Saxmundham – Suffolk is thought to be named after an Anglo Saxon warlord and it was first noted in the Doomsday book in 1086. With this origin, it is no surprise that Saxmundham-Suffolk takes great pride in its local history.
The town trail is a great way of finding out more about the history and culture of Saxmundham. However, one of the greatest discoveries in recent years was found in the local area. On the eve of the second world war, a group of archaeologists discovered an Anglo Saxon ship off the Suffolk coast. It turned out to be the funeral ship of an Anglo Saxon king and alongside the ship itself there was also numerous treasures, giving great insight into life in Anglo Saxon England rhubarb candle
Today, the Sutton Hoo burial site is also home to a restaurant, great walks, a visitor gallery and some Anglo Saxon treasures on loan from the British museum. This is a great opportunity to witness history first hand in Saxmundham!
As well as the great discoveries of the past, Saxmundham is home to some great sights. On Wednesday there is a market that has been attracting visitors since 1854. Nearby Snape Maltings may no longer be home to the once famous brewery, but its shops, gallery and concert hall are well worth a visit.
There are some fantastic restaurants, including a Grade II Georgian listed building and a fantastic curry house. For those who are fans of the great outdoors, there are a two caravan and camping sites that are ideal. Nature lovers can also enjoy the RSPB ran Minsmere Nature Reserve.