Monday December 10th 2018

‘Suffolk Towns A-Z’ Archives

Framlingham

Framlingham

Attractive market town with fine domestic architecutre, particularly in Market Hill and Castle Street. Remains of a gatehouse and external walls (and 13 towers) of 12th Century Castle. The castle’s most famous resident was Mary Tudor, aka Bloody Mary. She became Queen [Read More]

Hadleigh

A royal town for the 9th century Danish King Guthrum, Hadleigh is today a busy, but still a beautiful market town. Guthrum had been captured by King Alfred, but pardoned on the cndition that he became a Christian. He made Hadleigh his home and lived there for 12 years. On [Read More]

Halesworth

Typical Suffolk market town with a host of shops along The Thoroughfare. The town has a long history with the brewing industry, malting and agriculture. The market place boasts some of the town’s finest and most historical buildings. Worthy of a visit is the town [Read More]

Haverhill

A market town for over 1000 years and still hosting a provisions market on each and every Friday and Saturday. Recorded in the Domesday survey in 1086, but before archaeological evidence shows that both Stone Age man and later the Romans thought this valley was a good place [Read More]

Ipswich

Ipswich

Getting to Ipswich Coming by road, the town sits on the A12 from London (approx 60 miles) and the A14 from the Midlands and the North. The town is well-served by railway with a regular service connecting to London’s Liverpool Street (just an hour’s journey). [Read More]

Lavenham

Lavenham

Lavenham is probably the most beautiful town in Suffolk if not England. Time really has stood still here with the preserved timber framed buildings exactly as they were in the 14th & 15th centuries. Lavenham Guildhall The town’s history goes back a very long way [Read More]

Leiston

Leiston

Majestic in ruin – Leiston Abbey A short distance from the town centre of Leiston you will find the remains the 14th Century Leiston Abbey. In 1182, Sir Ranulf de Granville had established an abbey at nearby Minsmere. Minsmere however is marsh land and 200 years later [Read More]

Long Melford

Long Melford

Historic buildings, antiques, shopping, good food or fashion, the village of Long Melford has something to offer everyone. Set in the Stour Valley the area was much loved by John Constable who featured the River Stour in many of his paintings. Long Melford’s origins [Read More]

Lowestoft

Lowestoft

Lowestoft’s biggest claim to fame is that it is Great Britain’s most easterly town. Unlike Land’s End or John ‘O’ Groats, for many years Lowestoft did not really shout about this. Now the matter has been put right and you can visit Ness Point [Read More]

Mildenhall

A small town with a very large RAF base; RAF Mildenhall, located immediately outside the town, is used by the United States Air Force. Mildenhall is most famous for the discovery, in 1942, of The Mildenhall Treasure. Now housed in the British Museum, the treasure is a hoard [Read More]

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Aldeburgh

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