Woodbridge is a riverside market town in Suffolk, East of England on the banks of
the River Deben with a long and fascinating history. Woodbridge town centre has
lots of winding streets with antique shops, galleries, fashion boutiques, old pubs
and Tudor buildings.
Woodbridge Tourist Information Centre
Woodbridge Tourist Information Centre is located at Woodbridge Station and they
can provide you with a town guide showing all the shops and places of interest and
local walks and town trails.
- Weekly Woodbridge Market - Every Thursday on Hamblin Road car park from 8am - 2pm
- Woodbridge Farmers Market - 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month in Community Hall
from 9am - 1pm
- Woodbridge Country Market - Every Thursday in the Community Hall from 10am - 11.15am
- Annual Christmas Fair - 1st Sunday in December on Thoroughfare and Cumberland Street
from 10am - 4pm
- Vintage & Contemporary Markets and occassional Italian Food & Continental
Markets are also held on Market Hill in Woodbridge throughout the year
Good Places to Eat in Woodbridge
Woodbridge has a host of good places to eat and drink. Woodbridge was recently described
in Country Living as one of the top 'foodie' towns in the country so we recommend
you explore our local eateries!
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good places to eat in Woodbridge
Woodbridge Tourist Attractions
Staying at Woodbridge Station Guest House gives you access to many places of interest
within easy walking distance. During the summer months you can take a trip around
the town in an open top bus from just outside Woodbridge Station Guest House.
Local tourist attractions include Beacon Rally Carts (2.2 miles), Framlingham Castle
(9.3 miles) and Orford Ness National Nature Reserve (9.4 miles).
Woodbridge Station Walks & the Deben Estuary
There are three popular walks which start and finish at the train stations of Woodbridge
or Melton. The walks pass boat yards, sailing clubs and the stunning Deben Estuary
with its saltmarsh, mudflat, grazing marsh and woodlands. Deben Estuary is part
of the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and its
bird life is protected.
Woodbridge Tide Mill
Woodbridge Tide Mill dates from the 18th century and it is just up the road from
Woodbridge Station. It is one of the few remaining waterwheels in the country. The
mill no longer produces flour but the huge 20 foot waterwheel turns at high tide
for most days during the summer depending on the tide times.
Woodbridge Museum is in the Market Hill area of Woodbridge and it offers an insight
into the history of Woodbridge.
Buttrums Windmill was built in 1836 and has been fully restored. The windmill has
elegant cast iron machinery and fully shuttered 'patent' sails which can be seen
turning. Guided tours of the milling machinery are also available.
Easton Farm Park
Easton Farm Park in Woodbridge is a family friendly farm where children can meet
and feed farm animals, play on ride on tractors, power diggers, play in the outside
playground and in the two heated indoor play barns and indoor soft play area. There
is a coffee shop, comfortable seating and Wi-Fi access.
Bentwaters Cold War Museum
A museum based in the former USAF hardened command post on the former Bentwaters
airfield, there are various exhibition rooms which cover the history of RAF Bentwaters
from W.W.II until the base closed in 1993. The main "war operations room" and "Battle
cabin" have been restored to original condition and the BT telephone exchange room
and decontamination showers and airlock are also as original.
Beacon Rally Carts
Out door off road rally kart centre with 2 separate tracks with 4 different sized
karts. For adult and children from the age of 5 years.
A museum with artefacts from RFC, RAF and USAAF, covering the period from the opening
of Martlesham Heath in 1917 until closure in 1967, and embraces the period that
the AA & EE were at Martlesham Heath.
A group of Anglo-Saxon burial mounds overlooking the River Deben in south-east Suffolk
near Woodbridge, Sutton Hoo is the home of a ship burial where a wealth of Anglo-Saxon
artefacts of outstanding art-historical and archaeological significance was found
and are now held in the British Museum in London.