Starting at the Museum of East Anglian Life in Stowmarket before passing on to the historic abbey and cathedral town of Bury St. Edmunds and stunning splendour of Ickworth House. Explore the amazing Saxon village of West Stow before galloping on to the finishing post in Newmarket.
The market town of Stowmarket lies on the River Gipping between Ipswich and Bury. St Edmunds. The Museum of East Anglian Life covers 75 acres including woodland and riverside and where numerous exhibits chart the history of rural and agricultural life in the region.
The village of Pakenham traces its roots back to Anglo-Saxon times and is unique as Britain’s only parish to have both a watermill and a windmill. The 18th century watermill built on a Domesday site is the last working example in Suffolk and a fascinating visitor attraction.
Bury St Edmunds
The attractive market town of Bury St. Edmunds claims to be the birthplace of Magna Carta. The Saturday market has over 80 stalls. Rich in history you can visit the Abbey Gate on Angel Hill, the Moyses Hall Museum, the Manor House Museum. Venture out of town for either Nowton Park or Ickworth House.
Soak up the breath taking views and wander at leisure through the rolling parkland and woodland of Ickworth park. Take a tour to explore the magnificent Ickworth house, centre piece of the estate.
Close to Bury. St Edmunds you can visit West Stow Country Park with woodland walks, lakes, the River Brett and play area. The Anglo-Saxon Village with reconstructed buildings and internal galleries is one of the UK’s most important archaeological sites with the settlement dating back to AD 420.
Relax at Tuddenham Mill, a 3 AA rosette restaurant and hotel between Newmarket, Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge. Each dish has been carefully thought-out and temptingly presented and all menus champion local and seasonal produce, offering a unique mix of ingredients to excite your taste buds.
Home of the horse, Newmarket is central to the UK and global horsing racing industry. Get up close and experience the thrill of race day, take one of the many stud or race yard tours. Check out Palace House, the ancient Devil’s Dyke or discover the story behind Newmarket Clock Tower.