Saxmundham is a beautiful market town located in the heart of Suffolk. A bustling town with access via road and railway, it is a great place to visit, be it for a day trip or weekend getaway. It’s the perfect location for exploring rural Suffolk.
Having once hosted the Suffolk Show, it is also the place to find out about times gone by in the county with its local museum. The museum works to record and preserve the history of the town and the IP17 area. Discover its past with an interactive media display featuring photos, videos and recordings.
The town has a market every Wednesday so is a great place to stock up on the essentials and fresh local produce. The high street is full of independent stores so you can shop until you drop then refuel at a café such as Trinity’s at No.14. If you are looking for something more substantial why not try The Bell at Sax or have some of the best fish and chips around at Trawler’s Catch.
Saxmundham is also close to RSPB Minsmere if you want to get out into the countryside and see some local wildlife. For fresh air, this is the place to go! If gardens are more your thing visit The Walled Garden just outside the town. This garden has been around since the 1800s and is beautifully laid out, full of sculptures and a lovely lily pond. It is definitely worth a visit, especially as it is combined with a nursery meaning that you can buy the plants that have inspired you.
If you are looking for excitement and a bit of a challenge why not visit the Suffolk Escape Room? This Area 51 inspired space will have the intrepid UFO hunter in you breaking into the infamous area, where you will have one hour to crack it before the security override kicks in. You have to work as a team to figure out the clues. This is a great group activity as well as a challenge to the brain.
With all this to do in Saxmundham, it is a must visit this year.