Explore Suffolk

Explore Suffolk

Hop on board one of green and purple buses and see what Suffolk has to offer, enjoy the beautiful views of Constable Country using our 93/94 service or visit Colchester, the oldest recorded Town in the Country. You could even get on our service 92 and go down to the quaint village of Manningtree and take a lovely walk alongside the River Stour!

Alton Water Park

Great day out for all the family!

Alton Water Park is a wonderful resource for the public, offering people of all ages and abilities the chance to spend time outdoors, enjoying a variety of pursuits – from fishing and sailing to walking, cycling, wildlife watching and more.

Getting There:

Service 92 Ipswich to Manningtree

Bus Frequency: Every 60 minutes

Nearest Bus Stop: Holbrook Road, Stutton top of the lane leading to the park

Visit Alton Water Website

The Shipwreck Marina

Great place to eat!

Serving tasty home cooked food, a Free House committed to the quality beers, lagers and wine that they provide. Situated at the end of the Shotley Peninsula in Suffolk, The Shipwreck is uniquely positioned with views of Felixstowe and Harwich ports and the River Orwell and River Stour Estuary. They are a great destination for walking, bird watching, cycling, or just a relaxing day out.

Getting There:

Service 97

Bus Frequency: Every 90 minutes

Nearest Bus Stop: Shotley Gate, opp Bristol Arms

Visit The Shipwreck Marina Website

Jimmy’s Farm

A warm welcome awaits…

Jimmy’s Farm and Wildlife Park is so much more than you would expect. Fun for all the family with there being something for everyone!

For the adventurous explore their wonder wood, where kids both big and small can build their own unique den. The curious should check out the butterfly house and learn about the life of our butterflies and insects.

Getting There:

Service 94 Ipswich to Colchester

Bus Frequency: Every 2 hours

Nearest Bus Stop: Wherstead, The Street, then a 10 minute walk to the farm

Visit Jimmy’s Farm Website

Butt and Oyster Pin Mill

Lovely food and view

The Butt & Oyster is one of the best known public houses in Suffolk renowned for its good beer, good food and great views, situated in the hamlet of Pin Mill on the River Orwell. Let the sounds of the Orwell seduce you. Watch the changing tides on traditional timeless shores. Understand an artist’s inspiration with Thames barges, swans and the river, enjoying the finest Suffolk ales whilst being tempted by the wonderful aromas which welcome you.

Getting There:

Service 97 Ipswich to Shotley

Bus Frequency: Every 60 minutes

Nearest Bus Stop: Main Road, Pin Mill Road

Visit The Butt & Oyster Website

Suffolk Food Hall

Great for a bite to eat and shop

A host of activities at Suffolk Food Hall ensure that you experience quality, local, food with all its provenance, in everything that we do.

There is all that you would expect from an internationally-recognised farm shop, and more… traditional carcass to customer butchery, scratch bakery, selection of fresh, pre-packed product from the fishmonger’s counter, delightful delicatessen with lots of products in the counter made in Our Kitchen.

Getting There:

Service 92 – Every 60 minutes

Service 97/98 (Ipswich to Shotley) – Every 90 minutes

Nearest Bus Stop: End of Lane

Visit The Suffolk Food Hall Website

The Royal Hospital School

Lovely buildings

Founded in 1712 in Greenwich, London, it moved to its spectacular site, set in 200 acres of Suffolk countryside overlooking the River Stour, in 1933. The School has continued to develop its spectacular purpose-built site and grow in size and reputation to become one of East Anglia’s leading independent schools.. This is a great visit to check out some lovely buildings.

Getting There:

Service 92

Bus Frequency: Every 60 minutes

Nearest Bus Stop: Holbrook Road, Stutton

Visit The Royal Hospital School Website

Colchester Castle

A touch of history

A visit to Colchester Castle is better than ever before with interactive displays and star exhibits, like the Colchester Gladiator Vase and Fenwick Hoard of Roman treasure.

Have a go at building a Norman archway, dressing as an Iron Age Briton or steering a Roman chariot. Be wowed as a large scale projection transforms the east wall with light and sound. There Tours, led by expert guides, who offer daily and can take you down into the Roman vaults and up onto the Castle roof.

Getting There:

Service 93/94 Ipswich to Colchester

Bus Frequency: Every 60 minutes

Nearest Bus Stop: Top of East Hill

Visit The Colchester Castle Website

Constable Country

Explore Constable Country in Suffolk

There are few places in Britain more attractive than Constable Country in Suffolk. Set within Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This rural landscape was where the painter John Constable was born, and where he painted his most celebrated works.

Getting There:

Service 93/94

Bus Frequency: Every 60 minutes

Nearest Bus Stop: All stops in East Bergholt

Visit Suffolk – Constable Country Overview

Country Fares

Adult Country Fares

Ipswich – Colchester

Single £5.00

Return £7.50

Ipswich – Stutton

Single £3.20

Return £5.30

Ipswich – East Bergholt or Manningtree or Shotley Gate

Single £3.50

Return £5.50

Under 20s Country Fares

Ipswich – Colchester

Single £2.20

Return £3.60

Ipswich – Stutton

Single £2.20

Return £3.60

Ipswich – East Bergholt or Manningtree or Shotley Gate

Single £2.40

Return £3.70

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