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If you wish to spend some time in tranquil beauty of Suffolk then book your tickets now to Ipswich. Keeping it as a main destination you can see around Suffolk on several day trips.Just eight miles from Ipswich is the amazingly beautiful 15th century medieval style Otley Hall. It is a family home built on 10 acres of land with huge gardens scenic Suffolk. Otely hall is few of the untouched medieval buildings left in the world. Interior of the hall is shows the grand decorations of medieval era. There is an impressive Great hall, galleried kitchen and the paintings hung in the passage ways show the celebrations of the wedding of Robert Gosnold III and Ursula Naunton in 1559. Beams in the building are carved and one can see the hard work in the details of the designs.
The Otley Hall was inhibited by the Gosnold family for more than 250 years. In 1602 Bartholomew Gosnold travelled abroad and discovered Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard. The gardens of Otley Hall provide a unique blend of cultivated and wild flora and fauna. Gardens are most commonly referred as a magnificent feast for the senses of the visitors. Part of the garden is designed by Francis Inigo Thomas (1866-1950) Moat walk, rose garden, croquet lawn are few of the many features of the gardens. There is a knot garden which symbolises the universe and the civilisations.While at Otley Hall you can enjoy lunch and refreshments in the beautifully conserved gardens. Otley hall is often let for the marriage ceremonies, social events and functions.
Museum of the East Anglican Life is another place to explore near Ipswich. The museum will take you back into the history through its vast collection of displays. It will let you explore the rural and social life of the area in most comprehensive manner. There is an interactive barn where you can feed baby lambs or enjoy Suffolk Punch Horses, sheep, Red Poll cattle, goats and rabbits.Museum is set in 70 acres of land and it provides its visitors chance to explore the East Anglian countryside. There is a mill, wind pump and a chapel by the riverside. It is a perfect place for perfect picnic. In an adventure playground for children, there is a Pole barn and crafts building next to which is a resident charcoal burner who happily explains this rural craft to all the visitors.
Lavenham Guildhall in the market place should be a must go place on your itinerary. Housed in the sixteenth century timber framed building stands out in whole of the market place. Guildhall exhibits seven hundred years old woollen cloth trade room and the tools of the time in working condition along with other displays about local history, farming and trading. Inside the guildhall walls there is beautiful garden with dye plants and mortuary. There is tea room and souvenir shop where children guidebook is also available for the tour. Entrance fee is minimal, adult ticket is for ?3.50 where accompanying a child is free to enter the premises and for groups it's is only ?3.00.There is more to explore in and around Ipswich i.e. Kentwell hall famous for its romantic and tranquil environment, Hedingham castle is where the Norman culture is best preserved. Melford hall in Suffolk near Ipswich is another example of romantic Tudor mansion in an unspoilt village of Long Melford.