Suffolk Historic and Architectural Properties and Gardens

Castles, Abbeys, Churches, Houses, Estates and Gardens, Industrial Heritage attractions and museums (English Heritage / National Trust / others)

Along with the attractions listed on this page you may also find places of interest on the Suffolk Attractions and Nature pages. We suggest that you also visit the pages for the neighbouring counties to see what else there is in the area.

We support ‘Accessible Countryside for Everyone’ in providing a brief guide as to the access / facilities for the sites listed, where we have them.


Bury St Edmunds Abbey - The extensive remains of one of the wealthiest and most powerful Benedictine monasteries in England, shrine of St Edmund. They include the complete 14th century Great Gate and Norman Tower, and the impressive ruins and altered west front of the immense church - Suffolk - we have no disabled access info for this site


Christchurch Mansion - Tudor mansion, Tudor kitchen, Victorian toys and games, Suffolk artists gallery, The Wolsey Art Gallery - where you can see the finest collection of John Constable paintings outside of London - Ipswich - Currently there is only access to the ground floor displays, hands-on and sensory experiences at various points throughout the museum


Flatford Bridge Cottage - National Trust - Flatford and discover the landscape that inspired John Constable, Dedham Vale, guided tours – Flatford, East Bergholt - Disabled & Pushchair friendly see website


Gainsborough House Museum - his birthplace, a 16th century house, collection of Gainsborough’s paintings, drawings and prints - Disabled access and facilities (may need assistance) please see website


Helmingham Hall Gardens - Helmingham, Stowmarket - Home of the Tollemache family - park, with its red deer, moated Hall and Gardens, orchard, parterre, rose and knot gardens, tea rooms, shop - full wheelchair access to all of the gardens

Ickworth - National Trust - Georgian Italianate palace in an idyllic English landscape – Horringer, Bury St Edmunds - Disabled & Pushchair friendly / baby changing but with restrictions see website


Kenywell Hall and Gardens - family home for over 500 years, house, gardens inc walled garden, herb garden and potager, rare breeds farm - Long Melford - "The majority of the Kentwell estate is fully wheelchair accessible in good weather" ground floor of the house is accessible please see the website


Lavenham Guildhall Medieval stories, Guildhall of Corpus Christi, follow the fortunes of Lavenham''s cloth industry, local families, its farming heritage and agricultural roots - Lavenham, Sudbury - Braille guide Sensory experience Large print guide Partly accessible grounds, some steps Adapted toilet in car park


Melford Hall - National Trust - Follow in Beatrix Potter's footsteps at this beautiful family home - Long Melford, Sudbury – Disabled & Pushchair friendly / baby changing - see website


Sutton Hoo - National Trust - Awe-inspiring Anglo-Saxon royal burial site (255 acre estate), ancient burial mounds and the story of the ship burial, award-winning exhibition – Sutton Hoo, Woodbridge - Disabled & Pushchair friendly / baby changing but with restrictions see website


Thorington Hall - Rambling Suffolk farmhouse built around 1600, one of the best timber-framed houses in Suffolk – Stoke by Nayland – Not disabled friendly - access restrictions see website


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