Explore Saxmundham, Suffolk
Saxmundham is a small market town, dating from Saxon times - its market granted in 1272. Later it became a staging post for coaches between Ipswich and Great Yarmouth. The 19th century Market Hall displays the arms of the Longs family, who lived at nearby Hurts Hall (a neo-Elizabethan mansion). The Church of St. John the Baptist has a fine hammerbeam roof.
Saxmundham is a real working town with a busy high street and plentiful local businesses. Saxmundham Museum, open on the High Street from Easter through to October provides a charming insight into the thriving market town of years gone by, when Saxmundham played host to the Suffolk Show.
Today, the town boasts a number of cafés, pubs and restaurants along with a diverse selection of independent shops. On Wednesdays, there is a small traditional market with a variety of food and other stalls.
Why not stop by the nearby 16th century Glemham Hall, full of wonders with classic walled rose and herbaceous gardens. An ideal venue for exhibitions, conferences, concerts, theatre, fairs and private dining.
The train station connects Saxmundham to Ipswich and London to the south and Lowestoft to the north. It's become increasingly popular with commuters and also as a hub for those visiting the Suffolk coast.