Instead of a seaside or camping staycation how about a city break?

Have you been having trouble finding anywhere to book for a holiday staycation either in a cottage or a camping/glamping site?

While Suffolk is plentifully supplied with lovely spots for a holiday the rules and regulations around overseas travel are still so complicated that many people have decided to holiday in UK and particularly in favourites like our county.

We have an alternative suggestion for you – you could either do day trips to some of our region’s historic cities or take weekend breaks there.

If you want a day trip, it is often difficult to do by train, but we can easily transport you there and back safely and we even have some suggestions for places to visit:

Cambridge

The Fitzwilliam Museum houses a vast collection of antiquities from ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome, including exhibits of English and European pottery and glass, furniture, clocks, Chinese jades, and ceramics from Japan and Korea.

The Cambridge Gin Laboratory is an interactive space in the heart of Cambridge, dedicated to the appreciation of everyone’s favourite spirit – gin! Owned and operated by the Cambridge Distillery, the Gin Lab contains a well-appointed classroom, shop, tasting lounge and private hire room. Come discover more about the history of gin production.

Market Square: stalls have been trading at the historic market square in the city centre since the Middle Ages. From Monday-Sunday, 10am-4pm, you will find stalls selling a wide range of goods including Street Food, Books, Vinyl, CDs and DVDs Clothes, jewellery and bags to name just a few.

Ely

Ely Cathedral: Much of the Cathedral is over 900 years old and it offers a rich architectural and historical experience, including the sumptuous 13th century Quire and beautiful 14th century Lady Chapel.

Oliver Cromwell’s house: open from 10 am – 5 pm 7 days a week. Visitors have the opportunity to try on costumes and try out the games of the time as well as truly experience what life was like on the battlefields during the English Civil War.

Norwich

Castle Museum: Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery is packed with treasures, including fabulous fine art, archaeology, and natural history. During 2021 and 2022 construction work will be underway on the exciting Norwich Castle: Royal Palace Reborn project to transform the Castle’s Norman Keep.

Elm Hill:  Combine a visit to the Cathedral in Tombland with a walk along this cobbled street, one of the prettiest and most unaltered 16th-century streets in England, with timber-framed buildings jostling for place along a winding road that stretches from Princes Street to Wensum Street.

The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts is a public art museum where you can see outstanding art for free. The Centre, which opened in 1978 to house the Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Collection, is a world-class building designed by Norman Foster, at the University of East Anglia, Norwich.