Welcome to Needham Market
Nestled in the Gipping Valley, with its river flowing through the centre, Needham market is a small market town in the heart of Suffolk. In the early medieval period, it saw a lot of development through its active wool combing industry, before being ravished and isolated by the great plague in the mid-1600s. Rustic pubs like The Swan Inn, and the aptly named Ancient House, keep the historical spirit of the town alive.
Bury St Edmunds - a jewel in Suffolk’s crown
Surrounded on all sides by sprawling countryside, with more than 1000 years of history to discover, Bury St Edmunds is always worth a visit when you’re passing through Suffolk. Those looking for retail therapy can spend hours in the popular Arc Shopping Centre, or, if you want to learn more about the history of the area, you can check out Suffolk’s only cathedral, or drive out to the Nearby medieval villages like Long Melford and Lavenham.
Step back in time at West Stow Anglo Saxon Village
West Stow is one of Britain’s prominent archaeological sites, set on the site of an Anglo-Saxon settlement, inhabited from the year 450 to 650. The recreated village features several buildings giving a fascinating look into Saxon-era life, including a weaving house, hall building, farmer’s house, workshop, and living house.
Planning a trip to Needham Market? Travelodge Ipswich Beacon Hill Hotel is just five minutes away by car, and Travelodge Ipswich Stowmarket Hotel can be reached in 20.