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Woodbridge guide

Woodbridge is a beautiful and vibrant market town on the banks of the River Deben

Check out our handy ‘know before you go’ guide to make your visit a huge success! 

The ‘gem’ in Suffolk’s crown, Woodbridge combines excellent shops with superb pubs and restaurants and numerous activities both indoors and out. On the edge of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Woodbridge is the perfect base from which to explore the Suffolk Coast and its many tourist attractions.

Things to do in Woodbridge

1. The River Walk and Tide Mill

This was voted the most loved element of Woodbridge by its residents. Many love to enjoy a coffee on the Quayside, stroll along the riverside paths admiring the iconic working Tide Mill and soaking up the whimsical vistas across the river – maybe even spotting the local seal!

Use these great Explorer Walking Guides as inspiration!

TTDA - Woodbridge Tide Mill - summer view

2. Independent Shops & Fabulous Foodie Venues

Covering every type of item from DIY and craft supplies to wool shops, outdoor clothing, boutiques, deli’s cook shops, tailors, and even a violin shop (almost as iconic as Tide Mill). You are spoilt for choice when it comes to great food in Woodbridge. Book a table at The Crown at Woodbridge where head chef Ben Hegarty brings his unique style to the exciting menu which comprises local produce.

3. Local Markets

Frequent markets are held on the Market Hill in the shadow of the beautiful Shire Hall. Seasonal food markets, (look out for locally grown asparagus) vintage markets, craft markets and many more supplement the local shopping scene throughout the year and give the local producers an opportunity to meet customers and show off their wares.

4. National Trust Sutton Hoo

National Trust Sutton Hoo is home to one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of all time. Walk around the ancient burial mounds and discover the incredible story of the ship burial of an Anglo-Saxon king and his treasured possessions. Come face to face with your ancestors and explore the award-winning exhibition, the full-size reconstruction of the burial chamber, stunning replica treasures and original finds from one of the mounds, including a prince's sword.

TTDA - National Trust Sutton Hoo - Helmet

Useful Information

Public Conveniences and Baby Changing Facilities

Opposite Hamblin Road Car Park (IP12 1BG)- Disabled toilet and baby change facilities

Jetty Lane, opposite the boat yard (IP12 4BB)- Disabled toilet and baby change facilities

Station Road Car Park, behind community centre (IP12 4AU) - Disabled toilet and baby change facilities

For more information on events and businesses in Woodbridge, visit www.choosewoodbridge.co.uk

Getting to Woodbridge - Public Transport

By Bus: 

Local services to Ipswich, Felixstowe, Saxmundham, Framlingham and Martlesham.

For timetables and more information visit www.suffolkonboard.com 

By Train:

The town's rail station is located on Station Road, Woodbridge IP12 4AU.

Abellio Greater Anglia Operate direct train services to Ipswich and Lowestoft, and on-going connections to Norwich, Cambridge and London Liverpool Street.

All train tickets can be purchased via the Abellio Greater Anglia Website or the app.

How to Get to Woodbridge - By Car

From Lowestoft, take the A12

From Norwich, follow the A146 then onto the A12 (south bound)

From Ipswich, take the A12 (north bound)

From London, follow the M11 (M25) then the A12

Car Parks in Woodbridge

Theatre Street – IP12 4NE – long stay Pay & Display

Oak Lane – IP12 1AA – short stay Pay & Display

Station Road – IP12 4AU – long stay Pay & Display

The Station – IP12 4AU – long stay Pay & Display

Hamblin Road – IP12 1BG – short stay Pay & Display

Lime Kiln Quay – IP12 1AZ – long stay Pay & Display

The Avenue – IP12 4BA – long stay Pay & Display 

Travel Information & News

For the latest travel information listen to or visit BBC Radio Suffolk 

For local news, visit the East Anglian Daily Times of Eastern Daily Press websites.


Things to do in Woodbridge