenham with pretty
coloured houses and unique Guildhall. We have time to explore and enjoy a coffee before
we move on to Stowmarket. Here we visit the unique and interesting Museum of East
Anglia Life. This is an open air museum set in 80 acres of countryside with over 45000
objects exploring the area’s rural and social history. There are also many animals to be
seen, including rare breeds of sheep. The newly restored Abbot’s Hall is worth a look.
Friday 23rd: After breakfast we leave and begin our homeward journey.