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  • Market Hill, Wickham Market, Towns and Villages-Credit-Photography by Emily Fae
  • Monthly market at Wickham Market-Towns and Villages-Credit Photography by Emily Fae
  • All Saints Church-Wickham Market-Towns and Villages-Credit Photography by Emily Fae
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  • Rackhams Mill-Wickham Market-Credit Photography by Emily Fae
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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, home furnishings to food, giftware and clothing, a Post Office, pharmacy, tennis courts and multi-use games area, a skate park and two well established bowls club - something for every member of the family.  

Not forgetting the great choice of places to eat, with two cafés on the square, fish and chip takeaway, Chinese and Indian restaurants and the nearby Greyhound Inn in Pettistree.  Looking for something more active?  Valley Farm Riding & Driving Centre is close by, with its own café, and Glevering Mill golf course.

More information can be found at www.visitwickhammarket.co.uk 

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.


Wickham Market Church Spire

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.Inspirations

Located in the heart of Wickham Market on the charming village square lies 'Inspirations' - a treasure trove of a shop providing a wide selection of inspiring gift ideas for the family and home.


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!


Wickham Market Rackhams Mill


5. Monthly Market 

A lovely open-air market held every Wednesday on the Market Hill from 8.30am to 2.00pm.  Stalls include fresh, local, seasonal fruit and vegetables, cheeses and pies, fresh fish and more.  Fair Trade goods, clothing and plants also join the weekly stalls each month. A summer street market from 8.30am to 4.00pm will be held on Wednesday 15th August 2018, when the whole square will be taken up with a range of craft and local organisation stalls in addition to the usual ones, and a Christmas market is to take place on Saturday 15th December 2018.


Wickham Market Autumn 2015 Photography by Emily Fae-132

6. Area Archive Centre

If you are interested in genealogy and local history then The Archive Centre is a must. It has the largest collection of records outside Suffolk County Council, having information about 23 local parishes.  Visit http://wickhammarketaac.onesuffolk.net to find out more.

USEFUL INFORMATION


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

By Bus: 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 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 Greater Anglia Website.


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


Crafers car park (rear of 46-50 High Street), Wickham Market, IP13 0QS. Long stay parking and Pay & Display. First half hour is free but you must take a ticket. 

The Hill car park (on the square) IP13 0RA:  Short stay parking and Pay & Display.  First half hour free but you must take a ticket. 

Chapel Lane car park (near the Medical Centre & Library) IP13 0SB - Short stay parking and Pay & Display. First hour free but you must take a ticket. 

The library is situated in the Resource Centre next to the Medical Centre on Chapel Lane, Wickham Market, Suffolk, IP13 0SB