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Horseracing Heritage & Suffolk Coast

Horseracing Heritage & Suffolk Coast

Rural villages, lush green meadows, rich farmlands and sandy heathlands depicted by the famous painters Constable and Gainsborough. We visit the north of the county with its peaceful coastline, the excellent Museum of East Anglia Life, Newmarket home of Horse Racing with its New Heritage Centre & Sporting Art a must see. A visit to unique Lavenham completes the tour. This is a holiday of particular charm and nostalgia for you to enjoy.

Your Itinerary

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
life.

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.

Best Western Ipswich Hotel****, Copdock

Nestling in the quaint village of Copdock just outside historic Ipswich. An ideal place to
unwind after your day out is the comfortable bar overlooking the walled garden. All
bedrooms are furnished to a high and impressive standard.

Your Tour Includes

  • All Travel by Owen's Select Executive Coach
  • 4 Nights Dinner, Bed and Breakfast
  • Admission to Newmarket Heritage Centre & Sport of Art
  • Admission to the Museum of East Anglian Life
  • Porterage
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