Around and About
Woolpit Village is a delightful village with historic houses and church in a conservation area. There are two good pubs serving food, a good variety of shops and a post office.
A regular bus service runs through the village to Bury St Edmunds and Stowmarket and links to the railway network at both towns and Elmswell Station (2½ iles away). There is a good network of footpaths around the village. A Car Boot/Market is held every sunday. Visit www.woolpit.org for more details.
Bury St Edmunds is our local market town with a street market on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Bury has been awarded the floral town of Britain on many occasions and is extremely proud of its Abbey Gardens which are laid out in formal beds.
The town is very good for shopping and eating. There is a theatre, cinemas, plus an Arts Festival every May. The history of the town and the locality is well documented at the Moyses Hall Museum with many artefacts on display.
Greene King has been brewing beer in the town for over 200 years and has daily tours and the opportunity to buy some of their excellent products in their own shop.
Stowmarket has a street market on Thursday and Saturday. The Museum of East Anglian Life gives a wonderful insight into the ways of agriculture from the past. Stowmarket has a mainline railway station on the Norwich to London line, an hour and 10 minutes to Liverpool Street station - so a great way to have a day visit to the capital.
Ipswich, the county town, has seen a great deal of regeneration in the last 10 years. The waterfront has been totally refurbished and has restaurants overlooking the marina. There is a wealth of shopping, eating, culture, theatres and cinemas.
Cambridge is easily accessible from Woolpit, approximately 35 minutes drive to the Park and Ride.
Lavenham is a stunningly well preserved wool village with a huge church and lovely old houses. A wealth of coffee shops and places to eat. Pop into the chemist and pick up an audio tour of the village.
Long Melford is an historic village with two large mansions, a wealth of antique shops and some well preserved old houses.
Ely has the most magnificent cathedral in the area, which can be seen for miles rising out of the fens - a sight not to be missed.
Newmarket is the home of British hourse racing, where the horse comes first as they criss-cross the roads on their way to the training gallops. Over 30 days racing at the two racecourses including the ever popular evening meetings during the summer.