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About Woodbridge

Woodbridge isn’t quite on the Suffolk coast, which is probably why it’s so often overlooked, but it’s right on the river Deben with fabulous boating opportunities and a working tide mill. So the best places to stay in Woodbridge make ideal bases if you're looking for a holiday full of water based pursuits.

What Not To Miss

  • Woodbridge has an historic riverside market which is a great place to pick up some lovely local produce.
  • And it’s very close to one of the UK’s most important Anglo-Saxon sites, the excavated burial mounds of the Sutton Hoo.
  • Many of the Sutton Hoo’s treasures are now housed in the British Museum, but the Woodbridge Museum is still home to some and to some excellent replicas. There’s also a detailed exhibition about the 1939 find and its relevance.
  • Woodbridge’s other claim to fame is as a ship-building and rope-making centre and Edward III and Sir Francis Drake both had vessels built here.
  • Woodbridge is just a small town but it’s has some impressive Tudor, Georgian and Regency architecture.

Peaceful and charming, many of the best places to stay in Woodbridge offer a perfect Suffolk break opportunity, with great food and ale, in a great location.

Best places to stay in Woodbridge

For Families

  • Families looking for a country escape will not be disappointed if they book Ufford Park. Spacious guestrooms can fit cots and z beds for little ones and there's a wonderful range of activities on site from the 18 hole golf course to the spa and deck-level swimming pool.

For Foodies

  • The Crown at Woodbridge is a chic gastropub with ten rooms. The interiors are cool and luxurious and the restaurant is great - offering plenty of local produce including Suffolk ales to wash it all down with. Romantic and foodie-friendly.

For a country house

  • A bit out of town, Kesgrave Hall is a handsome Georgian house converted into a charming 23 room hotel with a bustling bar and brasserie and a great terrace - when the weather is right. Commandeered as a American Air Force base during WW2, it’s also been a school. Today there a relaxed family-friendly atmosphere, lots of bold fabrics, art by local artists and great lighting.
  • Seckford Hall is a beautiful historic property just outside Woodbridge with 32 rooms and suites. Set amid gorgeous manicured gardens and boasting both an excellent restaurant and newly refurbished spa, it's perfect for a luxury getaway.

For an apartment or cottage

  • If you'd prefer a self-catering option this holiday, don't hesitate to visit our online partner Booking.com for a selection of properties perfect for exploring this charming town.

Travel Information

  • Fly to London Stansted Airport located 93km (58 miles) from Woodbridge with a range of domestic and International connections including to Europe and Africa.
  • Or catch a train to Woodbridge with rail links to major destinations including Ipswich.
  • If you want to rent a car to explore the county or visit the coast - for prices visit our online partner Rentalcars
  • Best time to visit - the summer months from June to early September provide typically the nicest weather for enjoying the nearby beaches and countryside.

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Best Hotels in Woodbridge

  • Kesgrave Hall Ipswich, Suffolk 23 rooms from £135

    Restaurant  -  Recommended.
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
    Sights nearby  -  Well located for major sights.
    RestaurantGardenPet friendlyDisabled accessParking

    Good food, good service, and a good night's sleep in a handsome Georgian house. Bustling bar and brassiere, lovely sunny terrace & family-friendly relaxed atmosphere. See More

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  • Ufford Park Woodbridge (Melton) 90 rooms from £104

    Romantic Break  -  Book a spa treatment for two for added indulgence on a romantic break at this charming country hotel
    Great walks  -  Set in the rolling countryside of Suffolk, make sure to take advantage of the opportunity for brisk and beautiful coastal walks
    Sights nearby  -  Take a trip to Sutton Hoo and discover the archaeological finds made at the site of two 6th- and early 7th-century cemeteries
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Air conditioningSpaRestaurantSwimming PoolPet friendlyDisabled accessParking

    This stylish hotel is set within 120 acres of mature parkland outside Woodbridge in Suffolk. Home to an 18-hole golf course and a sleek, full-service spa, this hotel is the perfect country retreat. Spacious guestrooms are family-friendly, and the verdant setting is perfect for an unplugged getaway. See More

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  • Hill House Hall Woodbridge 3 rooms from £105

    Writing a novel  -  Writers and novelists will be inspired by the truly historic architecture and character of Hill House.
    Sights nearby  -  The Anglo-Saxon burial site at Sutton Hoo is a short drive away.
    Restrictions on children  -  This is an adults only property
    No pets

    Truly historic and luxury B&B in the classic English town of Woodbridge. Two 14th century rooms and one contemporary room all with en-suite. Original historic decor with beams & ships timbers and delicious breakfast served in the original medieval kitchen. Stunning one of a kind! See More

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  • Seckford Hall Woodbridge (Suffolk) 32 rooms from £110

    Country Escape  -  Easily accessible from London and surrounded by some of Suffolk's most beautiful countryside.
    Great walks  -  Take long walks along the coastal path.
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the Viking site of Sutton Hoo.
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor pool
    SpaRestaurantSwimming PoolGardenPet friendlyDisabled accessParking

    A majestic building set in beautifully manicured gardens. Elegant rooms are light and spacious with traditional furniture and fabrics. The best (the Seckford or Tudor rooms) feature antique four poster beds. A spoiling spa and excellent restaurant make this a special stay. See More

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  • The Crown at Woodbridge Woodbridge 10 rooms from £125

    Restaurant  -  Gastropub food
    Sights nearby  -  Sutton Hoo treasures are two miles away
    RestaurantNo pets
    Recommended by  -  Good Hotel Guide, Sawdays

    Well known, chic Woodbridge gastropub with rooms, close to Sutton Hoo, in a charming Suffolk village of cafes and boutiques. Good food and local ales. See More

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