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Things to do near Potash

Whether you are looking to experience the nearby tourist attractions or simply enjoy some peace and tranquility, Potash Barns has something to offer.

Potash Barns: Local Places to Visit

We are located in the hamlet of Brundish near Framlingham, amidst the quiet beauty of rural mid Suffolk. Situated within 20 minutes of the Suffolk Heritage Coast. Suffolk boasts a large number of attractions, and regardless of your interest, you are sure to find things to do. 

Potash Barns is great for walking, cycling in and around the nearby countryside.


A pretty coastal town with a lovely beach, a lighthouse, charming multicoloured beach huts and a wonderful old-fashioned feel, Southwold is a must to visit. It boasts a fantastic pier featuring traditional amusements like Punch & Judy, and Victorian end-of-the-pier shows. Southwold is also home to Adnams Brewery and has many fine pubs and restaurants, as well as shops, galleries and cafes. A popular retreat for artists and writers over the years, Southwold is now home to an annual Literature Festival each November.


Nearby is the coastal town of Aldeburgh (15m south) made famous by Benjamin Britten. Aldeburgh offers a lovely beach with Martello Tower, a wealth of interesting shops, restaurants and pubs. You can also enjoy seasons of fine music at Snape Maltings, which hosts the annual Aldeburgh Music Festival each June, attracting classical music lovers from all over the world.


The picture-postcard seaside village of Walberswick has attracted artists and film-makers alike for years. With wide sandy beaches, flanked by dunes, much beloved of children and dog lovers, it is also host to the annual Crabbing Championship, which over the years has become a National Institution. Set around a small village green, Walberswick has a handful of delightful shops and two lovely old pubs. A one-man ferry rows passengers across to the Black Shore of Southwold and the old fishermen's huts, which sell fresh fish to take home and cook yourself, or to eat in simple premises. A third pub on the Black Shore is an ideal location to watch the sun go down over the Blyth estuary.


Dunwich, which was almost swept away by stormy seas, like so many of its seafront counterparts, has a wild pebble beach, a bird sanctuary, a forest, a nature reserve and heath, a museum, a garden centre, tearooms and a pub. Situated right on the edge of the beach are the famous Flora Tearooms which serve traditional beer-battered fish and chips from April through to October. Well worth a visit.


Magnificent sandy beaches at Lowestoft are 12 miles north. The "fountains" just to the side of the beach promenade are a must for the children. Lowestoft also has a shopping centre, supermarket and its own theme park, Pleasurewood Hills.

Great Yarmouth

Great Yarmouth is one of the UK's most popular seaside resorts, offering great family entertainment, miles of sandy beaches and a proud maritime heritage. Lots of lively action for the kids - Great Yarmouth has a seafront with numerous arcades, Pleasure Beach and a Sealife Centre.


Woodbridge is a delightfully quaint market town bustling with many interesting and independent shops and restaurants by the River Deben. Woodbridge is probably now most famous for its great archaeological find a Sutton Hoo, the ancient Saxon burial ground.

Sutton Hoo

One of the most important and atmospheric archaeological sites in Britian - the burial ground of Anglo Saxon Kings. The great exhibition hall tells its compelling story.

Norfolk Broads

The stunning riverside town of Beccles is only twenty minutes drive away, and from there you can hire a boat on the River Waveney and take off up the Norfolk Broads. If you like bird watching (look for the marsh harriers), sunbathing, or just messing about on the river, then what a better way to explore one of Britain's most beautiful natural reserves.

Other places of interest within an hour's drive from Potash Barns include Norwich, Bury St Edmunds, Orford Ness and numerous stately homes such as Blickling Hall and Somerleyton Hall.

Other attractions near us:

Aldeburgh Beach
Southwold Pier and Beach
Sutton Hoo
Hillside Shire Horse Sanctuary
Shawgate Vineyard
Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse
The National Horseracing Museum
Fritton Lake
Melford Hall
Colne Valley Railway
Laxfield Museum
Bewilderwood Treehouse Adventure
Church Farm Rare Breeds Centre
Dragon Hall
Africa Alive
Oasis Camel Centre
Kentwell Hall
Helmingham Hall Gardens
Pakenham Water Mill
Thrigby Hall Wildlife Centre
Dinosaur Park
Mid-Norfolk Railway
Melsop Farm Park
Sealife Centre
Leiston Abbey
East Anglia Transport Museum
Snape Maltings
Somerleyton Hall and Gardens
Framlingham Castle
Otley Hall
Shuttleworth  Old Warden Park
Strumpshaw Steam Museum
East Anglian Railway Museum
Suffolk Owl Sanctuary
Ipswich Transport Museum
Gainsborough House
The Hollesley Bay Colony Stud
Pleasurewood Hills
Parham Airfield
Bure Valley Steam Railway