Local Area

If you’re looking for a taste of real England, Suffolk is a great place to start! Set in miles of countryside, and rich in history, this county offers all that you could wish for.

Rich in history and culture Suffolk offers a number of historic sites including Sutton Hoo, the burial ground of the Anglo Saxon Kings, Orford Castle, the famous Keep of King Henry II and the picturesque Framlingham Castle. There are also many historic houses to visit including Kentwell Hall, Melford Hall and Ickworth Gardens.

If enjoying the natural beauty of the Suffolk countryside is what you’re after then there are plenty of areas to choose from. There are also nature reserves in Suffolk which offer beauty, tranquillity and a relaxing day out including Orfolk Ness, Cavenham Heath and Wolves Wood as well as a range of Parks and Gardens; and all this only a short distance from Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa in Newmarket.

Best known for its reputation as the international home of horseracing, Newmarket, a busy town rich in heritage, is also set in miles of breathtaking countryside and heritage.

No visit to Newmarket is complete without a visit to the races. Enjoy a tour around the world famous National Stud, the Jockey Club Rooms, the showcase for British Thoroughbred Breeding or visit the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art and discover the story of the horses and people from its Royal origins to modern day heroes.