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Saxmundham is in East Anglia.


Town Sign

Dating back to the Doomsday Book (by which time it already had 3 churches). The town gained its market charter in 1272, the market still operating today.

A charming working market town catering more for local residents than the tourism industry. A good base for exploring the Suffolk coast and inland rural towns and villages. The nearby RSPB Minsmere Nature Reserve was the base for the TV SpringWatch nature series for several years.

Get in[edit]

By road[edit]

Saxmundham is just off the A12 (which has recently bypassed the town) and is a 2 hour drive from London.

By train[edit]

Saxmundham Station

By bus[edit]

First Buses in Norfolk and Suffolk also operate a bus to Ipswich and surrounding towns such as Aldeburgh.

By bicycle[edit]

  • National Cycle Route 1 (Shetland to Dover) passes 4½ miles NW of the town.
  • Regional Cycle Route 41 passes 3 miles W of the town.
  • Regional Cycle Route 42 passes 3 miles E of the town.

Get around[edit]

Saxmundham is a small town and most places are within walking distance of each other. If you need to there is a bus service that runs around the town and then onto Ipswich.


St. John the Baptist Church



The town has a variety of independent and chain stores on the High Street and around the central part of the town.




Bell Hotel, High Street
  • 1 The Bell At Sax' (Hotel & Restaurant), 31 High St, Saxmundham IP17 1AF, +44 1728 602331, .
  • 2 The Westleton Crown, The Street, Nr. Southwold, Westleton, IP17 3AD, +44 1728 648777. An ideal base for exploring the Suffolk Coast- located half way between Southwold and Aldeburgh, this hotel is a medieval building with modern comfort with its own award-winning pub


  • 1 Post Office, 7 High St, Saxmundham IP17 1DF. M Tu 08:30-17:30. W-F 09:00-17:30. Sa 09:00-13:30.

Go next[edit]

Routes through Saxmundham
IpswichWoodbridge  SW UK road A12.svg NE  SouthwoldLowestoft

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