MILL HILL FARM CARAVAN & CAMPING PARK,

DARSHAM, SUFFOLK, IP17 3BS

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PLACES OF INTEREST

With the Suffolk Coast & Heaths Area of Oustanding Natural Beauty  right on our doorstep, the RSPB's flagship reserve at Minsmere only 2.5 miles away, the ever popular coastal towns of Southwold and Aldeburgh only 15 minutes away and numereous historical towns and villages all around we are the perfect base for your holiday. 

Walkers and cyclists have many miles of public footpaths and country lanes to explore with either pre planned routes or why not just see what's around the next corner or where that lane goes...

...there's a good chance that you'll find an excellent traditional local pub where you'll be guaranteed a warm welcome and a tempting menu laden with delicious local produce or a farm shop full of locally made, grown or reared goodies.

For a breath of sea air, take a stroll along the front at Southwold  and explore the extensively renovated pier or wander into the town and browse around the speciality shops or take a tour round Adnams Brewery

Further down the coast is Thorpeness, the home of the famous House in the Clouds; this fascinating village was originally a 19th century fishing hamlet but was bought in 1910 by Stuart Ogilvie who developed it into a fantasy holiday village complete with meare, of mock tudor houses for his friends.
Right next door is Aldeburgh, where you can feast on some of the best Fish & Chips is the country whilst gazing out to sea, have a look around the museum situated in the 16th century Moot Hall and then wander along the beach to the controversial Scallop sculpture.

For a real step back in time a visit to the 12th Century Framlingham Castle, one time refuge to Mary Tudor, is a must.   Orford Castle built by Henry II between 1165 and 1173 is another well preserved 12th Century castle, with panoramic views over the coastline which should not be missed


Just up the road is  Snape Maltings, have a  browse around their art & craft shops, enjoy a cup of tea,  then why not explore the River Alde with a walk or river trip on The Enchantress

If this is all too recent for you then Sutton Hoo is just the place to go;  among the many burial mounds discovered in this 6th-7th century cemetery was an undisturbed Anglo Saxon Royal Ship burial which is generally thought to be that of Raedwald who was King of the Eastern Angles at this time.  A wealth of Anglo Saxon artefacts have been found at the site the most famous of which is probably the iconic ceremonial helmet.

Dunwich,  known widely for being the town that has largely disappeared into the sea, is thought to have been the capital of the Kingdom of the East Angles in the 7th century is only 3 miles from the campsite. 

Most of the town was lost to the sea during storms in the 13th century but the remains of the Franciscan Priory can still be seen and was the subject of a Time Team dig in 2011.

  With a large car park and cafe, the beach makes an ideal spot for dog walking or seawatching.