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National Rail | station code SAX

Saxmundham is on the East Suffolk Line

Suffolk Offers, Discounts & Links

Saxmundham is a small market town on the River Fromus.

Public transport in Suffolk:

Holiday Cottages

If you plan to book a self-catering cottage in the countryside or a small village check the location carefully and remember to plan your grocery shopping.

Suffolk National Trust Holidays, East Anglia

Saxmundham Museum ¼ mile

Local history including local Anglo Saxon finds. Replica shops and railway station. Exhibitions. Tel. 01728 663583.
Open Apr-Sept, M-S 1000-1300.

Saxmundham map

Aldeburgh by bus

Aldeburgh is a traditional seaside town with Victorian and Edwardian buildings along the seafront. Fishing boats can be seen on the pebble beach. Famous for its connection with Benjamin Britten. Aldeburgh is pronounced 'Orld-bruh'.

TI 48 High Street. Tel. 01728 453637.

Bus 64/521 from Railway Bridge to Aldeburgh High Street, 30-40 minutes journey. 64 M-S hourly, operated by First. 521 M-S about every 3 hours, for times see

Aldeburgh Museum Moot Hall, Aldeburgh by bus

The history of Aldeburgh housed in the timber-framed Moot Hall dating from the 16th century. Tel. 01728 454666.
Open Apr-Oct, Daily 1430-1700 (1200-1700 Jun-Aug).
Bus see Aldeburgh above.

North Warren Nature Reserve RSPB Aldeburgh by bus

A nature reserve north of Aldeburgh extending for over a mile just inland from the coast. Grazing marshes, reedbeds, heathland and woodland used by many ducks, swans and geese as well as breeding bitterns and marsh harriers. Tel. 01728 648281 (Minsmere).
Open at all times.
Bus see Aldeburgh above.

Aldeburgh map
National Trust Holidays
National Trust Holidays
National Trust Holidays

Long Shop Museum Leiston by bus

One of Britain's most significant industrial buildings, the engineering works of Richard Garrett. Victorian assembly line building. Picnic garden. Engines in steam on major event days, please see website. Tel. 01728 832189.
Open Easter-Oct, MTThFS (also Wed in Aug) 1000-1700, Sun 1100-1700.
Bus 64/521 from Railway Bridge to Leiston Library, 15-20 minutes journey. 64 M-S hourly, operated by First. 521 M-S about every 3 hours, for times see Note that Leiston is pronounced 'Lays-tun'.

Leiston Abbey EH by bus then 1½ miles

Mainly 14th century remains of an abbey of Premonstratensian canons. Tel. 01728 831354.
Open any reasonable time.
Bus see Long Shop Museum, then walk 1½ miles.

Minsmere RSPB by bus then 4 miles

A popular nature reserve with woodland, wetland and coastal scenery, rare birds including bitterns, shy otters and wild flowers in summer. Visitor Centre, bird hides, Discovery Centre and Wild Zone for families. Café. Tel. 01728 648281.
Open Daily 0900-1700 (1600 Nov-Jan), hides and countryside open dawn-dusk.
Bus see Long Shop Museum, then walk 4 miles passing near Leiston Abbey.
Minsmere is 5 miles walk from Darsham.

Ordnance Survey Maps
Ordnance Survey
Leiston and Minsmere map

Explorer Map Southwold & Halesworth

Explorer Map Woodbridge & Saxmundham

Pocket Guide to British Birds

Rough Guide to Norfolk and Suffolk