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Saxmundham

National Rail | station code SAX

Saxmundham is on the East Suffolk Lines

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Saxmundham is a small market town on the River Fromus.

www.saxmundham.org

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Saxmundham Museum ¼ mile

Local history including local Anglo Saxon finds. Replica shops and railway station. Exhibitions.
Open Apr-Sept, M-S 1000-1300.
www.saxmundhammuseum.org.uk

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. The Scallop sculpture on the beach is a tribute to the composer Benjamin Britten who lived in Aldeburgh at the Red House (see below). Aldeburgh is pronounced 'Orld-bruh'.

www.thesuffolkcoast.co.uk

Bus 64/521/522 from Railway Bridge to Aldeburgh High Street via Leiston Road (64/522) or Thorpe Road (521), 30-40 minutes journey. 64 M-S hourly, operated by First. 521 M-F every 1½ hours, Sat every 3 hours. 522 M-F only hourly. For 521/522 times see www.suffolkonboard.com.

Aldeburgh Museum Moot Hall by bus

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

The Red House, Aldeburgh by bus

The Red House was the home of the composer Benjamin Britten and his professional and personal partner the tenor Peter Pears. The house with classic 1950s/60s interiors includes the Library, composing studio and gallery spaces. Museum and Garden. Events programme. Café.
Open ThFSSu 1100-1700.
www.brittenpears.org
Bus see Aldeburgh above, buses 64 & 522 stop nearby on Leiston Road or it is 1¼ miles walk from Aldeburgh High Street.

North Warren Nature Reserve RSPB Aldeburgh by bus

A nature reserve 1 mile 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.
Open at all times.
www.rspb.org.uk
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.
Open Easter-Oct, MTThFS (also Wed in Aug) 1000-1700, Sun 1100-1700.
www.longshopmuseum.co.uk
Bus 64/521/522 from Railway Bridge to Leiston Library, 15-20 minutes journey. 64 M-S hourly, operated by First. 521 M-F every 1½ hours, Sat every 3 hours. 522 M-F only hourly. For 521/522 times see www.suffolkonboard.com. 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.
Open any reasonable time.
www.english-heritage.org.uk
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.
Open Daily 0900-1700 (1600 Nov-Jan), hides and countryside open dawn-dusk.
www.rspb.org.uk
Bus see Long Shop Museum, then walk 4 miles passing near Leiston Abbey.
Minsmere is 5 miles walk from Darsham.

Leiston and Minsmere map

Explorer Map Southwold & Halesworth

Explorer Map Woodbridge & Saxmundham

Pocket Guide to British Birds