Barton Mills - the quintessential English village
Nestled between Newmarket and Thetford in the Forest Heath district of Suffolk, the sleepy village of Barton Mills used to be a halfway house for travellers from London to Norwich. It's a beautiful village for some relaxation, with Bury St Edmunds only 10 miles away.
Step back in time at Ickworth House
Ony a 22 minute drive away from Barton Mills, Ickworth House is a picturesque, Georgian Italianate palace, built by the 4th Earl of Bristol in the 18th century to showcase his treasures collected on tours around Europe. Visitors can take a picnic and wander through the stunning garden, or find out more about the lives of the servants that kept Ickworth House running.
Moyse's Hall Museum
Also 22 minutes away by car, Moyse's Hall is a beautiful 12th-century museum in the heart of Bury St Edmunds. Featuring ever-changing exhibitions on the history of the local area and family events, as well as an impressive array of rare clocks and timepieces, Moyse's Hall Museum makes for a fascinating family day out.
Planning a trip to Barton Mills? Travelodge Barton Mills Hotel offers great rooms at affordable prices for your stay. Travelodge Thetford Hotel and Travelodge Ely Hotel are under 13 miles away.