Woodbridge Articles


'Releasing the Story of Sutton Hoo'

The National Trust has recently received the initial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund needed for a new project that will be based in Woodbridge - ‘Releasing the Story of Sutton Hoo’.

by alice | Jun 10, 2016 |


Winter Wonder Walks: Woodbridge

A brilliant day out in Suffolk doesn’t have to cost the world! Spending time with loved ones outdoors can be fun and is a great opportunity to create lasting memories. This Winter we are encouraging you to take a breath of fresh air and explore Suffolk by foot. From coastal exploring to count...

by John | Jan 6, 2016 |


Woodbridge in Wintertime

From our Suffolk In The Cold series. The temperatures are beginning fall, the leaves are dropping from the trees, and the ice cream stand is shutting up. Winter is coming!But sunny days on the waters and picnics in the park aren’t all that our delightful riversi...

by John | Oct 16, 2015 |


Top 10 Things to Do in Woodbridge

The historic market town of Woodbridge is a delight to visit year round. Centred around the River Deben, there is so much to do in and around the area, be it a walk along the river or some retail therapy on the Thoroughfare. Read on for our Top 10 Things to Do in Woodbridge...

by lauren | Sep 17, 2015 |


Felixstowe Pier: Past & Present

Once one of the longest piers in Britain, complete with electric tramway, Felixstowe has since suffered from the ravages of war and from financial difficulties. We take a look back at its history to date, and the exciting plans for its future.  Felixstowe...

by John | Feb 23, 2015 |


Woodbridge - According to Arthur Mee

As part of his The King’s England series, Arthur Mee published a book in 1941 about our wonderful county of Suffolk, ‘a guide to everything that makes the county famous, town by town, village by village’. Here is a particularly interesting excerpt about h...

by John | Feb 16, 2015 |


Peculiar Architecture on the Suffolk Coast: Woodbridge

With over 1100 years of recorded history, it’s no wonder that over the centuries Woodbridge and the surrounding settlements have accumulated a fair amount of interesting architecture. If you’re keen to find some of the structural peculiarities in the area for yourself, read on! ...

by John | Feb 2, 2015 |


Landguard Fort: An Introduction

Landguard Fort, just outside of Felixstowe, has a history spanning over 450 years. It is the site of the last opposed seaborne invasion of England and the first land battle of the Royal Marines. Continuously occupied through both World Wars and up until 1956, it now houses a museum open to...

by John | Dec 23, 2014 |


Fine Dining in Woodbridge

If you’re holidaying in Woodbridge, and are in search of a  fine dining experience, do not fret! We’ve put together a list of the many restaurants in the area that are recommended by the Michelin Guide. There is a huge variety of cuisines and settings for you to enjoy on your

by John | Dec 18, 2014 |


The Seckford Almshouses

On Seckford Street, just off Woodbridge’s Market Hill, you will find the Almshouses. Since the 16th century, they have been providing accommodation for older people in the town... The Early YearsIn 1587, Queen Elizabeth I granted Thom...

by John | Nov 25, 2014 |


Church of St Mary: The Stunning Secret of Lower Ufford

Engulfed in the trees of lower Ufford, the Church of St Mary is a secluded gem! The wild graveyard adds to the charm of this fine village Church and the medieval porch is 'one of the finest in Suffolk'. Step into the heart of this treasure and you will continue to find the charms o...

by John | Oct 4, 2013 |


Beaches on the Suffolk Coast - South & Central Suffolk

The Suffolk Coast is a diverse and breath-taking stretch of coastline, comprising sand and shingle beaches. It runs from the beach gardens of Felixstowe, through the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that encompasses both wild and manicured beaches, sand dunes and beach huts, piers and promen...

by John | Aug 31, 2013 |


A tour thro' ... Woodbridge, by Daniel Defoe

A tour thro' the whole island of Great Britain is an account of his travels by English author Daniel Defoe, first published in three volumes between 1724 and 1727.Here is an excerpt from hi...

by John | Aug 9, 2013 |


The Rendlesham UFO Landings

On the 26th December, 1980, a US security patrol at RAF Woodbridge saw strange lights descending into the nearby

by John | Jul 24, 2013 |


The Land Settlement Association

In 1934, the government created a scheme that aimed to resettle unemployed workers from depressed industrial areas of Britain; these included, in particular, Wales and North-East England. Over 5 years, 26 settlements were created, with 1100 small-holdings established across them.

by John | Jul 15, 2013 |

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