East Anglia South Pre Tour

Situated on the east coast of England, Suffolk is a little-known county filled with natural beauty, breathtakingly open skies, 50 miles of glorious coastline and many world-famous landmarks. To the south is Constable Country where John Constable painted the famous Hay Wain, Flatford Mill and Dedham Vale. In the west there are the wealthy historic wool towns of Lavenham and Long Melford. Along the east coast are quaint seaside towns including Southwold and Aldeburgh.

We will be based around the village of Nacton, which lies between Suffolk’s county town of Ipswich and the seaside resort and port of Felixstowe.


Participants will be responsible for their own hotel accommodation or campsite bookings and will pay for entry to the historic sites that we will visit. For hotel and campsite suggestions, please contact Mark Power (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Olly Cox (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Tuesday Evening

Settle into your accommodation and meet up for supper.


We will drive to Sutton Hoo, the world-famous Anglo-Saxon Burial Site, portrayed in the Netflix film The Dig. After a visit to a secret Saab barn, we will drive to the lovely market town of Framlingham, featured in the BBC Series The Detectorists and visit its spectacular castle - Ed Sheeran’s Castle on the Hill and to which we might be able to get up to 90 (kph) as claimed in his lyrics!


First stop will be Abbott Racing, to collect pre-ordered parts and see their championship-winning Saabs. We will take a leisurely drive through Dedham Vale to Long Melford and stop at Kentwell Hall, a spectacular moated Tudor manor house. We will then drive through the medieval town of Lavenham, once one of the wealthiest settlements in England, to Bury St. Edmunds and finish the day with a barbecue.


Driving west we will meet up with the East Anglia North tour party at The Shuttleworth Collection to view vintage aircraft and vehicles. From there we will proceed to IntSaab at Gaydon.