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.
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!
Did you know?
Wickham Market has a rich history, once a pivotal point for access to Framlingham there was a weekly market and two fairs that were granted by Henry VI in 1440. The village continues to supply all the needed provisions locally, more from its' quality local shops!
In the recent past there was an iron and engineering works producing steam engines, water wheels, windmills and machinery especially for corn and flour mills.?
On the outskirts of the village there are spooky encounters at Dragarse Hill. There you will find the remains of Potsford Gibbet last known hanging here was April 1699. The ghost of Jonah Snell is reported to frequent the area. Snell was guilty of grizzly murders and was dragged naked, on his backside up the hill to the gibbet - it is where the name for the hill came from.