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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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 huge 20 foot waterwheel turns at high tide for most days during the summer depending on the tide times. The Tide Mill now produces flour which is used to make bread at Woodbridges Award winning Cake shop. (British best bakers 2014)
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.