Bungay Events & Business Association (BEBA) promotes the market town of Bungay, running the thrice yearly street markets and working with other organisations on the annual Bungay Festival and Christmas Lights Switch-On.
Bungay is a charming market town in the heart of the Waveney Valley, known for it's plethora of independent shops and busy cafes, restaurants and pubs and home to the acclaimed Fen Farm Dairy whose cheese features in many local restaurant dishes.
Whether you come for lunch and a wander around the shops, or make more of a day of it taking in a stroll around the ruined castle or along the river at Falcon Meadow you will be struck by the friendliness you will find here and want to return again and again.
Bungay is a beautiful historic market town, in the heart of the Waveney Valley, with roots that can be traced back to Roman times. Nestling within a wide meander of the river Waveney, which forms the border between Norfolk and Suffolk, Bungay was, and is, in an excellent position then, to ward off invaders, now to explore the delights of both Norfolk and Suffolk.
Standing proudly in the centre of Market Place is the Buttercross, built in the 17th century with the statue of Justice on top of the dome, erected some 60 years later. The Buttercross was paired with a Corn Cross, long since demolished, and marked Bungay’s importance as a vibrant market town. Indeed, a weekly market still takes place around the Buttercross each Thursday.
From here it is just a few steps to first visit the old Benedictine priory ruins which lie behind the majestic St. Mary’s church and, over the road and through the passageway opposite the Buttercross the castle can be found. Also in picturesque ruins the castle can be accessed through the café that sits beside it.