PLACES TO EXPLORE

Bradfield Combust

Church Farm is a the centre of an area steeped in history. The name Bradfield Combust means exactly what it suggests; there was a great fire here during 1320’s when the Bury Abbey holdings here were destroyed by a mob protesting at the power of the Abbey over the burgesses of the town.

 

Bury St Edmunds

Up the road, the market town of Bury St Edmunds is named after the king of East Anglia, martyred in 869. 

www.visit-burystedmunds.co.uk

 

Lavenham

Lavenham was a wealthy wool town and retains a wealth of Tudor buildings. Lavenham Guildhall sets in one of the wealthiest towns in Tudor England.  It tells the story of the Guild & Lavenham's famous Blue Cloth.

www.lovelavenham.co.uk

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lavenham-guildhall

Bradfield Woods

is a working wood.  It has been under continuous traditional coppice management since 1252, giving locals firewood & hazel products.

www.suffolkwildlifetrust.org/reserves/bradfield-woods

Ickworth House

With its impressive Rotunda, Ickworth House is set in beautiful parkland. 

The house was built for the 4th Earl of Bristol to house his priceless treasures in the 18th century.

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ickworth

 

Long Melford Hall 

is a warm family home with connections to Beatrix Potter and royalty. 

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/melford-hall

 

Kentwell Hall

A stunning moated Tudor Manor House with gardens and a rare breeds farm.

www.kentwell.co.uk

 

Newmarket

Within easy striking distance is the capital of horse racing at Newmarket. Visit The Palace House Museum of horse racing and learn about the history of horse racing & about the work of Retraining of Racehorses.

There is also a lovely cafe in the grounds.

www.discovernewmarket.co.uk

www.palacehousenewmarket.co.uk

The Suffolk Punch Trust, Hollesley
The oldest breed of working horse.  Now an endangered breed.  You can see demonstrations, walk around the farm & see the horses, visit the museum and cafe.
8 miles from  Woodbridge.

www.thesuffolkpunchtrust.co.uk

Greene King Brewery in Bury St Edmunds
Take a tour and learn about the history of the brewery. 

www.greeneking.co.uk

Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmunds
Built in 1819 this Regency theatre is the only working Regency playhouse in the country &  the only theatre with the National Trust.

www.theatreroyal.org

Wyken Vineyards
A lovely place to visit with gift shop, cafe & restaurant in a 400 year old barn.  Take a walk in the beautiful gardens or to the vineyard through ancient woodland.  Producers of the award winning English wine 'Wyken Bacchus'.  
Farmers market every Saturday.

www.wykenvineyards.co.uk

Fullers Mill Garden at West Stow
This is a tranquil waterside and woodland garden on the bank of the River Lark.
You will find rare & unusual shrubs, perennials & lilies.

www.perennial.org.uk/garden/fullers-mill-garden

Southwold & Aldeburgh

Long lines of coloured beach huts, pier & sandy Southwold beaches.
From Aldburgh you can walk to Thorpeness, a small village with a Meare and large boating lake where you can hire the boat of your choice.

www.visitsouthwold.co.uk

www.visit-aldeburgh.co.uk

 

Several antique shops can be found in Long Melford and Clare. 
 

Or simply take a picnic up to our beautiful lake and enjoy the sunset over the farm.

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