Wickham Market guide
Wickham Market is a thriving town just a 20 minute drive from the sea!
Offering a variety of independent shops selling everything from general hardware, flowers to food , a great choice of places to eat and drink, tennis and basketball courts, a skate park and two well established bowls club - something for every member of the family!
Ideally placed to explore many of the Suffolk Coast's highlights including the nearby Easton Farm Park, Snape Maltings, Framlingham Castle, Orford Castle, Woodbridge Tide Mill and the National Trust Sutton Hoo. A perfect destination for those all important weekend getaways!
Things to Do in Wickham Market
1. All Saints Church with its octagonal tower and 137.5 feet tall lead spire!
Come and take a closer look at this beautiful 700 year old church with its elegant octagonal tower, the only example of its type in Suffolk complete with lead spire that dominates the skyline and is visible for miles over the surrounding countryside. The church has beautiful stained glass windows, a 600 year old font with 6 bells in the tower and a Sanctus Bell turret on the eastern gable of the nave.
2. Bangers on the High Street!
A visit to Wickham Market isn't complete without a trip to the award winning butchers 'EW Revett & Son', the birthplace of the famous “Revett’s” Sausages - a delicious traditional sausage made from locally sourced pork! People keep coming from far and wide to stock up on these beauties!
3.Quilting on the Market Hill
'Quilters Haven' is one of the UK's leading patchwork and quilting shops, a must for anyone interested in textile crafts. There are always beautiful quilts on display and it offers a comprehensive selection of workshops, courses and clubs all dedicated to inspiring people to realise their own creative abilities and enjoy the rewards of this fabulous hobby!
4. Rackham’s Mill
This iconic quintessentially English mill, set in beautiful water meadows, sets off the surrounding landscape and history perfectly. It was established as an animal feed business in 1855 by Reuben Rackham and is still being run today by the same family. Well worth a browse through its vast range of miscellaneous products!
5. Monthly Market and The Archive Centre
A bustling open-air monthly market held every 3rd Wednesday of the month (excluding January and February) on the Market Hill, stalls include fresh local seasonal fruit and vegetables, plants, crafts and cheeses. A Mini Monthly Market held on first Wednesday of the month (excluding January and February). If you are interested in geneology then The Archive Centre is a must it has the largest collection of records outside Suffolk County Council, and has information about 23 local parishes.
Public toilets and baby-changing facilities in Wickham Market
Crafers car park (rear of 46-50 High Street), Wickham Market, IP13 0QS
The library is situated in the Resource Centre next to the Medical Centre on Chapel Lane, Wickham Market, Suffolk, IP13 0SB
Further information can be obtained from The Wickham Market Partnership and a map of the town is available here:
HOW TO GET TO WICKHAM MARKET - PUBLIC TRANSPORT
Local bus services run from Ipswich via Woodbridge 64/65.Timetables and further information can be found at www.suffolkonboard.com
By Train: With services from Abellio Greater Anglia to London Liverpool Street to Ipswich, change there for Lowestoft bound trains alight at Campsea Ashe. Complete the journey by taxi which is about a 10 minute trip. Abellio Greater Anglia operates frequent train services.
There are many great value fares available such as Advance tickets which start from Just £9 one way (available on certain routes), and Groupsave where 3 to 9 adults save 1/3 off the Off-Peak Return train fare. Anglia Plus day rover tickets are also available where you can have unlimited travel within certain zones. Perfect for exploring the beautiful Suffolk coast.
All train tickets can be purchased via the Abellio Greater Anglia Website or the app available on Android, iPhone/iPadand Windows Phone.
HOW TO GET TO WICKHAM MARKET - BY CAR
From Norwich take A146 and then head towards Bungay on the B1332. Through Bungay pick up the A144 until you reach the A12. Head south towards Ipswich and turn off at B1078 (sign posted Wickham Market).
From Ipswich, head north on the A12 and turn off at B1078 (signposted Wickham Market).
From Lowestoft, head south on the A12 and turn off at B1078 (Wickham Market).
From London, head north on the A12 and turn off at B1078 (signposted Wickham Market).
CAR PARKS IN WICKHAM MARKET
High Street, Wickham Market, Suffolk IP13 0QU
High Street, Wickham Market, Suffolk, IP13 0RA
Chapel Lane, Wickham Market, Suffolk, IP13 0SB
WHERE TO STAY IN AND AROUND Wickham Market
WHERE TO EAT IN AND AROUND Wickham Market
Things to do in Wickham Market