1. Learn about Suffolk's years gone by
Saxmundham Museum is located on the High Street and open from Easter through to October. It provides a charming insight into the thriving market town of years gone by, when Saxmundham played host to the Suffolk Show and was an important staging post between London and Great Yarmouth
2. Stock up on fresh, local produce
Stop off at The Market Place, just off the main High Street on a Wednesday and explore a range of stalls including, fruit and vegetables, fresh fish, flowers and garden plants, sweets and preserves. The town boasts a traditional butchers 'KB Stannard & Sons' for all those BBQ and Sunday Roast experiences! An added bonus is the FREE car parking in the town for 2 hours!
3. Explore the specialist shops, restaurants & galleries
Saxmundham has a diverse selection of independent shops for more unique purchases, including great art materials at 'Crisps the Stationers' for all those budding artists heading for the coast and countryside, and a handy cycle shop, 'Sax Velo' - plus the area’s only Waitrose supermarket. It offers great places to eat and drink, from bistros and cafes including The Bell at Sax, The Bistro and Trinity's Cafe, to Indian, Thai and arguably the best Fish and Chips around from the Trawler's Catch, there's no shortage of culinary choice in the town.
4. A Great Base for Exploring
With its great access by rail and road, Saxmundham acts as a gateway to visiting many of the nearby fabulous spots along the coast such as Snape Maltings, Thorpeness, Aldeburgh and RSPB Minsmere Nature Reserve to name but a few. The Saxmundham Town Trail is the ideal way to find out more!