The location of the Claydon Hotel allows easy access into Ipswich town centre, the Marina and direct access onto the main A12 and A14 providing routes into Great Yarmouth, Felixstowe and Bury St. Edmunds.

Whether you’re on a business trip, a leisure break or a one-night stay, the Claydon Hotel and surrounding areas provide something for everyone, including local countryside walks or the 2 village pubs.

Jimmy’s Farm

Why not take a trip out to Jimmy’s Farm, (approximately 3 miles away) and try to spot our local celebrity Jimmy Doherty. The farm has rare pig, cattle, and sheep breeds. Also, there is a stunning nature trail.


Visit the town of Ipswich, home to the ‘Tractor Boys’ football club. Browse the town’s many quality shops. Partake of its numerous cafes, restaurants, and bars. You could take a leisurely boat trip up the river Orwell or walk along the regenerated waterfront and enjoy a drink or meal at one of its many bustling eateries.

Suffolk Show

A must visit is the annual Suffolk Show, which is held in June. From livestock, gardening, food and drink, to live music, the ever-popular Suffolk Show offers something for everyone.

Christchurch Park

Take a walk around Christchurch Park, with its beautiful grounds and magnificent mansion or take a stroll around the town’s museum.

Flatford & Dedham Vale

Discover Flatford and Dedham Vale, made famous by the artist John Constable. There are several other National Trust properties within the area.


For coastal lovers there is Felixstowe, Aldeburgh, Southwold and Dunwich. Enjoy a bracing walk along their beaches or partake of a picnic on the cliff top.


You could take a half an hour drive to Colchester, the oldest recorded town in England and explore its historic Castle grounds. Colchester zoo is a perfect day out for all the family.

Sutton Hoo

Home to one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of all time, Sutton Hoo is where you will find stories of kings, mysterious mounds and buried treasure. The 255-acre estate of Sutton Hoo is the site of an Anglo-Saxon royal burial site dating back 1300 years. Netflix's "The Dig" is a film about the findings of this incredible site.

Framlingham Castle

Surrounded by parkland and a picturesque lake, Framlingham Castle was once a stronghold of the powerful earls and dukes of Norfolk. Also the home town of our home-grown superstar, Ed Sheeran


Bramford Golf Centre is a beautiful & natural setting in which all can enjoy a round of golf on our 9 hole golf course or practice on our 18 Bay Floodlight Driving Range. Whether a beginner or experienced player there is something for everyone.

The destinations are endless. You will definitely want to return for further visits.
Reception will be happy to provide you with information on where you want to visit.