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Top 3 things to do in Woodbridge

Top 3 things to do in Woodbridge


Woodbridge is a lovely little, riverside market town in Suffolk. About 8 miles from the coast, the vibrant town makes for an excellent base to explore the Suffolk coast. Woodbridge also boasts of several attractions like the Woodbridge Museum, Buttrum's Mill and the beautiful Elmhurst Park etc. However, the top three things to do in Woodbridge would be the ones listed below.

The Tide Mill and The River Walk


The most iconic landmark of Woodbridge is the Tide Mill - the last commercially working tide mill in the UK (it was closed in the late 1950s) but has since been restored to working order. Today it is one of the only two surviving tide mills that harnesses the power of the tide to produce stoneground wholemeal flour. The Tide Mill is open from 1st April to 1st October (seven days a week) and dependant on the tide, the machinery is operated and milling is done for around an hour on certain days each month. The location of the mill, on the banks of the estuary, is an attraction in itself but for a more informed visit, you can go for the guided tours. For the opening times, entry fee and milling schedule for this year, visit: woodbridgetidemill.org.uk

Top 3 things to do in Woodbridge - The Tide Mill


The River Walk - There are two routes starting from Woodbridge station, both taking you along the river wall, passing boat yards, sailing clubs and offering fantastic views of the estuary. You might also spot a variety of wading birds and wildfowl.

Top 3 things to do in Woodbridge - The River Walk


Shopping


Woodbridge has a sprightly mix of shops - from high street stores to small independent shops. You will find fashion boutiques, antique stores, craft suppliers, stores selling ethically traded goods, charity shops and a number of food shops selling gourmet cakes and puddings.

Top 3 things to do in Woodbridge - Shopping

Top 3 things to do in Woodbridge - Shopping

Top 3 things to do in Woodbridge - Shopping


Visiting Sutton Hoo


One of the most noteworthy archaeological discoveries of the country, Sutton Hoo is a must-visit while in Woodbridge. The site, managed by National Trust, hosts burial mounds from the Anglo-Saxon era and also has an informative exhibition where visitors can learn more about the life of Anglo-Saxons. Nice place to spend a few hours.

Sutton Hoo near Woodbridge - National Trust





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