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Saxmundham is in East Anglia. It's a charming working market town catering more for local residents than the tourism industry, but is a good base for exploring the Suffolk coast and inland rural towns and villages.


Town Sign

It dates back to the Doomsday Book (by which time it already had 3 churches). The town gained its market charter in 1272; the market still operates today.

The nearby RSPB Minsmere Nature Reserve was the base for the TV SpringWatch nature series for several years.

Get in


By road


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

By train

Saxmundham Station

By bus


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

By bicycle


Get around


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.


  • 1 Cinnamon (Indian Restaurant), 104 High St, Leiston IP16 4BZ, +44 1728 831962. Daily 5-11PM.




Bell Hotel, High Street



Saxmundham and its approach roads have 4G from all UK carriers. As of Sep 2022, 5G has not reached this area.

Go next

Routes through Saxmundham
IpswichWoodbridge  SW  NE  SouthwoldLowestoft

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